Kevin Love is an NBA player currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is a three-time NBA All-Star and has made second-team All-NBA twice.
Love was taken with the fifth pick in the 2008 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves after forgoing his final three seasons of college eligibility at UCLA. During his rookie season, he averaged 11 points and nine rebounds per game, finishing sixth in Rookie of the Year voting.
In the 2010 season, he set career highs in field goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage and led the NBA in rebounding.
Love’s scoring average increased each of the next three seasons, and in 2011-12 he averaged 26 points and 13.3 rebounds but only played 55 games due to a groin injury. He had 55 consecutive double-doubles to start the season and also won the 3-point shootout contest at the NBA’s All-Star weekend.
Love signed a four-year, $60 million extension with the team that offseason. Later that summer, he helped Team USA win a gold medal at the London Olympics.
In 2013, he became the first player in NBA history to score 2,000 points, grab 900 rebounds and make 100 3-pointers in a single season.
Love was traded from Minnesota to the Cleveland Cavaliers in August 2014 as part of a three-team deal that sent 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins and 2012 No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett to Minnesota.
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