Kevin Love Inks Four-Year Deal with Minnesota

By KBJR News 1

Kevin Love Inks Four-Year Deal with Minnesota

January 25, 2012 Updated Jan 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM CST

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Kevin Love signed on Wednesday a four-year contract extension that will keep him with the Minnesota Timberwolves through at least the 2014-15 season.

The contract, reportedly worth more than $60 million, runs through the 2015-16 season but includes a player opt-out clause at the end of the third year.

If Love decides to opt-out of the contract in the summer of 2015, he would then become an unrestricted free agent.

The All-Star forward was named the league's Most Improved Player last season after becoming the first to average 20+ points and 15+ rebounds per game since Moses Malone in 1982-83.

This season, Love is averaging 24.9 points and 13.9 rebounds per game, and he is also leading the league with 16 double-double performances.

He has been with Minnesota since being acquired in a draft-day trade in 2008.

Posted by Zach Schneider