D'Angelo Russell, Karl-Anthony Towns giving away 2,000 tickets for Timberwolves debut
D'Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns have each purchased 1,000 tickets to give away for fans to attend the All-Star guard's Minnesota Timberwolves debut.
Minnesota made three separate moves ahead of the trade deadline and brought in a total of eight new players, with Russell acquired from the Golden State Warriors in a deal that saw Andrew Wiggins head in the opposite direction.
The six-year guard was warmly received when he was introduced to a sold-out Target Center ahead of Saturday's 142-115 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Russell told the vocal crowd to "keep that s*** going" and has combined with new team-mate and All-Star center Towns to grant 2,000 fans free entry to his first appearance against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.
"I've felt the love from Timberwolves fans since I first stepped foot in Minnesota," said Russell. "Karl and I are so excited for what's ahead so in appreciation of all the support, we wanted to give fans tickets to a game.
"Last Saturday night was amazing, and I can't wait to feel that atmosphere again Wednesday night at Target Center."
Towns said: "I appreciate all the fans for giving my brother D'Angelo a warm Minnesota welcome. We're excited about this new direction and wanted to give fans the chance to come out to a game on us. We look forward to a very loud Target Center on Wednesday night."
The Timberwolves have a 16-35 record, the second-worst in the Western Conference.Published 11 Feb 2020, 03:56 IST