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The NBA's 2010--11 Most Improved Player averaged 20.2 points and a league-high 15.2 rebounds for the T-Wolves. He could be a free agent after this season.
DAN PATRICK: Can you win the Most Improved award again this season?
KEVIN LOVE: [Laughs] I don't know if they give that out twice to the same guy.
DP: What's your contract status?
KL: I haven't heard much. [It's unusual] in NBA history for contract negotiations to actually go into the season. The end date is January 25. I'm leaving it up to our owner, G.M. and coach, and my agent.
DP: Are you too expensive for the Timberwolves?
KL: I don't know the economic status of our team. I [haven't] been focusing on that, and it's really helping my game. Would I like to get it figured out? Sure, it would be somewhat of a weight off my shoulders. But I'm still young. I love playing in this league.
DP: Have you heard people say you wouldn't be putting up these rebounding numbers if you were on a better team?