Kevin Love Still In Negotiations With Timberwolves On Contract Extension

Tuesday January 24th, 2012

With the contract extension deadline nearing for NBA teams, the Minnesota Timberwolves are still working to come to an agreement with star power forward Kevin Love.

One source with knowledge of the negotiations told the Star Tribune that the team has offered the All-Star a maximum contract that would pay him $78 million over five years. Another source, however, told the paper that the team hasn’t adjusted their initial four-year, $61 million offer.

If the two sides to not reach an agreement by Wednesday night’s deadline, Love can become a restricted free-agent following this season.

The 23-year-old is averaging 24.9 points and 13.9 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves this season. Last year he led the NBA by averaging 15.2 rebounds per contest.

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