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26-Year-Old    C,PF    Cleveland Cavaliers

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

26.1

REB

12.5

AST

4.4

STL

0.8

BLK

0.5

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After spending six playoff-less years in Minnesota, Kevin Love seems like a shoe-in to make the postseason for the first time after coming to Cleveland. The three-time All-Star joined the Cavaliers in a three-team deal that sent number one picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Be...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 270 lbs   DOB: 9/7/1988  College: University of California Los Angeles   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kevin Love Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $61 million extension in Jan. 2012, that includes an option for him to opt out after three years.

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Love is expected to play in Monday's preseason game against the Bulls, Bob Finnan of The News-Herald reports.

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Kevin Love NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 25.3 11.1 9.1 1.0 0.4 0.6 0.0 45.9 78.9 1.5 3.4 5.7 0.2 10.5 3.9 8.5 3.3 4.1
2009-10 20 60 28.7 14.0 11.0 2.3 0.7 0.4 0.6 45.0 81.5 2.0 3.8 7.2 1.8 33.0 4.9 10.8 3.8 4.6
2010-11 21 MIN 73 35.8 20.2 15.2 2.5 0.6 0.4 1.2 47.0 85.0 2.1 4.5 10.7 2.9 41.7 6.6 14.1 5.8 6.8
2011-12 22 MIN 55 39.0 26.0 13.3 2.0 0.9 0.5 1.9 44.8 82.4 2.3 4.1 9.2 5.1 37.2 8.6 19.3 6.9 8.4
2012-13 23 MIN 18 34.3 18.3 14.0 2.3 0.7 0.5 1.1 35.2 70.4 2.2 3.6 10.4 5.1 21.7 5.8 16.6 5.6 7.9
2013-14 24 MIN 77 36.3 26.1 12.5 4.4 0.8 0.5 2.5 45.7 82.1 2.5 2.9 9.6 6.6 37.6 8.4 18.5 6.8 8.2
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Kevin Love – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Center

True Shooting Percentage

59.1%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Kevin Love had a true shooting percentage of 59.1%.

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Kevin Love NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 36.0 15.8 12.9 1.5 0.6 0.9 0.0 45.9 78.9 2.1 4.8 8.1 0.3 10.5 5.6 12.1 4.7 5.9
2009-10 20 60 36.0 17.6 13.8 2.8 0.9 0.5 0.7 45.0 81.5 2.4 4.7 9.0 2.2 33.0 6.1 13.5 4.7 5.8
2010-11 21 MIN 73 36.0 20.4 15.3 2.5 0.6 0.4 1.2 47.0 85.0 2.1 4.5 10.8 2.9 41.7 6.6 14.1 5.8 6.9
2011-12 22 MIN 55 36.0 24.0 12.3 1.9 0.8 0.5 1.8 44.8 82.4 2.1 3.8 8.5 4.7 37.2 8.0 17.8 6.4 7.7
2012-13 23 MIN 18 36.0 19.2 14.7 2.4 0.8 0.5 1.2 35.2 70.4 2.3 3.7 11.0 5.4 21.7 6.1 17.4 5.8 8.3
2013-14 24 MIN 77 36.0 25.9 12.4 4.4 0.8 0.5 2.4 45.7 82.1 2.5 2.9 9.5 6.5 37.6 8.4 18.3 6.7 8.1
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Kevin Love NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 19 81 2048 899 734 84 35 50 2 45.9 78.9 118 274 460 19 10.5 316 688 265 336
2009-10 20 60 1721 842 658 136 43 23 35 45.0 81.5 117 227 431 106 33.0 291 646 225 276
2010-11 21 MIN 73 2611 1476 1112 184 45 28 88 47.0 85.0 155 330 782 211 41.7 482 1026 424 499
2011-12 22 MIN 55 2145 1432 734 111 47 28 105 44.8 82.4 128 226 508 282 37.2 474 1059 379 460
2012-13 23 MIN 18 618 330 252 42 13 9 20 35.2 70.4 39 64 188 92 21.7 105 298 100 142
2013-14 24 MIN 77 2797 2010 963 341 59 35 190 45.7 82.1 195 224 739 505 37.6 650 1422 520 633
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Kevin Love NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 19 81 25.3 53.8 46.1 8.1 11.4 0.7 15.3
2009-10 20 60 28.7 54.9 47.8 13.3 11.5 1.2 19.7
2010-11 21 MIN 73 35.8 59.3 51.3 11.6 9.8 1.2 28.4
2011-12 22 MIN 55 39.0 56.8 49.7 7.4 8.5 0.9 28.3
2012-13 23 MIN 18 34.3 45.8 38.6 9.5 8.8 1.1 20.7
2013-14 24 MIN 77 36.3 59.1 52.4 15.2 8.7 1.7 30.2
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Kevin Love 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 BKN 47 19 10 9 0 0 5 4 15 10 12 1 9 0 10 2
Apr 12 BOS                                
Apr 11 at MIL                                
Apr 9 DET 33 17 10 3 0 1 3 7 20 1 1 2 8 1 9 2
Apr 5 CHA                                
Apr 4 at ATL 45 28 11 2 0 1 4 11 27 4 5 2 9 4 7 1
Apr 2 at ORL 36 24 16 10 1 1 2 9 15 4 5 2 5 4 12 2
Mar 30 IND 33 14 9 3 0 0 2 5 14 3 4 1 3 4 5 2
Mar 28 at BKN 29 22 10 10 1 0 4 6 10 7 9 3 5 0 10 1
Mar 26 at DET 29 14 12 4 0 0 5 5 9 2 2 2 4 0 12 0
Mar 25 TOR                                
Mar 23 at NYK 38 36 14 9 2 0 3 11 27 11 12 3 10 5 9 3
Mar 22 HOU                                
Mar 20 OKC 30 29 6 5 1 2 1 10 19 4 4 5 9 1 5 2
Mar 18 MIA                                
Mar 16 at LAC 39 26 10 5 1 0 4 9 15 5 7 3 6 1 9 1
Mar 14 at GSW 36 18 6 5 0 0 0 7 17 2 4 2 4 0 6 1
Mar 12 at PHO                                
Mar 8 NYK                                
Mar 7 at CHA 36 28 14 4 2 0 2 10 18 5 6 3 7 5 9 1
Mar 4 SAS                                
Mar 1 at MEM 38 22 10 7 2 1 3 4 12 12 14 2 5 1 9 3
Feb 28 UTA                                
Feb 26 at OKC                                
Feb 25 TOR 39 33 13 9 0 2 3 10 22 10 14 3 6 3 10 1
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Feb 23 WAS 35 31 10 0 1 0 4 11 21 7 9 2 8 2 8 4
Feb 21 at TOR                                
Feb 19 ORL 37 42 16 1 1 0 3 14 22 9 10 5 10 1 15 2
Feb 18 at PHI                                
Feb 12 at DET 37 32 11 8 0 1 1 11 20 4 4 6 11 2 9 2
Feb 11 SAC                                
Feb 9 MEM                                
Feb 7 at WAS 36 26 19 3 1 0 2 6 20 14 17 0 6 4 15 3
Feb 5 LAL                                
Feb 3 at DAL                                
Feb 1 at HOU 38 43 19 1 1 0 3 12 22 17 18 2 3 6 13 0
Jan 30 at NYK                                
Jan 28 NOP                                
Jan 26 PHO                                
Jan 24 MIL 37 26 14 8 1 0 2 7 18 11 14 1 5 5 9 1
Jan 22 CHI                                
Jan 20 DAL                                
Jan 17 at DEN 32 16 12 3 1 0 1 7 19 1 2 1 3 4 8 5
Jan 15 at POR 37 27 11 5 1 0 1 9 16 5 6 4 6 3 8 2
Jan 14 at LAL                                
Jan 12 at SAC 32 14 7 0 0 2 1 3 14 8 11 0 2 1 6 0
Jan 10 at UTA 32 19 14 4 0 1 1 6 10 5 7 2 4 2 12 1
Jan 7 PHI                                
Jan 5 IND                                
Jan 4 at BKN 43 30 14 5 2 1 7 11 21 3 7 5 9 2 12 2
Jan 2 ORL                                
Dec 31 at IND                                
Dec 29 GSW                                
Dec 28 at BOS 35 33 15 6 1 0 2 11 17 7 9 4 6 2 13 1
Dec 26 ATL                                
Dec 23 DET                                
Dec 21 at CHI                                
Dec 20 MIL 42 25 13 3 0 1 0 9 18 5 5 2 7 4 9 2
Dec 17 POR                                
Dec 14 at MIA                                
Dec 13 at ORL 39 42 14 2 1 0 1 15 27 4 4 8 9 4 10 0
Dec 10 NYK 30 26 16 7 0 0 4 6 15 10 10 4 6 6 10 1
Dec 7 LAC                                
Dec 6 at ATL                                
Dec 4 DEN                                
Nov 30 CHI 35 21 11 2 0 1 1 6 14 7 11 2 5 3 8 1
Nov 29 at BOS                                
Nov 27 MIA 40 19 15 3 1 0 2 7 19 2 2 3 9 5 10 2
Nov 23 at SAS 36 27 15 2 1 0 2 11 22 3 3 2 5 6 9 1
Nov 22 at NOP 28 17 16 4 2 0 1 5 11 7 7 0 3 6 10 1
Nov 20 WAS 37 10 12 8 1 0 5 2 14 6 10 0 3 4 8 2
Nov 16 at WAS 33 23 12 2 1 0 7 7 16 7 7 2 4 2 10 3
Nov 15 CHA 35 28 10 2 3 2 3 10 20 6 7 2 7 2 8 4
Nov 13 at MIN 31 33 8 6 0 0 0 10 16 12 14 1 4 2 6 2
Nov 11 at CHI 39 23 19 7 0 0 3 8 19 3 4 4 8 5 14 3
Nov 9 PHI                                
Nov 8 at PHI 35 32 15 8 0 1 2 12 21 5 5 3 6 6 9 2
Nov 6 at MIL 38 25 16 6 2 1 3 10 25 4 4 1 4 7 9 0
Nov 4 MIN 36 17 13 5 0 1 3 8 20 1 1 0 7 4 9 1
Nov 2 at IND                                
Nov 1 at CHA 29 24 12 2 2 0 1 7 12 7 8 3 5 1 11 1
Oct 30 BKN 41 31 17 4 0 0 1 8 19 12 16 3 8 4 13 3

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player did not play in the game.

Kevin Love: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Love (rest) will not play in Friday's preseason game, Joe Gabriele of the Cav's official site reports.

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Love failed to return from the locker room because of a sore neck following halftime of Wednesday's game against the Pacers, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Love banged knees with Jabari Parker in Tuesday's game, but coach David Blatt expects him to be available Wednesday, the Akron Beacon Journal's Jason Lloyd reports.

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Love led the Cavaliers with 25 points (9-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT) in the preseason win over the Heat on Saturday. He played 26 minutes and grabbed seven boards.

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Love understands that he may need to sacrifice some of his excellent numbers in the name of winning, the Akron Beacon-Journal reports. He said, "I’ve watched guys like Wade and different players that have to sacrifice. I’d be lying to myself and everybody here if I was telling you I didn't have to sacrifice. … I’m willing to do whatever it takes for this team to win because at the end of the day, that’s what we want, is to win."

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Love was officially traded to the Cavaliers on Saturday, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

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Love will be traded to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and a 2015 first round draft pick, Yahoo! Sports reports. The deal can't be consummated until August 23 (after the 30-day period from when Wiggins signed his rookie contract). Love will also reportedly sign a contract extension with Cleveland.

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Love is expected to be traded to the Cavs in exchange for Andrew Wiggins near the end of August, and the deal has essentially already been agreed upon but cannot be made official until after the 30-day rookie contract moratorium, that Wiggins is currently restricted by, ends August 23, ESPN reports.

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Minnesota owner Glen Taylor says he now expects Love to be traded and a deal is expected Aug. 23 or Aug. 24, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. "I'm saying it's most likely because Kevin has made it pretty clear that that's what he wants to do," Taylor said.

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Love will not play for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup because of his current unsettled situation with the Timberwolves, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Chicago is offering Doug McDermott, Nikola Mrotic and Taj Gibson in a deal for Kevin Love, Sheridan Hoops reports.

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Cleveland is working to acquire non-guaranteed contracts that could be used in a trade for Love, Yahoo! Sports reports. Cleveland would trade Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first-round draft pick along with another player to provide cap relief in a potential deal, the report adds. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have also increased efforts to trade for Love, ESPN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Love battled through injuries with his hand and wrist, limiting his efficiency and ending his season early. In 2011-12, the forward averaged 26.0 points (45 percent from the field), 13.3 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers made. While he managed to play just 18 games last season, he finished with averages of 18.3 points (35 percent from the field), 14.0 rebounds and 1.1 three-pointers made. News regarding his recovery status over the summer has been optimistic for the most part, and it would not be unreasonable to expect Love to have a monster bounce-back season. His lack of contribution in traditional power forward categories such as field goal percentage and blocks are well made up by his magnitude of points and rebounds, along with his ability to hit three-pointers. Love should be considered a first-round pick in almost all fantasy formats, and as long as he can remain healthy, he should return to being the elite fantasy option he once was. With fellow teammate Ricky Rubio manning the offense at the point guard position, and with rising center Nikola Pekovic forcing defensive pressure down low, Love will get enough touches and opportunities to put up strong fantasy numbers overall.

2012-13

It seemed Love had established his fantasy value in 2010-11, when he averaged 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds. How does it get better than that? How does six more points per game sound? Love built on his breakout 2010-11 season with even better production during the shortened 2011-12 NBA season, increasing his scoring average to 26.0 per game while not sacrificing too much in the way of rebounding (13.3). The presence of Nikola Pekovic lightened Love’s burden on the glass, allowing him to increase his 3-point attempts (5.1 per game). As a three-category (scoring, rebounding, three-pointers) monster, Love is a no-brainer first-round selection in fantasy drafts. However, you’ll want to make sure you’re covered in traditional big-man categories in which Love doesn’t do well. He managed just 0.5 blocks per game, and his shooting percentage dipped below 45 percent (44.8) for the first time in his career. Health-wise, Love was limited to 55 games (of a possible 66) because of a concussion. Obviously, we saw him playing in the Olympic Games, so that episode is no longer an issue. Though concussions do have a way of recurring.

2011-12

Of all the players in the NBA who took a jump in fantasy value last season, Love might have made the biggest leap. A solid mid-round investment after his first two productive seasons with the Timberwolves, Love has developed into a fantasy stud that will be selected in the top-10 of nearly every draft this year. Powered by a streak of 53 consecutive games with a double-double, Love posted averages of 20.2 points and a league-leading 15.2 rebounds, making him the first NBA player to average 20 points and 15 rebounds since Moses Malone accomplished the feat during the 1982-83 season. While Love is an absolute monster on the glass, he doesn't do well in the other traditional big man stats, as his 47.0 percent from the floor and 0.4 blocks per game leave a lot to be desired from a power forward. Fortunately Love makes up for his lack of production in those areas by posting a strong free throw percentage (85.0) and hitting 1.2 three-pointers per game. His strength in scoring, rebounding and three-pointers already make him first-round option in fantasy, and if Love can ever develop his defensive game, he could one day challenge to be at the top of the heap.

2010-11

Love is generally regarded as one of the top young bigs in the league, though we can't help but wonder if he'll ever reach that potential under Minnesota's current regime. Love's minutes – and by extension, his numbers – were badly limited last season by his team's decision that he and teammate Al Jefferson didn't have enough size to man the power forward and center spots at the same time. Jefferson is gone now, but he's been replaced by another undersized power forward in Michael Beasley, and team management committed big dollars to centers Darko Milicic and Nikola Pekovic – so playing Love at the pivot seems unlikely. Even as a reserve, Love will have fantasy value; he averaged a double-double last season despite the inconsistent playing time, is one of the league's better passers out of the high post, can hit the occasional three and is very good from the free throw line (81.5 FT% in 2009-10). We'd love to see what he can do given starter's minutes on a consistent basis – we just hope David Kahn and Kurt Rambis share our curiosity.

2009-10

Love entered his rookie season with a few questions about how well his game would translate at the NBA level, but his consistent play has answered them so far. Love started the season coming off the bench, but was bumped to the starting lineup after Al Jefferson sustained a season-ending knee injury in February. Love seized the opportunity, averaging 13.1 points and 9.4 rebounds in 37 games as a starter. Jefferson is expected to be back at full strength when camp opens, but Love should stick with the starting unit, sliding over to power forward. The presence of Jefferson in the lineup should benefit Love’s offensive attack, as opposing teams will be more focused on stopping Big Al on the block. While Love will be a solid source of points and rebounds, it remains to be seen how much he’ll contribute on the defensive end. He plays steady defense, and he’s usually in the right position due to his high basketball IQ, but he lacks the athleticism to rack up many blocks or steals. Despite his defensive limitations, Love should improve during his sophomore campaign. Minnesota is in rebuilding mode, and Love is one of the centerpieces, teaming with Jefferson as the building blocks of the frontcourt.

2008-09

Love was the subject of much debate all winter. He was an outstanding college player, no doubt, with excellent size and an outstanding feel for the game. But his athleticism – and generally pudgy appearance – gave doubters plenty of ammunition. But Love’s “measurables” impressed at the pre-draft workouts, and he shot up the draft boards – eventually landing in the fifth-overall slot. The late draft night trade that sent Love to from Memphis to Minnesota puts him in good position to succeed – he’ll have big man Al Jefferson to handle the heavy lifting in the paint and Mike Miller on the receiving end of his passes out of the high post. We envision him as a poor man’s Chris Webber – a big man who will score and rebound well, but whose biggest fantasy asset will be a surprisingly high assist total.

2007-08

Love should emerge as a starter for Minnesota early in the season at center next to Al Jefferson. The T-Wolves thought enough of his skills that they traded No. 3 overall pick O.J. Mayo for him in a draft-day deal that also returned Mike Miller. Love may have a limited scoring game initially, as the T-Wolves have raved about his passing skills and may play farther outside of the lane than most true centers. He could develop into a poor man's Chris Webber – a big man who will score and rebound well, but whose biggest fantasy asset will be a surprisingly high assist total.