The New York Knicks entered the 2014-15 season with a new plan of attack. Keeping Carmelo Anthony in town over the summer was “Objective A,” while Phil Jackson continued to map out the future of the franchise with rookie head coach Derek Fisher implementing the Triangle Offense.
How it all unfolds is anyone’s guess, but Melo in Madison Square Garden at least for now is more than enough to sell NY Knicks tickets. With ticket value in mind, let’s take a look at New York’s cheapest and most expensive games on the docket in November which both happen to be occurring on the road. All ticket data is courtesy of ScoreBig.com:
Cheapest – @ Milwaukee Bucks (11/18/14) | Average Ticket Price: $54.44 | Get-in Ticket Price: $7
New York’s cheapest game of the month is conveniently an easy win on paper, as Melo and the Knicks head to Milwaukee to try to dispose of the Bucks. The Knicks don’t have much reason to “fear the deer”, as the Bucks are still one of the younger and more inexperienced teams in the league.
New York could still have a disadvantage at the lead guard spot if Jose Calderon isn’t ready for this showdown, but the scoring of Carmelo Anthony should be enough to power them to a win over an inferior opponent. Regardless, Knicks vs. Mil Bucks tickets return excellent value at just under $55 on average, while fans can get in for just $7.
Most Expensive – @ Brooklyn Nets (11/7/14) | Average Ticket Price: $316.67 | Get-in Ticket Price: $71
The battle of New York comes in as the Knicks’ most expensive clash of November, as their November 7th road date with the Nets comes in at just over $316 on average. It’s also the most expensive game of November for BK Nets tickets. Nonetheless, it’s actually still a bit of a deal compared to New York’s most expensive ticket of the year (December battle with the Cavs – $482.38) and this one gives the Knicks a better shot at escaping with a win.
The inner-NYC matchup carries enough hype on its own, but this is also an Atlantic Division showdown that could serve as a measuring stick early in the year. Brooklyn does seem like the more balanced team on paper and big man Brook Lopez could give the Knicks problems down low, but the Knicks remain the more disciplined defensive team. If Melo and company can bring the offense, they should have a good chance at stealing this one on the road.