Kevin Love: My Favorite Professional Basketball Player

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Kevin Love

What I Already Know/What I Want to Know Kevin Love is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kevin Love is six feet and ten inches tall and weighs 251 pounds. He plays the power forward position, wears jersey number zero, and makes an annual salary of 15.72 million dollars. I enjoy watching and playing the game of basketball. Ever since I was a little kid I would watch the Minnesota Timberwolves on television, and Kevin Love quickly became my favorite player because I liked his unconventional style of play. He was a big man that could shoot three-pointers and make smart passes like a guard, while still possessing the rebounding abilities of a power forward.
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I wanted to read about how his teammates felt about him and what sports experts have to say about him. I would also like to learn about his college career and his story of how he got to the NBA. In the stats category, I had a few questions as well. I wondered what his best year for statistics was in terms of averages. I want to find out what his stats say about his value as a basketball player. Through the process of combining all of my questions, I decided upon my research question: What type of player is Kevin Love?
Story of My Search My research took one week. My research started with background information and a reminder of facts I already knew from Wikipedia. Wikipedia.org shows an overall review of Kevin Love 's career through high school, college, professional, all-star, and national. I next went to espngo.com to look at official records of his stats. It was a very reliable source, because ESPN has stat recorders at all NBA games. This website had up-to-date stats on this current season and past
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usatoday.com was the source I used to answer this question. I read an article by Jeff Zillgitt. The article was titled, Is Kevin Love really the key for the Cavaliers? The article addresses how Kevin Love has improved since last year. Love is averaging 19.7 points per game, 11.7 rebounds per game, and 4 assists. The author includes proof from stats that Love is improving. Love is getting more possessions this year than last. As of November 1, when the article was written, Love led the team in possessions and overall possession efficiency. Possession efficiency is what you do once you get the ball. Love 's possession efficiency is 25. That means that 25 percent of the times Kevin had the ball, he would either score or assist. Sports writers have plenty of good things to say about Kevin Love and what part he plays in the offense this year. However, they don 't say much about him on defense because he is not as skilled of a defensive player as he is

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