After spending a season in the Humphrey Metro dome in 1989, the Timberwolves
moved to the Target Center. This arena can hold 19,356, which is a lot higher than
most basketball arenas. Despite the large capacity, Minnesota Timberwolves tickets
are sold out for most home games. Fans in the area show a great passion for the
sport and they will keep coming back, even if their team is enduring a losing season.
That is a testament to their loyalty and devotion to the Timberwolves.
Building a following was difficult for the Timberwolves in their early years. Star
players were reluctant to move to the new franchise and fans were not entirely sure
how long this team could last. However, it was the capture of Garnett that changed
everything. Suddenly, fans were coming in their thousands to buy Minnesota
Timberwolves tickets and everyone wanted to be part of a winning team. Luckily
for the franchise, these fans have stuck around despite results not being as good in
recent seasons. They have fallen in love with the Timberwolves and they just want
their beloved team to improve and become playoff contenders in the next few years.
Seasonal Minnesota Timberwolves tickets holders will be hoping that the team can
hold on to Kevin Love and build around him. They were distraught when Garnett left
and many believe the same might happen with Love in the coming seasons. This will
be an important off season for the Timberwolves' management, as they will need to
show the fans, and their top players, that they mean business. A losing record is not
acceptable, especially to those who pay a lot of money every week to get Minnesota
Timberwolves tickets. The fans of Minnesota believe they deserve to see a team that
can compete with the likes of the Lakers, Thunder, Spurs, and the Miami Heat.
11-28-13: Minnesota is sitting at 8-9 on the season and has now lost five of their last six games, with the only win coming against a down Brooklyn Nets team. The five losses have all come against teams that would be playoff teams if the postseason were to start today. The big news this week in Minny was a trade that sent former number two overall pick Derrick Williams to Sacramento in exchange for reserve forward Luc Mbah a Moute. It was also announced that Chase Budinger and Ronny Turiaf could return to the team in 3-4 weeks.
11-22-13: Minnesota is sitting at 7-6 on the season and straddling a place they feel most comfortable – the 9th seed in the West. After starting the season 6-3, the Timberwolves have lost three of their last four. All three losses were by four points. After some recent questionable late game rotations (Rubio on the bench), Rick Adelman will have to work some magic to get Minnesota back into the win column. Impressive play from Corey Brewer and Kevin Martin has added a whole new element to this Timberwolves squad – they just need to sustain it.
11-15-13: It’s all about offense in Minnesota, where Kevin Love and Kevin Martin are red-hot with their shooting strokes and point guard Ricky Rubio is dishing out assists at a career-high rate. Minnesota took care of business in week three, beating the Mavericks, Lakers and Cavaliers. Their only loss in the past week was to a very talented Clippers team by just two points.
11-8-13: The T’Wolves knew it wasn’t any fun trying to win games without an injured Kevin Love last year, but they probably didn’t remember how fun it was actually winning with him around. Love is back and as good as ever, as he’s been a top scorer in the league during Minnesota’s solid 3-2 start. With a healthy Love, Ricky Rubio and the addition of scoring threat Kevin Martin, Minnesota is looking like a potential playoff team early on in 2013.
11-1-13: Soon after the Timberwolves’ busy draft night in which they took Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng among other players, Minnesota completed a trade for sharpshooter Kevin Martin. He starts alongside young phenom Ricky Rubio in the backcourt. Corey Brewer, who also recently came to Minnesota, starts at small forward alongside returning veterans Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic. Love, who averaged 17 points per game in the preseason, is ready to stop the Timberwolves’ nine-year postseason drought. Rick Adelman enters his third year in Minnesota as he looks to have this team increase its win total for the third consecutive season.
10-18-13: The Minnesota Timberwolves are 2-2 through four 2013-2014 preseason games. The Timberwolves beat the Toronto Raptors 101-89 behind 20 points and nine rebounds from Kevin Love and seven assists from Ricky Rubio. Despite a similar performance from those two players, 28 points and 11 rebounds from Love and six assists from Rubio, Minnesota lost its most recent game against those same Raptors 104-97. Minnesota is averaging 100.5 points per game so far this preseason. The Timberwolves still have three preseason games left:
- Oct 20 vs Boston
- Oct 23 at Philadelphia
- Oct 24 at Detroit
8-23-13: The Minnesota Timberwolves entered the summer with two primary roster goals in mind. First, re-sign the bruising Nikola Pekovic and secondly, improve the shooting guard position. They succeeded at both. With Big Pek re-signed to a 5-year, $60M deal and Kevin Martin joining the team on a 4-year, $27M deal, Minnesota is going all in. The T-Wolves also brought back free agent Corey Brewer from Denver, their former 7th overall draft pick in 2007. The team had two first round picks this year and selected Shabazz Muhammad (14th) and Gorgui Dieng (21st) for further depth.
The Timberwolves will start their home schedule on Wednesday, October 30th against the Orlando Magic. The Oklahoma City Thunder come to town on Friday, November 1st and again on Saturday, January 4th.The Brooklyn Nets visit on Friday, November 22nd and the New York Knicks visit on Wednesday, March 5th. LeBron James and the Miami Heat will make a single appearance in Minneapolis on Saturday, December 7th.
Key Home Games:
- October 30th – Orlando Magic
- November 1st – Oklahoma City Thunder
- November 20th – L.A. Clippers
- December 4th – San Antonio Spurs
- December 7th – Miami Heat
8-13-13: The Timberwolves an free agent forward Nikola Pekovic have agreed on a five-year, $60 million deal. The deal will also include up to and additional $8 million in incentives.
7-1-13: The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Trey Burke, the talented point guard out of Michigan. The T-Wolves are not exactly rebuilding and will likely trade the pick to the Utah Jazz once trades can be executed. The Wolves already have a young point guard in Ricky Rubio. Burke is a 6-1 point guard with all around skills and a great scoring ability. Wherever he lands he will make an immediate impact. Burke led his Michigan team to the NCAA championship game and just fell short to an older Louisville team last year. Minnesota dealt with a lot of injuries last year to their prime players, especially Kevin Love. This season they will attempt to continue what they started I a positive way with their young talent. Burke averaged over 18 points per game last year and was high school teammates with the Celtics’ Jared Sullinger. Last year at Michigan Burke shot 46% from the field and 38% from three-point range. He also dished out 6.7 assists per game. Home games in Minnesota had an average ticket price of $61 per game. Once Love fully returns, look for these prices to head north of a $61 average.
Timberwolves 2013 Draft Summary:
Round 1, Pick 14: SF Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA (from Jazz).
Round 1, Pick 21: C Gorgui Dieng (from Jazz).
Round 2, Pick 22: PG Lorenzo Brown, NC State.
Round 2, Pick 29: PF Bojan Dubljevic, Serbia.
6-12-13: Kevin Love was only able to play in 18 games this season and that resulted in a dismal 31 win season for his respected ball club. Ricky Rubio missed the first portion of the season as well while he recovered from a torn ACL injury from the year prior. Head coach Rick Adleman has a very nice young group to work with that has a winning future, health pending. Due to the absence of Kevin Love, Nikola Pekovic was able to evolve into one of the most potent offensive big men in the league. At 6’11 290lbs. the center averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds per game. Once he and Love are able to coexist, the ‘Wolves front line will certainly make serious noise in the west.
2-20-13: This season has once again been a struggle for the Minnesota Timberwolves. At 19-31, they are 7.5 games outside of the final playoff spot and with injuries to superstar forward Kevin Love and talented wingman Andrei Kirilenko the future doesn’t seem much brighter ahead as far as this season is concerned. It’s hard to compete with upper echelon teams when you have a 7-18 road record. The Wolves have also lost 7 of their last ten games and their next opponents include Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Golden State. Look for some serious roster changes perhaps this offseason that may or may not include Kevin Love.
11-26-12: The Timberwolves were happy to welcome back Kevin Love to the lineup who debuted with a 34 point performance against the Nuggets in a losing effort. With games against the Kings and Clippers this week, the T-wolves will be looking to improve upon their 5-7 record as they await the return of another young star, Ricky Rubio. The Timberwolves currently possess the league’s 4th best defense allowing just over 92 points per game.