Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Doug McDermott (Creighton) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number eleven overall pick to the Denver Nuggets in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Love trade rumor: Bulls not making Doug McDermott available

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The Chicago Bulls have suddenly emerged as a possible landing spot for Kevin Love, especially with the Cleveland Cavaliers dragging their feet the way they seem to be as of late.

No matter what the Cavs are doing now, there are certain things the Bulls will not do or not be able to do to make a trade happen and that mainly involves rookie swingman Doug McDermott.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bulls can’t include Doug McDermott in any trades for the next 30 days, not that he’s being shopped or discussed in a trade such as a Kevin Love deal.

Doug McDermott wouldn’t be an immediate option after the team announced that he signed his contract early Tuesday afternoon. According to NBA rules, a rookie can’t be traded until at least 30 days after he signs.

According to a Bulls source earlier in the month, any move would be contingent on Love signing an extension past the 2014-15 season, and there were no indications of what number he would be looking for.

This makes sense since the Bulls not only want to keep McDermott but simply can’t trade him thanks to his new contract and NBA policy stating that 30 days need to pass before a player can be traded. It’s unclear if the Bulls would even consider trading McDermott but by the time they’ll be able to, the chances are Love will already be gone.

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