The New York Knicks haven’t had it easy during the 2014-15 NBA season. Even when Carmelo Anthony has been healthy, they’ve struggled to find wins, while just about everyone on the roster has missed time at some point during the season. The mounting losses even forced Phil Jackson to trade away J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, officially signaling a full-blown rebuild. The release of center Samuel Dalembert shortly after may have been the cherry on top.
While things are looking bleak temporarily for the Knicks, they’ve freed up $28 million for next summer and are a lock to get a top pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. In the interim, Knicks tickets can be had at a solid price. Let’s take a stroll through the month of January and see what kind of value can be had with New York’s most expensive and cheapest games on the schedule:
Most Expensive – Knicks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (1/28/15) | Avg: $225.81 | Get-in: $55 | NYC Parking $11
New York’s most expensive game of January comes a day before it’s cheapest, when they host Kevin Durant and the Thunder at the Madison Square Garden. It’s always fun to check out a Knicks game at The Garden, but this one packs a bigger punch with major star power thanks to Durant and Russell Westbrook. If Carmelo Anthony is healthy enough to give it a go, fans could be fortunate enough to see him battle it out with Durant. This one would be a likely loss for the struggling Knicks, but it would certainly be heavy on superstar talent and could still end up being a fairly competitive game. For $55, Oklahoma City Thunder tickets at MSG are a pretty good value.
Cheapest – Knicks at Indiana Pacers (1/29/15) | Avg: $61.67 | Get-in: $2
Knicks fans will have to travel to Indiana to get the best deal of the month, but it’s not that far of a hike when you can drop just $2 to get in the door. Better seats are just barely over $61 on average, and a healthy Melo could make it worthwhile. The best part is this is a winnable game, as the Pacers are just 14-23 and play at a similarly slow pace like the Knicks. Naturally, if Melo is on the court and his teammates give him a little help, New York could be looking at a win to close the first month of the new year.