With October right around the corner, the newly-constructed New York Knicks are about to hit the hardwood as a group for the first time during the NBA’s preseason, looking to overturn all the bad mojo from last year’s franchise-worst campaign.
Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony joins the No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Kristaps Porzingis, along with fellow rookie Jerian Grant and the rest of New York’s acquisitions for the first preseason game on October 7 against Bauru, a professional team from Brazil, at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks tickets on the secondary market have an average price of $104.41 with a get-in price of only $8 for the opener.
Other notable preseason home games include dates with the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics on October 12 and October 16, respectively, as the Knicks try to gain an early beat on two of their division rivals before the regular season commences. The game against the 76ers has a lower average ticket price at $143.51 compared to the $174.25 average price-tag for the contest opposite the Celtics. On the road, the Knicks take on the Washington Wizards on October 9, having an average ticket price of $64.90, and on October 17, they visit the Charlotte Hornets, which features a similar average ticket price of $63.92.
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The Knicks’ horrific 17-65 record from a year ago should be quickly forgotten after Knicks management infused the roster with way more talent when compared to last season. Along with the two aforementioned draft selections, acquisitions include Kyle O’Quinn from the Orlando Magic, Arron Afflalo and Robin Lopez from the Portland Trail Blazers, and Derrick Williams from the Sacramento Kings. Those players instantly provide the Knicks with considerably more depth than the incredibly disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
It’s unlikely that these moves will result in a dramatic run towards an NBA championship—the Knicks are currently holding 200-1 odds to take home the Larry O’Brien trophy—but it should at least spark an improvement for the Knicks, and who knows, maybe even pave the way for a surprising postseason appearance.