Kevin Love is an early NBA MVP candidate
Love has to be considered an early dark-horse MVP candidate.
It's only seven games, but the numbers and the way he is conducting business are eye-popping. Per the Wolves, he is the first player in NBA history to have 160 points, 80 rebounds and 30 assists over his first six games of a season. He followed that up with a ho-hum 25-point, 13-rebound effort last night as the Wolves won for the first time against the Lakers since 2007 -- and didn't just win, flat-out dominated thanks in large part to Love.
His outlet passes have been spot-on, and he finally has some running mates (Corey Brewer and Kevin Martin) to catch the passes and cash them in for assists. As a result, he's averaging almost 5 per game. He's had a double-double in every game, and his three-point shooting has made a huge difference.
-- Minneapolis Star Tribune