Kevin Love Leads NBA in Minutes Played
Kevin Love is certainly earning the big money his recently-signed contract offers. He posted 51 points in a heartbreaking loss to Oklahoma City last week, and another 30 with 21 rebounds on Sunday night in a win against the Nuggets.
With injuries threatening the Timerwolves’ playoff hopes, Love is doing his part in taking on a share of the work necessary to win. He is currently leads the NBA in playing minutes, serving more time than the likes of Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard.
Love is also in the top 5 offensive leaders, earning 26.3 points per game which is the 4th best in the league; behind Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James, who just barely owns the third place spot with 26.7 points per game.
Love also currently is leads the league in double-doubles with 42 this season and is the second best rebounder in the league.
The Wolves are currently three games out of playoff contention with a record of 24-26. Tonight (March 27) they travel to Memphis to face off against the 26-21 Grizzlies.