‘KG Effect’ hits fans in the wallet

For most of the season, the Minnesota Timberwolves have hardly come close to providing a product that matches the money the team was charging for tickets, but the addition of Kevin Garnett has given them a good reason to charge more.

The team, like most in sports these days, charges prices for tickets that can change day to day — the more interest in a game, the more it’ll cost to get in.

The NBA team’s fans are buzzing again with last week’s announcement that the 38-year-old Garnett would play his first game for the team since being acquired from the Brooklyn Nets last week on Wednesday night.

What’s the “KG Effect” for fans?

Here are the pre-trade prices for the next couple of games:


And here are this morning’s prices:


The increases are impacting the lower priced tickets most.  Prices are up 63 percent for the most expensive seats on the sidelines the lower bowl at Target Center, 105 percent in the corners,  134 percent on the ends.

The worst seats in the house are up 114 percent.