Last week, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally completed their deal to send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Timberwolves sent Love to the Cavs and dealt point guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to the Philadelphia 76ers. They received forward Thaddeus Young, forward Anthony Bennett and swingman Andrew Wiggins in return.
According to John Krawczynski of The Associated Press, the Timberwolves broke a record for season-ticket package sales last week.
After completing the long-rumored trade that sent Love to the Cavaliers and brought Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young to Minnesota, the Timberwolves have sold more than 300 full season-ticket packages in the last week.
That beats the previous record in 2011 that was set when Ricky Rubio announced that he was coming over from Spain to play for the team.
“The organization, from president-level on down has just been re-energized,” Timberwolves senior vice president and chief revenue officer Ryan Tanke said. “Part of it is hope, and you have this great new hope.
Young averaged 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game and shot 45.4% from the field, 30.8% from beyond the arc and 71.2% from the free throw line this season. Young, the 12th-overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft, has put up 13.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 50.0% from the floor, 32.1% from three and 70.0% from the charity stripe. Bennett averaged 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting 35.6% from the field, 24.5% from beyond the arc and 63.8% from the free throw line. Wiggins averaged 17.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per game for the Jayhawks last season while shooting 44.8% from the field, 34.1% from beyond the arc and 77.5% from the free throw line.
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