The Minnesota Timberwolves were able to get a deal done with star big man, Kevin Love, today as he agreed to a four-year extension worth about $62 million.

Love was looking for a five-year deal, but it never happened. For Timberwolves fans, they should be happy to have their big man stay as rumors swirled that he could leave this off-season. Minnesota will be able to keep Love for at least three years as the fourth year of the contract is non-guaranteed, as their is an option on it.

David Kahn did not want to offer Love the five-year deal.

"Did I want the five years? Of course," Love said. "It was something I felt strongly about, but at the end of the day, a four-year deal is still great."

Timberwolves are young, playoff-contending team now with the additions of Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams. Along with that, they also have Wesley Johnson.

"I like the direction the team is headed," Love said. "I like the youth. I like the pieces, like we're knocking at the door and we're close in a lot of games."

Love is currently averaging around a 25-14 per game, and if he keeps it up, he could be the first player to accomplish just averages since Moses Malone did so in 1982.
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