MINNEAPOLIS, July 11 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves signed all-America forward Kevin Love, the fifth pick in the 2008 NBA draft, the team announced Friday.
The 6-foot-10 Love was the Pac-10 player of the year for UCLA last season.
The team did not disclose terms of the agreement but the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis said
Love is guaranteed $5.47 million for his first two seasons.
Love was chosen in the draft by the Memphis Grizzlies, who then traded him to Minnesota.
"We're really excited to bring a player and person of Kevin's caliber into our franchise," said Kevin McHale, Timberwolves vice president of basketball operations. "He brings a lot to our team both defensively and offensively and will be a great fit with the talented young players on our roster."
Love averaged 17.5 points and 10.6 rebounds a game in his only season with UCLA.