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>>Bulls Sign McDermott

The Chicago Bulls say they have signed Doug McDermott, their first-round draft pick and last season's college player of the year.

Terms of the deal involving the 6-foot-8 forward from Creighton weren't released.

The Bulls acquired 22-year-old McDermott after Denver drafted him with the 11th overall pick, then quickly traded him to Chicago.

 width=As a Creighton senior last season, McDermott averaged a nation-leading 26.7 points, becoming one of eight players in NCAA history to score more than 3,000 career points.

The Bulls also announced Tuesday's signing of free-agent guard Aaron Brooks. The 6-foot, six-year NBA veteran last season averaged 9 points while splitting time with Denver and Houston. Terms were not disclosed.

>>Bulls To Make Push For Love

(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls are reportedly making a late push to acquire Kevin Love from the Timberwolves. While the Cavaliers are still viewed as favorites to land the All-Star, ESPN reports that Chicago is trying to get into the mix. It's believed Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler could be moved in such a deal.

>>Cavs Make Minor Deal In Push For Love

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Cavaliers have once again made a small trade that could lead to a mega-move. According to Yahoo! Sports, Cleveland acquired the unguaranteed contracts of John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy from the Jazz for the guaranteed contract of Carrick Felix, a future second round pick and one-million-dollars. This will help the Cavs with flexibility in their pursuit of Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. Minnesota wants to move J.J. Barea and potentially Kevin Martin in any Love move.

>>USA Basketball Select Team Revealed

(Colorado Springs, CO) -- Rookies Doug McDermott and Marcus Smart are among 13 players named to the USA Basketball Men's Select Team. Golden State's Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green, Utah's Trey Burke, Chicago's Jimmy Butler, Orlando's Victor Oladipo [[ oh-lah-DEE-poh ]] and Tobias Harris, Brooklyn's Mason Plumlee and brother Miles Plumlee of the Suns, Cleveland's Dion Waiters and Charlotte's Cody Zeller were also selected. The 13 players will train with the U.S. National Team from July 28th through 31st in Las Vegas as the national squad prepares for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

 width=>>LeBron Apologizes To Neighbors With Cupcakes

(Fairlawn, OH) -- LeBron James is trying to make amends with his neighbors now that he's back in Ohio. James sent a group from a local bakery on Tuesday around his immediate neighborhood to deliver cupcakes and apologize for traffic jams created by the interest in his return earlier this month. The boxes of cupcakes were accompanied with a card apologizing for the inconvenience. James bought the property in 2003 and owns a 30-thousand-square-foot mansion on the land.

>>Top Basketball Recruit To Play In China

(Guangdong, China) -- A top basketball recruit is picking playing overseas for a paycheck instead of playing in college for a scholarship. Yahoo! Sports reports five-star point guard Emmanuel Mudiay [[ MOO-dee-aye ]] has signed a one-year, 1.2-million-dollar contract with the China Basketball Association. The 18-year-old chose to play for the Guandong Southern Tigers rather than for coach Larry Brown at SMU. Mudiay has taken out significant insurance policies to protect future earnings against injury.

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