Love leads the NBA in rebounds at 15.5 RPG and double-doubles with 56. If you have a guy that can score and rebound like Love can, you'd better figure out a way to hold on to him.
Love is making $4.61 million for his efforts this season and is set to make $6.1 million next season. As it stands today, 2012-2013 will be the year for the ex-Bruin to test the market.
However, Kevin has said he "loves" the city of Minnesota, and if the team starts winning and it works out with everything in the front office, he sees no reason in finding work elsewhere.
If a deal were to get done in Minnesota with Love, the new NBA labor deal would have to be reached first.
Since the term "collective bargaining" seems to be the theme this year in professional sports, we have to again wait for the "suits" to work out the kinks.
The agreement has a deadline of June 30th for the NBA to come to a mutual consensus.
As for Love, if the deal does go through on the collective bargaining agreement, he's set to receive around a $70 million contract at around six years. That's around a little more than $11.5 million a year.
Not too shabby for a guy who will have almost $100 million in the bank before age 30.