Found January 24, 2012 on
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a four-year, $62 million contract extension with All-Star forward Kevin Love, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Tuesday, citing a source.
The 23-year-old is expected to sign the new deal in Dallas on Wednesday, ahead of Minnesota's game against the defending NBA champion Mavericks that night.
Love, voted the NBA's most improved player last season, averaged 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds a game in 2010-11 on his way to getting his first All-Star selection.
This year he is averaging 24.9 points and 13.9 rebounds and leads the league in double-doubles with 16 in 17 games.
The No. 5 overall pick in 2008, Love is one of 20 finalists for the USA's 2012 Olympic basketball team.
BEST OF MAXIM
When Kevin Love stepped out behind an exquisitely set screen and launched a 3-pointer that settled through the net at the buzzer, sinking the Clippers on national television Friday night, he turned his back on the rest of the Timberwolves, set his jaw firmly and threw his arms wide.
It didn't take long for Love to be swarmed, his teammates rushing to show him some, well, love...
HOWL AT THE MOON
According to multiple sources, Minnesota and Kevin Love have agreed to terms and the forward will sign a four-year, max contract with the team reportedly worth $62 million.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed all star forward Kevin Love to a four year $62 million contract extension. Love was facing the prospect of becoming a restricted free agent. Love was the 5th pick in the 2008 NBA draft and making $4.6 million this season. Love is currently 23 years old.
Love has been wanting to get a deal done for weeks now and head coach Rick...
Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love will sign a 4-year, $62 million contract extension on Wednesday afternoon, according to a report by the St. Paul Pioneer Press.The 23-year-old is expected to sign the deal prior to the Timberwolves' game against the Mavericks. Love would become a restricted free agent if the sides don't complete a deal before an 11 p.m. deadline...
One of the issues coming up this week is the deadline for contract extensions for the NBA’s class of 2008, and the question is whether the equivocal Minnesota Timberwolves will offer Kevin Love the maximum dollar extension. I have my doubts as well about how much Love is worth, given I don’t see how he can carry a team on any level.
Yesterday the Internet lied and told you that Kevin Love signed an extension with the Wolves, but today it all came true as Love signing a four-year, $62 million contract extension today with the Minnesota Timberwolves. He wanted a five-year deal, but I don’t think that means he’ll be eating Ramen anytime soon.
“The five years was something I felt very strongly about, but I...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Kevin Love has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves worth between $60 million and $62 million.The deal includes a player option in the final year. The person described the agreement to The Associated Press on Wednesday ...
All-Star forward Kevin Love finally got his contract extension with the Timberwolves and is glad to be able to focus solely on what happens inside the lines now.
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love and the guy who brought him to Minnesota, Kevin McHale, met before Monday's game at Target Center, the first time they have shared an NBA court since the final day of the 2008-09 season.
As a kid, I was good at a lot of sports. Not great -- not "this kid is a prodigy" -- but good. Passable at everything I did, at worst. One of my college buddies referred to me as a "natural athlete", you know, I could pick up a stick or a ball and just play. I liked that about myself. I came to terms with the fact that I was never going to be great at sports when...