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Kevin Love
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26.1 12.5 4.4
Team: MinnesotaHeight: 6-10 Born: 9/7/1988
Position: F-CWeight: 243 Birthplace: Santa Monica, California
College: UCLADraft: 1st Round 5th pick by Grizzlies (2008)


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Aug. 7 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET15:22 GMT23:22 8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST19:22 UAE17:2211:22 ET10:22 AM CT14:22 - Two people with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that Minnesota and Cleveland have agreed to a trade that will send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick.
Analysis: The deal will unite Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in a new-look Big 3 in Cleveland. Love is a three-time All-Star but failed to make the playoffs in his first six seasons in Minnesota.
July 18 6:32 AM PT7:32 AM MT8:32 AM CT9:32 AM ET13:32 GMT21:32 6:32 AM MST8:32 AM EST17:32 UAE15:329:32 ET8:32 AM CT12:32 - The Cavaliers continue to pursue Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love.
Analysis: The latest development is that No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins could be included in a blockbuster deal.
July 15 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET18:41 GMT2:41 11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST22:41 UAE20:4114:41 ET1:41 PM CT17:41 - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors have restarted trade talks for All-Star forward Kevin Love. The person requested anonymity because both teams are not publicly commenting on trade discussions.
Analysis: The two teams had been going back and forth with proposals involving Love since before the draft. But the Warriors' reluctance to include shooting guard Klay Thompson in any package to Minnesota was considered a deal-breaker for the Timberwolves.
May 18 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST23:13 UAE21:1315:13 ET2:13 PM CT18:13 - Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press the Minnesota Timberwolves are now open to the idea of trading Love if the right deal comes along.
Analysis: The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not made any final decisions on the All-Star forward's future in Minnesota.
Apr. 11 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST3:10 UAE (+1)01:1019:10 ET6:10 PM CT22:10 - Love missed the Timberwolves' game against Houston on Friday night because of a hyperextended right elbow.
Analysis: Love was injured in a loss to Chicago on Wednesday night, but was able to play through the pain and finish the game. He said after that game that he hoped to play against the Rockets, and coach Rick Adelman said about 90 minutes before tipoff that he was hopeful Love would be able to go.
Apr. 6 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE06:250:25 ET11:25 PM CT3:25 - Love is dealing with back spasms.
Analysis: His status going forward is uncertain.
Apr. 5 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE07:351:35 ET12:35 AM CT4:35 - Love finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds to help Minnesota pull out a 122-121 double-overtime win over Miami on Friday.
Analysis: Love has totaled 52 points and 27 boards over his last two games.
Mar. 30 6:10 PM PT7:10 PM MT8:10 PM CT9:10 PM ET1:10 GMT9:10 6:10 PM MST8:10 PM EST5:10 UAE (+1)03:1021:10 ET8:10 PM CT0:10 - Love turned in a fantasy dud in Sunday's loss at Brooklyn.
Analysis: The Minnesota star finished with just 14 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves, shooting 5 of 14 and saying afterward he felt "exhausted" and was perhaps getting sick. "I couldn't find any energy in the second half and that was really it," Love said.
Mar. 29 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET5:04 GMT13:04 10:04 PM MST12:04 AM EST9:04 UAE06:041:04 ET11:04 PM CT4:04 - Love registered his second career triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in Friday's victory over the Lakers.
Analysis: Minnesota again appears set to miss out on the playoffs, but almost none of the blame can be placed on Love. He's averaging 28.6 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists over his last 23 games while shooting 40.7 percent from 3-point range.
Mar. 26 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)03:0022:00 ET8:00 PM CT1:00 - Love had 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt the slumping Atlanta Hawks another costly loss with a 107-83 victory.
Analysis: Love only took nine shots in a decision that hurt fantasy owners.
Mar. 23 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)03:2422:24 ET8:24 PM CT1:24 - Love just missed his second career triple-double with 36 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists Sunday.
Analysis: Love has a league-best 55 double-doubles and continues to torch the fantasy world.
Mar. 20 9:52 PM PT10:52 PM MT11:52 PM CT12:52 AM ET4:52 GMT12:52 9:52 PM MST11:52 PM EST8:52 UAE05:520:52 ET10:52 PM CT3:52 - Love scored 35 and converted the game-winning basket in overtime of Wednesday's victory in Dallas.
Analysis: Love is averaging 30.9 points over his last 10 road games. His 26.9 scoring average on the season in road games is the third-highest in the league behind only LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
Mar. 12 10:34 PM PT11:34 PM MT12:34 AM CT1:34 AM ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST9:34 UAE06:341:34 ET11:34 PM CT4:34 - Love had 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in Tuesday's 112-101 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Love has posted at least 20, 10 and 5 in seven of the last 11 games.
Mar. 4 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT4:49 - Love scored 33 points and tied a season high with 19 rebounds for his NBA-best 50th double-double this season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the skidding Denver Nuggets 132-128 on Monday night for their third win in a row.
Analysis: Love topped 30 points for the 11th time in his last 14 starts, helping Minnesota wrap up a 4-1 trip out west. He has 13 consecutive double-doubles.
Mar. 1 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT3:42 - Love filled the stat sheet again in Saturday's 108-97 win at Sacramento.
Analysis: Love had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, going 12 of 14 from the foul line. His string of six consecutive 30-point, 10-rebound games was snapped.
Feb. 25 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST7:49 UAE (+1)04:4922:49 ET9:49 PM CT2:49 - Love posted 33 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists in Tuesday's 110-101 win at Phoenix.
Analysis: Love, who had 37 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists against Utah on Saturday, just missed his second triple-double in three games. He has recorded at least 31 points and 10 boards in six straight.
Feb. 23 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET6:26 GMT14:26 11:26 PM MST1:26 AM EST10:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT5:26 - Love had 37 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double in Saturday's 121-104 win at Utah.
Analysis: The All-Star forward is averaging 34.6 points with 14.9 rebounds in seven games this month. He is averaging 37.0 points on 58.1 percent shooting during the Timberwolves' three-game winning streak.
Feb. 23 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT3:42 - Love had 31 points and 10 rebounds in the Timberwolves' 108-97 loss at Portland on Sunday.
Analysis: It was Love's franchise-best fifth straight game with 30 or more points. He's averaging 34.1 points in eight games this month, topping 40 twice.
Feb. 19 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST8:01 UAE05:0123:01 ET10:01 PM CT3:01 - Love had 42 points and 16 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat Paul George and the Indiana Pacers 104-91 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: It was Love's eighth straight game with at least 25 points and 10 rebounds, the longest streak since Shaquille O'Neal accomplished the same feat Jan. 3-19, 2005. Love has an NBA-best 14 games with 30 points and 10 rebounds this season.
Feb. 12 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CT2:42 - Love came close to a triple-double with 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in a 117-90 win over visiting Denver on Wednesday.
Analysis: Love also went 6 for 11 from 3-point range. He's totaled 63 points, 21 boards, nine assists and seven 3s in his last two games.
Feb. 10 7:04 PM PT8:04 PM MT9:04 PM CT10:04 PM ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST7:04 UAE (+1)04:0422:04 ET9:04 PM CT1:04 - Love returned from injury and scored 31 points, though it was in a losing effort, as Minnesota lost to Houston 107-89 on Monday.
Analysis: Love missed Saturday's game with a bruised left quadriceps, but was able to go versus the Rockets.
Feb. 8 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET1:36 GMT9:36 6:36 PM MST8:36 PM EST5:36 UAE (+1)02:3620:36 ET7:36 PM CT23:36 - Love missed Minnesota's game against Portland because of a bruised left quadriceps.
Analysis: Love limped noticeably a couple hours before tipoff. He told reporters he took a knee on Friday night in Minnesota's road loss to Oklahoma City.
Feb. 5 4:25 PM PT5:25 PM MT6:25 PM CT7:25 PM ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST4:25 UAE (+1)01:2519:25 ET6:25 PM CT22:25 - Love isn't playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a stiff neck. The Timberwolves say Love hurt his neck in a hard fall during the fourth quarter of Minnesota's win Tuesday over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: Minnesota coach Rick Adelman said Love had treatment before Wednesday's game in an attempt to play. He was in the starting lineup given to media before the team announced he would be out.
Feb. 1 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET6:54 GMT14:54 11:54 PM MST1:54 AM EST10:54 UAE07:541:54 ET12:54 AM CT4:54 - Love stayed hot with 28 points and 16 boards in a 94-90 loss to Memphis on Friday night.
Analysis: Love is averaging 29.7 points and 12.7 rebounds in his last three games.
Jan. 29 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE05:4923:49 ET10:49 PM CT2:49 - Love put up his second straight 30-point game, finishing with 30 and 14 rebounds in an 88-77 win over visiting New Orleans on Wednesday.
Analysis: Love has totaled 61 points and 22 boards in his last two games.
Jan. 27 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CT1:43 - Kevin Love scored 31 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Chicago Bulls 95-86 Monday night.
Analysis: Minnesota wrapped up a four-game road swing with the victory, going 3-1. Love averaged 22.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists on the trip.
Jan. 22 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST9:05 UAE06:050:05 ET11:05 PM CT3:05 - Kevin Love grabbed his 4,000th career rebound as part of a 19-point, 13-board effort to lead the Timberwolves over the Utah Jazz 112-97 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Love leads the league with 35 double-doubles on the season.
Jan. 18 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Love had 16 points and 12 rebounds, but Minnesota fell in Toronto 94-89. It marked only the fourth time the Timberwolves have been held under 90 points all season.
Analysis: The Timberwolves, who lost their third straight and dropped a season-worst three games below .500. Love was 7 of 19 from the field.
Jan. 7 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET6:17 GMT14:17 11:17 PM MST1:17 AM EST10:17 UAE07:171:17 ET12:17 AM CT4:17 - Love scored 16 of his 26 points in a dominant third quarter, helping Minnesota to a 126-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Analysis: Love did not match the 30 points and 14 rebounds he had in the previous game versus Oklahoma City, but played just 29:02 in the blowout win against the 76ers.
Jan. 5 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - Love had 30 points and 14 rebounds in a 115-111 loss to the Thunder on Saturday night.
Analysis: It wouldn't be right if Love didn't post a double-double any night he steps onto the floor although his seven turnovers were a bit much.
Dec. 29 11:20 PM PT12:20 AM MT1:20 AM CT2:20 AM ET7:20 GMT15:20 12:20 AM MST2:20 AM EST11:20 UAE08:202:20 ET1:20 AM CT5:20 - Love had 33 points and 15 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double, and the Minnesota Timberwolves climbed back to .500 by routing the Milwaukee Bucks 117-95 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Love has averaged 30.7 points, 14.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in his last six games. He's also averaging 30.8 points, 14.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists in his past 10 contests.
Dec. 28 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT3:30 - Love turned in his league-leading 26th double-double with 25 points and 11 rebounds in Friday's victory over Washington.
Analysis: Love continues to enjoy an amazing season, averaging 30.6 points and 14.0 rebounds and shooting 43.3 percent from 3-point range since missing one contest following the death of his grandmother.
Dec. 21 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - Chalk up another 'Love-ly' double-double for the Minnesota star in Friday's 104-91 loss to the Lakers.
Analysis: Love scored 20 of his 25 points in the first half and grabbed 13 rebounds for Minnesota, but was held scoreless in the fourth quarter. That's not a concern for fantasy owners since he has a league-best 24 double-doubles.
Dec. 19 10:33 PM PT11:33 PM MT12:33 AM CT1:33 AM ET6:33 GMT14:33 11:33 PM MST1:33 AM EST10:33 UAE07:331:33 ET12:33 AM CT4:33 - Love had 29 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 120-109 victory over Portland on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Love is averaging 30.0 points since returning from his grandmother's funeral Dec. 10.
Dec. 16 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Love was 11 of 21 from the field and scored 30 in Sunday's win over Memphis.
Analysis: Love, whose 39.3 3-point percentage is the second-best of his career, is averaging 31.0 points over his last four games.
Dec. 16 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST8:03 UAE05:0323:03 ET10:03 PM CT2:03 - Love had 27 points and 14 rebounds in Monday's 101-97 loss at Boston.
Analysis: Love is averaging 30.2 points over his last five games, 5.2 more than his season mark.
Dec. 14 11:58 PM PT12:58 AM MT1:58 AM CT2:58 AM ET7:58 GMT15:58 12:58 AM MST2:58 AM EST11:58 UAE08:582:58 ET1:58 AM CT5:58 - Love had a season-high 42 points Friday but couldn't prevent San Antonio from rallying for a 117-110 victory over Minnesota.
Analysis: Love has averaged 31.3 points and 15.0 rebounds in the three games since returning from his grandmother's funeral. He also has 13 consecutive double-doubles.
Dec. 11 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CT3:16 - Love had 26 points and 16 rebounds for his 19th double-double of the season in Tuesday's win over Detroit after missing the club's previous game to mourn the death of his grandmother.
Analysis: Incredibly, Love has logged a double-double in all but one of his 20 games thus far. He's leading the league with 13.8 rebounds per game.
Dec. 5 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST5:38 UAE (+1)02:3820:38 ET7:38 PM CT23:38 - Love has left the team to mourn the passing of his maternal grandmother. The team says Carol Lee Craig died on Wednesday night, when Love and the Wolves were in Mexico City to play the San Antonio Spurs. That game was postponed because of a problem in the arena and the Wolves flew home late Wednesday night.
Analysis: The team says Love will not practice on Friday. The Wolves next play against the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Love's status for the game is unknown. His grandmother's death also forced Love to cancel two community appearances scheduled for Friday that related to his annual winter coat drive.
Nov. 30 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)04:0922:09 ET9:09 PM CT1:09 - Love had his usual double-double as the Minnesota Timberwolves snapped a three-game losing streak with a 112-106 victory at Dallas on Saturday night.
Analysis: Love finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds for his 17th double-double. He's a true fantasy superstar in terms of production and consistency.
Nov. 28 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST9:03 UAE06:030:03 ET11:03 PM CT3:03 - Love had his eighth straight double-double with 19 points and 15 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Denver.
Analysis: Love isn't quite as playing as well as he was during Minnesota's hot start to the season. Though he's averaging 20.1 points over his last seven games, he's shooting just 38.7 percent, including 30.8 from 3-point range.
Nov. 26 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT3:30 - Love had 20 points and 17 rebounds in Monday's 98-84 loss at Indiana.
Analysis: While Love shot just 6 of 20, he was still able to fill the stat sheet. He leads the NBA with 13.8 rebounds per game.
Nov. 12 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - Love finished with 23 points and a season-best 19 rebounds in a 109-107 loss at the Clippers on Monday.
Analysis: Love is having a monster season and averaging 26.4 points and 15.0 rebounds in November.
Nov. 9 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST10:07 UAE07:071:07 ET12:07 AM CT4:07 - Love keeps putting up big numbers, finishing with 32 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in a 116-108 win over Dallas on Friday.
Analysis: Love also went 3 for 6 from 3-point range. He's averaging 27.2 points, 14.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists through six games.
Oct. 31 10:58 PM PT11:58 PM MT12:58 AM CT1:58 AM ET5:58 GMT13:58 10:58 PM MST12:58 AM EST9:58 UAE06:581:58 ET11:58 PM CT3:58 - Love put together an outstanding performance in Wednesday's opener, finishing with 31 points and 17 rebounds in a 120-115 overtime win over the Magic.
Analysis: Love did it all, knocking down three 3-pointers and shooting 12 of 16 from the free-throw line.
Sep. 30 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST1:38 UAE (+1)23:3817:38 ET4:38 PM CT20:38 - Love showed up for the start of Minnesota Timberwolves training camp eager to put last season behind him, and it's hard to blame him. Love played in only 18 games last season because of a right hand that was broken twice and a minor knee injury.
Analysis: Some fans turned on him as well, so Love threw himself into a rigorous training regimen this summer and comes back with something to prove. Love showed up with a chiseled frame and ready to reclaim his spot as the league's best power forward.

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