The Minnesota Timberwolves traded away their franchise player in Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but that hasn't kept fans from getting excited about the upcoming season.
In fact, fans are apparently as excited as ever. After receiving Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young, the Timberwolves have sold over 300 full-season ticket packages in the last week, breaking the previous record when Ricky Rubio joined the team in 2011.
The organization, from president-level on down has just been re-energized. Part of it is hope, and you have this great new hope.
But then there's also the reality, which is it was a long, tough summer. For it to come to the head that it came to and have it be the outcome that we had, I think it creates this perfect storm environment for us.
With a young group of players in Bennett, Wiggins, Young and first-round pick Zach LaVine, the Timberwolves and their fans seem excited about the future of the franchise, even if it's without Love.