Love leads US team in victory over Iran and more
Update from Istanbul: Kevin Love has shaved his beard.
From John Schuhmann/NBA.com: U.S. gets chance to fine-tune issues in win over Iran
Kevin Love, who played just five minutes against Brazil, continued his amazing per-minute production, finishing with 13 points and six boards in 11 minutes.
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From A Wolf Among Wolves: Love Against The World
The Wolves were hammered in the press and the message boards when the re-signed Milicic to a four-year, $20 million contract. Considering his commitment to the NBA in general was in question – he said he was going back to Europe at one point and was done with the NBA – people wanted to know why any team would guarantee him so much money. Plus, like Brown he never lived up to his second overall pick draft status.
Then again, $4.3 million – his 2010-11 salary – is pretty dang cheap for a starting center. And when you consider during the 24 games he played last season with the Wolves he posted the best averages of his career – 8.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 0.8 steals in 25.6 minutes per game – it starts to make sense. When he talks about how comfortable Coach Kurt Rambis and the Wolves' organization made him feel, how he felt wanted for the first time, you understand why the deal was made.