Central Notes: Love, Wiggins, Parker, Calipari

June 9 2014 at 5:19pm CDT By Zach Links

The Bulls are in a long line of teams with interest in Kevin Love, writes K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.  Johnson suggests that a deal involving Taj Gibson, Jimmy Butler, draft picks and/or the rights to Nikola Mirotic, and expiring deals could get it done.  The question, however, is whether the Bulls could win with a core of Love, Rose, and Joakim Noah supported by minimum contracts and rookie scale deals. More out of the Central Division..

  • Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio (on Twitter) is now getting a strong vibe that the Cavs will take Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick.
  • Former Duke assistant and current Marquette head coach Steve Wojciehowski says that he would love to see Jabari Parker with Milwaukee, writes Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel.  “With the Bucks and Jabari, that would be an amazing situation for both parties,” he said. “He’d be a slam dunk, a grand slam, whatever you want to call it. He’d be a great, great pick for the Bucks.”  The Bucks, of course, own the No. 2 pick.
  • Kentucky coach John Calipari reportedly turned down the Cavsmassive offer in part because the Harrison twins decided to stay at UK rather than go pro.  Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv finds such news interesting since there was speculation Calipari was pushing the twins out of Kentucky (Twitter link).
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