Minnesota Timberwolves News – 2013 Wolves Updates
11/12/13 - After starting the season with three straight wins, the Timberwolves have slipped up in the last couple weeks and are now 5-3, but the squad is still on track for a winning season and one of the best starts in franchise history. Recently, the Timberwolves paid a visit to Staples Center, where they defeated the Lakers by a large margin (113-90) and lost to the Clippers by a slight one (107-109). Coming up are some of Minnesota's most eagerly awaited games: Nov 22, the Wolves will host the Brooklyn Nets, toting former T-wolves center, Kevin Garnett. The next day (Nov 23) Minnesota will meet the Houston Rockets on the road, who are now coached by previous Timberwolves’ GM and coach, Kevin McHale, a man that brewed up bad blood with the organization after the illegal contract scandal with Joe Smith a decade ago.
9/3/13 - The Timberwolves are looking to get back to their first postseason since 2004 and will do so under the leadership of 2x NBA All-Star Kevin Love. Another former UCLA Bruin will play for Minnesota this season; small forward Shabazz Muhammad was added to the Minnesota Timberwolves roster this offseason. Also a first round pick, Gorgui Dieng from Louisville was selected. The most expensive game this season at Target Center will be played against the Lakers on 3/28 (avg. $352). The Timberwolves have lost 22 games straight to the Lakers; this end-of-March matchup will be the final of the season for the two teams. The 2/4 matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers at home is averaging much less, $153
3/6/13 - Since winning the National Basketball Association's old Midwest Division in 2005 before a round of realignment, the Minnesota Timberwolves have undergone a gradual decline, culminating in three consecutive fifth-place finishes in the current Northwest Division, which they share with Oklahoma City, Denver, Utah, and Portland. Forward Kevin Love is the T-Wolves offensive leader, tops on the team in scoring average and rebounding despite only playing about a third of the team's games due to injury; while Spanish star Ricky Rubio has shown himself to be quite effective at the point, leading the squad in assists and steals. Also contributing offensively is former Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko; along with Nikola Petkovic and Luke Ridnour. Coming off the bench to provide support are J.J. Barea, Dante Cunningham, and shot blocker Greg Stiemsma. Coach Rick Adelman has to work on his team's scoring and points allowed, both of which are in the bottom half league-wide. While the T-Wolves are improved over the last couple of seasons, they still have some work to do to get back to respectability.
Minnesota Timberwolves 2013 Season
At the beginning of the season, Minnesota Timberwolves tickets were the cheapest in the League, averaging $41, just about 1/3 the cost of average NBA
tickets. All Timberwolves games are averaging under $100 with cheap Timberwolves tickets available for $30 or less. Lakers Timberwolves tickets are two of the three most expensive games on the MN Timberwolves schedule at $94 (2/1) and $93 (3/27). On the road, MN Timberwolves tickets average double that of Target Center