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.)

Kevin Love
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.
Kevin Love
August 27, 2014
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love holds up his new jersey with general manager David Griffin at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Independe

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.
Jim Souhan, columnist
August 25, 2014
NBA first-overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins, of Canada, wearing a hat, shoots a commercial with a bunch of kids after signing an endorsement deal with

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.
Love trade is official
August 24, 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) reacts with guard Wayne Ellington (22) after hitting a three point shot to win the game during the seco

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.
Chip Scoggins, columnist
August 23, 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) reacts with guard Wayne Ellington (22) after hitting a three point shot to win the game during the seco

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
Kevin Love trade
August 22, 2014
Forward Kevin Love, left, looks to drive against Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in 2013.

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.
Kevin Love
July 27, 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love during a NBA game against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 in Minneapolis.

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.
Kevin Love
July 2, 2014
Timberwolves’ Kevin Love talked with Flip Saunders before the game. Love did not play. ] JIM GEHRZ • / Minneapolis,

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.
Chip Scoggins, columnist
June 3, 2014
Kevin Love, in happier times with the Timberwolves.

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.
Kevin Love
May 31, 2014
Kevin Love, perhaps the NBA’s best stretch power forward, is what the Wolves have to offer. At issue is what they could get in return from trading p

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.
NBA draft lottery (7 p.m., ESPN)
May 20, 2014
Kansas' Andrew Wiggins

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.
Chip Scoggins, columnist
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.
May 19, 2014
Rand: Kevin Love trade more a matter of when than if

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?
Blog: RandBall
May 19, 2014
Kevin Love

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.
Kevin Love
May 19, 2014
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love

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.
Golden State 130, Wolves 120
April 15, 2014
Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio drove past Golden State's Steve Blake during the first half of the Warriors' 130-120 victory Monday.

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 102, Memphis 88
April 3, 2014
James Johnson, left, and Kevin Love battled for control of a rebound. Both were given technical fouls on the exchange.

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.
Sacramento at Wolves (6 p.m., FSN)
March 16, 2014
Kevin Love got a hand slap from coach Rick Adelman during the 2012 season.

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.
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.
Jim Souhan, columnist
March 5, 2014
Wolves forward Kevin Love has come a long way from his rookie season.

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 at Denver (8 p.m., FSN Plus)
March 3, 2014
Kevin Love, going against the Suns' Markieff Morris on Tuesday, could end up with Western Conference player of the month honors for February.

Love aims to be just as good for Wolves in March

The All-Star forward was scorching hot in February.
Blog: RandBall
February 27, 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Boston Celtics, Target Center, 3/30/12. (left to right) Minnesota's Kevin Love and Boston's Kevin Garnett battled under the

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.
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 121, Utah 104
February 23, 2014
Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love (42) shoots as Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter, left, defends in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Fe

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.
February 20, 2014
Kevin Love, Flip Saunders

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…