NBA stars Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell are helping bring back a buzz to Minnesota Timberwolves basketball. The tandem bought 1,000 Timberwolves tickets to give away to fans for their February 12 home game against the Charlotte Hornets.

Towns and Russell announced the move in a clip shared by the team’s Twitter account. Each thanked fans for their support amid last week’s trade deal, which brought Russell to Minnesota from the Golden State Warriors. Wednesday’s game marks Russell’s first in his new home venue and ushers in a new era of talent for the struggling franchise, which is currently ranked 14th in the Western Conference.

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“In appreciation of Timberwolves fans’ overwhelming support, new teammates D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns have each purchased 1,000 tickets for fans to Wednesday’s home game against the Charlotte Hornets,” the giveaway reads on AXS, the official ticketing site of the Timberwolves.

Fans could acquire up to four tickets each, with the total offering being snatched up in a matter of hours.

The Timberwolves acquisition of former All-Star Russell has shaken up the NBA and now provides Minnesota the chance to make waves in the Western Conference. Towns had been sidelined for a month due to an injury and the team fell into a 13-game losing streak. Near the beginning of the season, Timberwolves tickets were the cheapest in the NBA, according to TicketIQ. Now, with Minnesota looking to turn things around and generate continued fan enthusiasm, there might be changes coming to the Twin Cities. advertisement