Timberwolves Have Record-Setting Week After Trading Kevin Love

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIAugust 31, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 26:  Anthony Bennett #24, Andrew Wiggins #22, Thaddeus Young #33 and Zach LaVine #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves pose for portraits on August 26, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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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.

Timberwolves senior vice president and chief revenue officer Ryan Tanke is quite excited about the current state of the team, according to The Associated Press (via USA Today), saying:

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.

[USA Today]