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.)

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Santa Monica, CA










6' 10"


260 lbs




$13.67 million in 2012-13


NBA All-Star (2012), NBA Most Improved Player (2011), All-NBA Second Team (2012), NBA Three-Point Shootout champion (2012), NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2009), Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (2008), Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2007)

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Rubio, Love are throwbacks with ambitious plans for Wolves

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 14 2014 - 10:53 PM

This story ran prior to the Wolves' 2013-14 season opener in OctoberThe Timberwolves spent $120 million last summer to add pieces around charismatic stars Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio in a league in...

Love returns to Wolves lineup, ignoring pain

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 8 2014 - 6:15 AM

NEW ORLEANS – If you found it difficult to watch the replay of his thudding fall in Tuesday’s victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, try being Timberwolves star Kevin Love.Love returned to...

With Love out, Wolves fall 106-97 at Oklahoma City

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 6 2014 - 2:53 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY – Somebody asked Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman before Saturday’s loss at Atlanta what he would do if battered and bruised All-Star Kevin Love couldn’t play that...

Helping Love get his shot

BLOG POST Updated: Jan 30 2014 - 1:30 PM

On Monday the Wolves won in Chicago against a Bulls team depleted by injuries, a problem magnified when starting center Joakim Noah was an injury-related scratch.Ditto Wednesday night, when the...

Souhan: Love can lead in stats, but can he lead the Wolves?

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 26 2014 - 7:08 AM

Even when the Timberwolves have it good, they aren’t.Thursday, our favorite cursed franchise enjoyed one of the best days in its quarter-century of existence. Kevin Love became the first Woofie...

Wolves' Love surprised by All-Star starting spot

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 24 2014 - 11:47 AM

SAN FRANCISCO – Timberwolves two-time All-Star Kevin Love had just pushed his room-service cart into the hotel hallway Thursday afternoon when someone else — team President of Basketball...

Kevin Love looking forward to All-Star Game

VIDEO Updated: Jan 24 2014 - 9:47 AM

Kevin Love among 28 NBA players selected for U.S. national team pool

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 23 2014 - 10:10 AM

Kevin Love is among 28 players selected for the 2014-2016 USA Men’s National Team Pool, from which the 2014 USA World Championship Team and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be selected.Love, who...

Once again, Wolves get burned late

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 9 2014 - 1:42 PM

Whether it’s a matter of circumstance or coincidence now matters not. What matters after the Timberwolves’ 104-103 loss Wednesday night to a surprising Phoenix team they’re chasing...

Love propels Wolves to easy victory

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 11 2013 - 6:04 AM

AUBURN HILLS, MICH. – With a hurting heart and rested legs, Kevin Love got back to the game of basketball Tuesday at the Palace of Auburn Hills.Nine days after he had last played, six days...

Love returns to action, talks about his grandmother

BLOG POST Updated: Dec 10 2013 - 2:24 PM

AUBURN HILLS, MI. -- Kevin Love will return to action tonight when the Wolves play the Pistons here at the Palace tonight. But his mind is still back home.Love and the Wolves were in Mexico City last...

Wolves have to handle Heat on Saturday without Love

ARTICLE Updated: Dec 7 2013 - 12:57 PM

The Wolves have had five days off between games, but the break included thousands of miles of travel to play in a game that never happened. They returned to practice Friday but were missing Kevin...

Love-to-Brewer on Wolves outlet passes: Bombs away

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 15 2013 - 12:48 PM

Kevin Love always wanted to play football, a childhood aspiration diverted in part by a registered-nurse mother who feared he would get hurt.Some 15 years later, the Timberwolves star is living out...

Monday (Kevin Love for MVP?) edition: Wha' Happened?

BLOG POST Updated: Nov 11 2013 - 9:22 AM

So what usually happens is we notice an early trend, write about it, and then the very next game the trend gets dumped on. So if Kevin Love is awful tonight against the Clippers in the second night...

Hot shooter Martin feeling the Love with Wolves

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 10 2013 - 12:20 AM

LOS ANGELES – Kevin Martin possessed nearly 28 million reasons to leave 60- victory Oklahoma City for the Timberwolves last summer, even though he had lost more games than he’d won in...

Love just misses triple-double in Wolves' victory over Dallas

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 9 2013 - 12:33 AM

A Timberwolves team that started the season searching for one player who could win games in the final moments now is discovering after Friday’s 116-108 victory over Dallas and a 4-2 season...

Love's dramatics help Wolves hang on for OT victory in opener

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 31 2013 - 11:04 AM

The Timberwolves practiced the play that saved them from disaster in Wednesday’s season-opening 120-115 overtime victory over Orlando at Target Center the day before, without nearly as much...

What's in the Timberwolves' future

VIDEO Updated: Apr 13 2013 - 5:30 PM

Love to have knee surgery, won't return this season

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 9 2013 - 6:48 AM

If there was any lingering doubt, Timberwolves forward Kevin Love’s season officially is over, but it’s not just because of that healing shooting hand.Love will have arthroscopic surgery...

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