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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Birthplace:

Santa Monica, CA

Age:

26

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

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 27 2014 - 1:05 PM

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor returned to the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday after at least three years away, wearing a team golf shirt and sporty shorts and looking like a man who didn’t...

LeBron's call lured Love to Cavs

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 27 2014 - 1:03 AM

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – When LeBron James called, Kevin Love said goodbye Minnesota and hello Cleveland. Love left behind six seasons without a playoff appearance, and immediately began...

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

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 25 2014 - 6:58 AM

If you’re a Timberwolves fan, today your emotions shouldn’t be merely mixed. They should be puréed.Your local-guy general manager — I believe his name is Phillip Saunders...

With Kevin Love traded, Timberwolves hoping to establish an identity

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 24 2014 - 7:09 AM

Seven years after they traded away a star with the same first name, the Timberwolves did so again on Saturday, finally sending away discontented Kevin Love to Cleveland in a three-way trade before he...

Scoggins: Love's exit from Wolves is an enigma

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 23 2014 - 1:23 PM

"I just think that they need to realize that I love being here. I don’t know where the misconception came along, but I love this team. I love this organization, and somewhere along the...

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