Kevin Love

Kevin Love was taken fifth overall by Memphis in 2008 and was traded to the Wolves on draft night for the third overall pick, O.J. Mayo, in an eight-player deal. He was a 2012 Olympian and a two-time NBA All-Star who holds the longest streak for consecutive double doubles. Previously, he was a top-ranked prospect out of Lake Oswego (Ore) High School before playing one season in college for UCLA (Final Four appearance, 2008.)

Wolves
August 27, 2014

Taylor questions Love's health, defense; Love suggests Taylor move on

The Wolves owner offered candid assessments of his former star’s years with the team.
Wolves
August 27, 2014

Kevin Love on Minnesota: 'I loved my time there'

Although he said he enjoyed his time in Minnesota, Kevin Love’s desire to play with LeBron James won out.
Wolves
August 25, 2014

Souhan: Wolves have work to do to rebound from Kevin Love deal

Unless Andrew Wiggins becomes a superstar on a winning team and stays with the Wolves long-term, this evokes memories of the Kevin Garnett trade that sent the team into a funk.
Wolves
August 24, 2014

With Love traded, Timberwolves hoping to establish identity

A pre-emptive strike before Love could walk away as a free agent next summer, the deal is intended to change the identity of a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs since Kevin Garnett wore its uniform.
Wolves
August 23, 2014

Scoggins: Love's exit from Wolves is an enigma

Jilted fans didn’t deny Kevin Love’s talent, but they grew cool to his agenda
Wolves
August 22, 2014

Kevin Love trade a three-team deal, source says

The Wolves will receive 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, 2013 No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and 76ers veteran forward Thaddeus Young. Love goes to Cleveland and two bench players will become 76ers.
Sports
July 27, 2014

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA play

Wolves star Kevin Love cited his current unsettled status as the reason he won't report to Las Vegas for U.S. national team that will play in the 2014 World Cup.
Twins
July 2, 2014

Kevin Love drops out of All-Star softball game at Target Field

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has dropped out of the celebrity softball game that is part of the All-Star weekend at Target Field. Love's name was not included in the latest media release promoting the game, which will be played on July 13 and broadcast on ESPN the next night.
Wolves
June 3, 2014
Kevin Love

Scoggins: Love should put an end to the tap-dance

The longer this plays out, the more absurd it becomes, making it increasingly difficult to envision a scenario in which Kevin Love stays with the Wolves.
Wolves
May 31, 2014

Summer of waiting, maybe trading, for Wolves and Love

As Kevin Love hints at leaving, the Wolves must size up trade options. Wolves beat writer Jerry Zgoda breaks down the possibilities of where Love might go.
Wolves
May 20, 2014

Will Wolves move up in lottery? What are the odds?

The Wolves own six chances out of 1,000 — yep, 0.6 percent — of winning the No. 1 overall. In their 26-year history, they’ve never gotten lucky and beaten the lottery’s odds.
Wolves
May 20, 2014

Scoggins: Make sure to get some value if Love's lost

Drive up the price by dangling him in front of several suitors before he simply walks away.
Video
May 19, 2014

Rand: Kevin Love trade more a matter of when than if

Kevin Love trade speculation has been heating up. Should the Wolves trade him before the draft?
Sports
May 19, 2014

RandBall: Love's situation brings a great opportunity

Making the right deal for Kevin Love can be viewedas an opportunity to completely reshape the Timberwolves roster and change the identity of the franchise.
Wolves
May 19, 2014

Wolves temper Love trade rumors

Amid renewed reports that Kevin Love intends to leave Minnesota in 2015 and the Timberwolves are reconsidering their position, owner Glen Taylor reiterated that the team doesn’t intend to soon trade him.
Wolves
April 15, 2014

Wins don't seem to follow when Love scores big

He followed his 43-point game with 40, but the Wolves fell to 3-7 when he scores that many.
Wolves
April 3, 2014

Wolves, Love dig deep to rip playoff-seeking Grizzlies

Kevin Love’s second triple-double in four games helped Minnesota put a damper on Memphis’ playoff aspirations.
Wolves
March 16, 2014

Love, Adelman develop unspoken communication for Wolves

Rick Adelman doesn’t even have to say anything when he asks Kevin Love for just a few more minutes.
Wolves
March 6, 2014

Wolves notes: Love had better stats, but Griffin gets honor

Despite huge numbers, Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was not named the NBA’s Western Conference player of the month for February.
Wolves
March 5, 2014

Souhan: Is Love or Garnett the Wolves' best ever? It's still early

Kevin Love has never been better than he is right now. Has KLove caught KG?
Wolves
March 3, 2014

Love aims to be just as good for Wolves in March

The All-Star forward was scorching hot in February.
Sports
February 27, 2014
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Love's future: Yet another round of speculation

As we mentioned last week, we are only at the cusp of speculation about Kevin Love's future. The latest round comes from Grantland's Bill Simmons.
Sports
February 24, 2014

Love's huge week earns NBA top player honor

Kevin Love was named NBA Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 36.7 points and 12.7 rebounds in three games last week. It was…
Wolves
February 23, 2014

Love's triple-double leads Wolves to victory in Utah

The All-Star had 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in his shorthanded team’s third victory in a row.
Wolves
February 20, 2014
Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders and All-Star forward Kevin Love.

Saunders refutes report that Wolves' Love has asked to opt out

Speculation on Wolves star Kevin Love’s future, already a hot topic, was turned up a few notches Wednesday night. Longtime NBA writer Peter…