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Kevin Love | Center/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 243
College: UCLA
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Kevin Love scored 40 points on 11-of-24 shooting (5-of-9 from deep, 13-of-16 from the line) with 14 rebounds, nine assists, and six turnovers in Monday's loss to the Warriors.
Love is probably going to finish as the No. 4 fantasy play in both 8- and 9-cat formats, giving his owners a win based on ADP from draft season. He has also managed to stay on the court down the stretch, which is a nice change of pace from years' past. Ricky Rubio went for 15 and eight with seven turnovers and a steal, Kevin Martin scored 14 points with two threes, and Gorgui Dieng double-doubled with 14 points, 11 boards, one steal and two blocks in the loss. Apr 15 - 1:42 AM

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Kevin Love (elbow) returned to action on Sunday with 43 points (12-of-23 FGs, 15-of-17 FTs), four 3-pointers, 11 rebounds and one assist in a loss to Sacramento.

Love looked fantastic but he's missed two of the past five games and doesn't have much to play for in Minny's final games on Monday and Wednesday, so owners should be on the lookout for possible DNPs. Wolves coach Rick Adelman may retire this summer and Sunday might have been his final game in Sacramento. He has accumulated 1,042 wins in his phenomenal career as an NBA coach, including a terrific eight-year run with the Kings. If he does step away from the game, he will be missed.
Apr 13 - 11:55 PM

Kevin Love (elbow) will return to action for the Wolves on Sunday.

Love was a late scratch on Friday and his injury obviously wasn't serious, but his return is still a pleasant surprise for fantasy owners with the Wolves' season rapidly drawing to a close. Dante Cunningham will return to a backup role.
Apr 13 - 8:02 PM

Kevin Love (elbow) is a late scratch and will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

It's been that kind of day today and Love was expected top give it a go, but he will not. He was battling an elbow injury on Wednesday and perhaps warmups caused him some discomfort. He should be considered questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Kings.
Apr 11 - 7:49 PM

Kevin Love (elbow) is probable for Friday's game against the Rockets.

Love hyperextended his shooting elbow on Wednesday but played through it. Still, we've seen late scratches with him before and the Wolves are out of the playoff chase, so owners need to be a little careful here.
Apr 11 - 11:05 AM

Kevin Love, who has been dealing with a sore back, suffered a hyperextended right elbow early on Wednesday but somehow played through it, hitting 7-of-20 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, 10 rebounds and a block in a blowout loss to the Bulls.

Give Love some credit for powering through these injuries, although it's surprising the Wolves just haven't shut him down with nothing left to play for. "It was bothering me a little bit, but that's no excuse for the poor shooting," he said after the game. Love appears to be bent on finishing out the season, but owners should watch for news, as the injuries are piling up. Ricky Rubio had 15 points and six dimes, while Ronny Turiaf was the only other Wolf in double digits with 11 points and five rebounds.
Apr 10 - 12:23 AM

Kevin Love (back spasms) returned on Tuesday with 19 points, two 3-pointers, 12 rebounds, four assists, one block and four turnovers in 33 minutes.

He shot just 5-of-15 from the field but this was a rare occasion when his teammates picked him up, as the Wolves shot 46.2 percent en route to an easy win vs. the visiting Spurs. Love's future will be a constant source of speculation next season, and the Wolves' playoff drought is a big factor, but a strong showing in 2014-15 could change the equation. The biggest hurdle is health, and it starts with Love himself -- he's missed a total of four games this year, but he sat out a combined 91 games in the previous two seasons.
Apr 8 - 11:01 PM

Kevin Love (back spasms) will start vs. the Spurs on Tuesday, as expected.

Love will need to have a huge game for the Wolves to stay competitive, as they're already playing without Kevin Martin (heel) and Nikola Vucevic (ankle), as well as Chase Budinger (ankle) and Shabazz Muhammad (knee). Dante Cunningham, who is out on bail, will be available to play.
Apr 8 - 6:53 PM

Kevin Love (back spasms) is expected to return to action for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

The Wolves finally get some good injury news, but they'll still be very short-handed without Nikola Pekovic (ankle), Kevin Martin (foot), Chase Budinger (ankle) and Shabazz Muhammad (knee). Even Dante Cunningham is questionable to play after being arrested again on Sunday. Fantasy owners relying on Spurs players should also be on the lookout for possible DNP-CDs, as this game is shaping up to be a blowout win for San Antonio.

Kevin Love (back spasms) will not play on Saturday.

He was ruled out at the very last minute and this is sure to ruin many fantasy owners' championship aspirations. With Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Martin (foot) also on the sidelines, it will be all hands on deck for the Wolves. Gorgui Dieng will start at C and Dante Cunningham is sure to see more action whether he starts or comes off the bench.
Apr 5 - 6:57 PM

Kevin Love put up the third triple-double of the season on Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies with 24 points, 16 boards, 10 assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

He's put up all three triple-doubles since Feb. 22 and it's due partially to his improved skills as a passer. Love handed out 5.3 dimes per game in March for his best monthly average of the season. He's a fantasy superstar and his name will be a hot topic in the offseason among teams looking to make a splash.
Apr 3 - 12:43 AM

Kevin Love (illness) played as expected in the Wolves' 114-104 loss to the Clippers on Monday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting (including two threes) with 13 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

Love and some of the other starters were benched late, including Kevin Martin (12 points, 4-of-14 FGs, two threes, two boards, 30 minutes) and Ricky Rubio (three points, 1-of-6 FGs, one three, two boards, seven assists, five turnovers, one steal). Love has a history of late season disappearances and the Wolves look like they're running out of gas, but all owners can do is cross their fingers and hope he can keep it going for another two weeks.
Apr 1 - 1:30 AM

Kevin Love (illness) is expected to play normal minutes against the Clippers on Monday.

"He just has to refuel and get back out there," coach Rick Adelman said. Love should have a very nice game tonight and has done well in his three previous meetings vs. the Clippers, averaging 26.0 points, 12.7 boards, 7.0 assists and 2.0 triples.
Mar 31 - 7:37 PM

Kevin Love is available to play against the Clippers on Monday.

There is no word as to how he feels after admitting he's come down with an illness on Sunday during a game vs. the Nets. Love has been too good and still has three additional games this week, so his weekly owners have to get him in their lineups.
Mar 31 - 6:55 PM

Kevin Love was quiet again on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting with one 3-pointer, nine rebounds and three assists vs. the Nets.

Love is averaging 16.5 points in the past four games and he said after Sunday's loss that he is "exhausted" and might be getting sick. The Wolves' hopes of a playoff berth are all but extinguished and there are rumors that coach Rick Adelman will retire this summer, so it's fair to wonder if his focus has also drifted over the past week. The good news is that he triple-doubled during a blowout win on Friday, and his next scoring eruption could be right around the corner. We'll let you know if he is indeed coming down with an illness.
Mar 30 - 8:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2J.J. Barea
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Alexey Shved
SF1Corey Brewer
2Luc Mbah a Moute
3Shabazz Muhammad
4Robbie Hummel
PF1Kevin Love
2Dante Cunningham
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Ronny Turiaf
3Gorgui Dieng