Wolves' Love named to all-NBA second team
JUN 04, 2014 1:10p ET
The league announced its all-NBA teams Wednesday morning, and Love shows up on the second-team list for the second time in his career. The award comes after Love became the first player since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976 to average 26 or more points, 12-plus rebounds and four-plus assists per game.
Love posted the first three triple-doubles of his career, had a league-leading 65 double-doubles and set franchise records for 3-pointers (190) and free throws (520) made. His 26.1 points per game ranked fourth in the NBA, while his 12.5 boards per game ranked fourth.
But the sixth-year stretch four's stellar season may have been his last in the Twin Cities.
Many expect Love to opt out of his contract following the 2014-15 season and seek an organization more built to win championships than Minnesota, which hasn't been to the playoffs in a league-high 10 years. Trade rumors involving his name have run rampant, though Timberwolves brass including president of basketball operations Flip Saunders and owner Glen Taylor say they expect Love back next season.
Most recently, Love spent last weekend in Boston, sparking a social media craze he's considering the Celtics as a destination. Most teams hoping to trade for Love's services -- and give Minnesota some sort of return value for the 2008 draft's No. 5 overall pick -- would want guarantees he plans to sign an extension after the upcoming season.
Love also landed on the all-NBA second team in 2011-12, his previous fully healthy season. Kevin Garnett and Sam Cassell are the only other players in franchise history to make an all-NBA squad; Garnett remains the club's sole recipient of first-team accolades, which he garnered three times from 1999-2004.
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