I could make plenty of jokes about "demand-based" ticket pricing for Wovles games. If the average fan is as disgusted with the team's recent performance as I am, perhaps they are also content to stay home and watch Olympic Curling and Speed Skating instead of getting out to Target Center.
|Game||Opp||February Average||Average Increase||Change Since Jan.||Changed Price Levels|
|Wed, February 12||Nuggets||$85.91||5.82%||$5||11|
|Wed, February 19||Pacers||$83.55||1.96%||$1.64||5|
|Wed, March 5||Knicks||$95.18||0.58%||$0.55||4|
|Fri, March 7||Pistons||$83.36||2.18%||$1.82||6|
|Sun, March 9||Raptors||$68.91||1.19%||$0.82||4|
|Tue, March 11||Bucks||$68.64||0.52%||$0.36||3|
|Sun, March 16||Kings||$68.64||0.80%||$0.55||3|
|Sun, March 23||Suns||$70.27||2.46%||$1.73||4|
|Wed, March 26||Hawks||$81.91||1.00%||$0.82||4|
|Fri, March 28||Lakers||$139.09||1.63%||$2.27||6|
|Mon, March 31||Clippers||$117.82||1.47%||$1.73||6|
|Wed, April 2||Grizzlies||$82.18||1.11%||$0.91||5|
|Tue, April 8||Spurs*|
|Wed, April 9||Bulls||$119.55||0.99%||$1.18||6|
|Fri, April 11||Rockets||$117.55||1.55%||$1.82||7|
|Wed, April 16||Jazz||$68.18||0.66%||$0.45||3|
*Oddly, the Spurs game (rescheduled from Mexico City) isn't listed on the Wolves website or on Ticketmaster.
For a change of pace, this time, I made arbitrary distinctions between good, medium, and bad opponents, and made a matrix to assign value among the remaining games.
|Price/Opponent Quality||Bad Teams||Medium Teams||Good Teams|
|Less Expensive||Jazz, Bucks, Kings||Raptors, Suns|
|Medium Expensive||Pistons||Nuggets, Hawks, Grizzlies|
|More Expensive||Bulls, Lakers||Rockets, Clippers|
The best deals remaining this season are the March 9 Raptors and March 23 Suns games. The Grizzlies have a bit of a hometown flavor since their head coach, Dave Joerger, is a Staples, MN native. With Marc Gasol back, and Conley playing well, they are actually pretty fun to watch.
Again, check out the Google Spreadsheet if you would like to dig deeper.