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:

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...

Kevin Love trade a three-team deal, source says

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 22 2014 - 8:36 AM

The 30-day waiting period on the Kevin Love trade ends Saturday, when the Wolves are expected to finalize and announce the franchise’s biggest player transaction since it sent away superstar...

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA play

BLOG POST Updated: Jul 26 2014 - 4:19 PM

Kevin Love has told Team USA he will not be able to play for it this summer because of his current unsettled situation with the Timberwolves.USA Basketball's Jerry Colangelo announced it this...

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...

Rand: Kevin Love trade more a matter of when than if

VIDEO Updated: May 19 2014 - 6:27 PM

Monday (Kevin Love situation brings great opportunity) edition: Wha' Happened?

BLOG POST Updated: May 19 2014 - 9:55 AM

We wrote today about how we would handle a Kevin Love trade if we were the Wolves and if we were convinced he was not going to be back after next season. It concluded thusly:As great as Love is, a...

Wolves temper Love trade rumors

ARTICLE Updated: May 19 2014 - 7:48 AM

Amid renewed media reports that three-time All-Star Kevin Love intends to leave Minnesota in July 2015 and the Timberwolves are reconsidering their position, Wolves owner Glen Taylor reiterated on...

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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