Things haven't been going great for the Timberwolves for the last few seasons. But one of their bright spots, perhaps their lone bright spot, has been Kevin Love. The Timberwolves seem willing, according to reports at least, to keep that bright spot in town. According to Charley Walters of TwinCities.com, the team is prepared to offer Love a six-year contract extension that would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $70 million once a new CBA is reached this offseason.
Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love can look forward to a contract extension offer of six years in the $70 million range once a new NBA labor deal is reached, a little birdie says.
I'm assuming that by "little birdie," he means an actually reliable source that is worthy of being quoted, because this makes all the sense in the world. Love made his first All-Star team this year, and is leading the league with a ridiculous 15.5 rpg average.
Love has repeatedly said that he would like to stay in Minnesota, but that the money would have to be right for him to stick around. $70 million certainly seems "right" to me.
Last night, Love showed why he is worthy of that type of money. He put up 20 points and 20 rebounds in a Timberwolves win over the Pistons.