Last summer, the Minnesota Timberwolves decided to embark on a new era in their team history when they dealt the face of the franchise, Kevin Love, to the Cleveland Cavaliers. As part of their haul in return, the Wolves picked up last year’s No. 1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins, who would go on to win the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Ironically, Minnesota ended up with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s Draft as well, selecting big man Karl-Anthony Towns, and his presence, along with Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, Kevin Martin, and a potentially healthy Nikola Pekovic, could be the foundation for a solid team in the coming season. If nothing else, there’s a very bright future ahead in Minnesota, as they will seek to end the NBA’s current longest playoff drought.
Timberwolves fans are already getting excited over the club’s 2015-16 outlook, with the schedule recently being released. After having the seventh toughest schedule a year ago, Minnesota will surely be hoping to have it a little easier come late-October. The amount of traveling they’ll be conducting certainly won’t be giving them any breaks, however, as Minnesota is set to travel the third most in the NBA this year (51,502 miles), per NBAsavant.com. Minnesota appears to be in good company, though, as the Golden State Warriors won a title last season, yet own the top spot in those rankings.
At the same time, that would appear to be unfortunate for a young team simply trying to survive in the unforgiving Western Conference, which most pundits believe is the best conference of teams in quite some time. Fortunately, Minnesota fans don’t have to feel a significant hit in their pocket book all year, as Timberwolves tickets are a respectable $173.52 on average to start the year. Let’s take a closer look at a few games this season, with secondary market information provided by TiqIQ.com:
4/5/2016 | Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves | Oracle Arena | Average Price: $869.77 | Get-in Price: $66
The Timberwolves most expensive game is against the defending champion Golden State Warriors, currently with an average ticket price of $869.77 and a get-in price of $66 for entrance into Oracle Arena. As time goes on, this average price will not remain this high, as the get-in price is a better barometer of what the ticket price will end up around. For now, Warriors’ fans can’t get enough of the team they’ve built and are clamoring for tickets way before the season begins.
1/19/2016 | New Orleans Pelicans vs. Minnesota Timberwolves | Smoothie King Center | Average Price: $61.72 | Get-in Price: $6
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Anthony Davis and the Pelicans are currently the Timberwolves least expensive opponent with an average ticket price of $61.72 with a get-in price of $6 on January 19th of next year. With a get-in price of only $6, it’s an opportunity for great value to see one of the league’s top talents in Davis.
Understandably, there’s a lot of excitement concerning the Wolves’ roster, which is just chock full of young talent at seemingly every position. Out-of-town fans of the club who want to see the future begin to unfold in person are able to do so with ease by using Hipmunk.com, the one-stop source for any basketball vacation. They have a variety of cheap Minneapolis flights from most major airline carriers, while also featuring Minneapolis hotel deals, with rooms starting at $84.