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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Wins don't seem to follow when Love scores big

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 9:25 AM

OAKLAND, CALIF. – Timberwolves three-time All-Star Kevin Love has scored 43 or more points five times in his six-year NBA career, every single one from them away from Target Center.He reached...

Wolves, Love dig deep to rip Grizzlies

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 6:40 AM

With nowhere to go after April 16 and seemingly nothing now to play for, the Timberwolves must redefine themselves and their aspirations in these final games of yet another season without...

Love, Adelman develop unspoken communication during Wolves games

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 16 2014 - 12:58 AM

Timberwolves star Kevin Love and his coach have needed to communicate over such matters often enough this season that he and Rick Adelman often don’t even talk anymore when he asks Love for...

Wolves notes: Love had better stats, but Griffin named player of month

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 6 2014 - 5:08 AM

Despite huge numbers, Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was not named the NBA’s Western Conference player of the month for February.That award went to Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who averaged...

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

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 5 2014 - 6:08 AM

With step-back threes, running bank shots, post-up spins and step-throughs, and the occasional baby hook, Kevin Love has prompted an impertinent question about our local basketball franchise:Is He...

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