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.)

key info

Birthplace:

Santa Monica, CA

Age:

25

Team:

Timberwolves

Position:

Center

Number:

42

Height:

6' 10"

Weight:

260 lbs

School:

UCLA

Salary:

$13.67 million in 2012-13

Awards:

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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Wolves return from break with a big win over Indiana

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 20 2014 - 7:09 AM

Even those in the middle of the fray — pushing, shoving, running, competing — knew something special was going on Wednesday night.At one point J.J. Barea looked up at the scoreboard and...

Another amazing night for Love

BLOG POST Updated: Feb 19 2014 - 11:52 PM

Well, this turned into a rather complex night.Ronny Turiaf hurts his knee during the game, then we all have to deal with a bit of controversy after it ended. As you probably already know, long-time...

Love's All-Star Sunday

VIDEO Updated: Feb 19 2014 - 5:35 AM

Love's All-Star night: no dancing, no dazzling dunks

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 17 2014 - 6:51 AM

NEW ORLEANS – Kevin Love thankfully made good on a promise when he was introduced as a Western Conference starter for the first time before Sunday’s 163-155 All-Star Game loss to the East....

Love's night in three-point contest is short-lived

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 16 2014 - 12:05 AM

NEW ORLEANS – Timberwolves star Kevin Love’s night ended nearly before it started in the NBA’s All-Star Saturday three-point contest.The 2012 champion who didn’t defend his...

Love's skills at 'stretch forward' part of NBA trend

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 15 2014 - 11:59 PM

NEW ORLEANS – The way Timberwolves three-time All-Star Kevin Love recalls it, he knew he was destined to become a “stretch” power forward well before he helped make the term such a...

Love fields questions about free agency, doesn't tip hand

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 15 2014 - 9:05 AM

NEW ORLEANS – Five minutes and 13 questions into his 41-minute All-Star Friday media availability, Timberwolves star Kevin Love was asked about his future starting in 2015 and beyond, and he...

Souhan: Love is among the NBA's best; enjoy it now

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 14 2014 - 10:54 PM

This Jim Souhan column ran on Nov. 13, 2013:For years, the Timberwolves tried to lure fans to Target Center by touting appearances by the best players in the NBA.Tonight, they can do that again.Only...

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...

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