The 10 Greatest Timberwolves in history, ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

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3. Kevin Love - 23.2

Only the second active player on the list, Kevin Love is still contributing in his age-35 season. Now a member of the Miami Heat, Love is averaging 9.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Unlike all but one player on the list so far, Love began his career in Minnesota.

By the way of UCLA, Love immediately hit the ground running and showed vast improvement in every season playing for the Wolves. As a rookie, Love averaged 11.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Interestingly enough, he only made two 3-pointers through 81 games.

In his third season in the association, the UCLA product's rebounding talent was on full display. He recorded a then-NBA record of 53 consecutive double-doubles that season. On the year, Love averaged 20.2 points and 15.2 rebounds per game.

In 2011-12, Love's scoring took a huge step. He averaged a career-high 26.0 points per game and started knocking down 3-pointers at a high-volume. The Wolves big man canned 1.9 triples at a 37.2 percent clip on the way to becoming an All-NBA second-teamer.

After an injury-plagued 2012-13 season, Love upped his career high in points per game to 26.1 in his 2013-14 season. That year, he also grabbed 12.5 boards and knocked down 2.5 long balls per game.

Once the 2014 offseason began, the Wolves traded Love in exchange for first-overall pick Andrew Wiggins. After years of losing, Love was granted the opportunity to play alongside NBA superstar LeBron James. As a Cavalier, the once-dominant rebounder turned into more of an elite third option.

He never averaged 20 points and only averaged double-digit rebounds twice more. However, Love did win an NBA championship in 2016 and played on four teams that reached the NBA finals including the 2022-23 Heat.