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Kevin Love - PF/C, 6'10, 251
Cleveland Cavaliers - Acquired via trade in August 2014
       Date of birth: 09/07/1988
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 5th pick, 2008
     Out of: UCLA
  NBA Experience: 9 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
2008 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 5th overall by Memphis.
2008 NBA Draft NBA Draft rights traded by Memphis, along with Jason Collins, Brian Cardinal and Mike Miller, to Minnesota in exchange for Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker, Greg Buckner and the draft rights to O.J. Mayo (#3).
10th July, 2008 NBA Signed four year, $14,812,701 rookie scale contract with Minnesota. Included team options for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
31st October, 2009 NBA Minnesota exercised 2010/11 team option.
1st November, 2010 NBA Minnesota exercised 2011/12 team option.
25th January, 2012 NBA Signed a four year maximum value contract extension ($60,825,938) with Minnesota. Included player option for 2015/16.
23rd August, 2014 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Minnesota to Cleveland, along with Luc Richard Mbah A Moute and Alexey Shved to Philadelphia, in exchange for Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia.
24th June, 2015 NBA Declined 2015/16 player option.
9th July, 2015 NBA Re-signed by Cleveland to a five year, $113,211,750 contract. Included player option for 2019/20.
When: Where:
2007 - 2008 UCLA (NCAA)
June 2008 - August 2014 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
August 2014 - present Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
From blog:


   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Kevin Love
PF/C, 6’10, 251lbs, 28 years old, 9 years of experience

Has found his spots as the third star, rebounded better than in any other year as a Cavalier, and has continued to improve his footwork defensively on the perimeter, doing a decent-enough job on screen action even in match-ups when he should be highly overmatched for speed (while sometimes still being thoroughly burned). Love has learned to adapt to his role here and enters his prime as a thoroughly good player. His body type may not be the prototype in the new fangled NBA, but his talent level asserts that that is not a problem. Conceivably, moving him could be part of the solution. But Love in general is not the problem.

Player Plan: Three years and circa. $72.35 million remaining, with a player option for 2019/20. It wasn’t his fault and he needn’t be moved, unless a better fit with great value is somehow available.

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