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:

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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Kevin Love drops out of All-Star softball game at Target Field

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 2 2014 - 9:17 PM

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...

Scoggins: Love should put an end to the tap-dance

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 3 2014 - 11:48 AM

Kevin Love had no ulterior motive for vacationing in Boston this weekend (wink).He just wanted to check out the sights, grab some fresh seafood and catch a ballgame. Maybe take one of those duck...

Summer of waiting, maybe trading, for Wolves and Love

ARTICLE Updated: May 31 2014 - 6:13 PM

Forty-seven years after 100,000 hippies converged on San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the Summer of Love is back.This one isn’t a psychedelic stew of politics, sex, music and...

Will Wolves move up in lottery? What are the odds?

ARTICLE Updated: May 20 2014 - 11:51 AM

What: The NBA’s annual game of chance that determines selection order for the top three picks in the June 26 draft.When: Tuesday, ESPN’s coverage begins at 7 p.m.Where: Disney/ABC Times...

Scoggins: Make sure to get some value if Kevin Love is lost

ARTICLE Updated: May 20 2014 - 6:40 AM

Kevin Love sat mostly expressionless at his locker after yet another late-season loss. He stared at the floor, unable or unwilling to raise his head to make eye contact as he answered questions from...

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