Timberwolves Double Down On The Lottery

When you're the Minnesota Timberwolves, you have to lure in season ticket buyers by any means necessary. So they've come up with quite the novel plan: They're tying ticket prices to which lottery pick the team gets.

This means it is possible to pay only 43 bucks for season tickets in Minnesota next year. But you have to buy now. According to ESPN's nifty Lottery Mock Draft, the T-Wolves have a 15.6 percent chance of the top pick. Worth a shot, right?

The deal: Your season ticket pre game price is equal to whatever pick the Wolves get in the draft. They pick No. 1? $43 for 43 games, or $1 per game. Seriously. $86 for the No. 2 pick. And so on. Perhaps this underscores our insanity or our love of a great deal, but it intrigues us. It's a huge risk-reward — the cheaper the ticket, presumably, the more reason you would want to watch this team because they would be bringing in a higher-caliber pick, presumably either Derrick Rose or Michael Beasley in the case of the under $100 options. They take a tumble in the lottery and end up with a stiff and you're stuck with a couple hundred bucks worth of tickets in the cheap seats to watch a still not ready for prime time squad.

What a fascinating concept: You either win big, or lose big. Forty-three bucks for season tickets to see Michael Beasley or Derrick Rose play all year? We're 1,200 miles away, and we're tempted to buy them.

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