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NBA Power Rankings & Ticket Prices: Preseason

The NBA season kicks off tonight and with that it means a clean slate for all teams. No losing records or winning streaks. No conference leaders or league doormats. Everyone has the same record for the one and only time of the season. That’s not to say that teams like the Cavaliers and Spurs are on the same level as the 76ers and Lakers. Some teams expect to be in the Finals at the end of the season, while others would be just fine getting as many ping-pong balls as possible for next years Lottery Draft. But what about every team in-between? And just because a team is in a race for a championship does that necessarily mean they have the highest ticket prices?

We answer both those questions right here. Combining ESPN’s Power Rankings and SeatGeek‘s Ticket Data we show you, the consumer, just where your team stacks up and how much it cost to go to a home game. We’ll be updating this weekly, so be sure to check back to see how ticket prices are fluctuating and how high your team is in the power rankings.

Click below to start the list:

Here are those rankings in plain text again if you’re feeling like less of a visual learner.

ESPN Power Rankings: Preseason

  1. San Antonio Spurs
  2. Cleveland Cavaliers
  3. Chicago Bulls
  4. Los Angeles Clippers
  5. Golden State Warriors
  6. Dallas Mavericks
  7. Portland Trailblazers
  8. Memphis Grizzlies
  9. Toronto Raptors
  10. Oklahoma City Thunder
  11. Washington Wizards
  12. Houston Rockets
  13. Charlotte Hornets
  14. Phoenix Suns
  15. Atlanta Hawks
  16. Miami Heat
  17. New Orleans Pelicans
  18. Denver Nuggets
  19. Brooklyn Nets
  20. Detroit Pistons
  21. New York Knicks
  22. Indiana Pacers
  23. Sacramento Kings
  24. Los Angeles Lakers
  25. Minnesota Timberwolves
  26. Milwaukee Bucks
  27. Boston Celtics
  28. Utah Jazz
  29. Orlando Magic
  30. Philadelphia 76ers

SeatGeek‘s Average Ticket Prices as of 10/28

1 Cleveland Cavaliers $408.77
2 New York Knicks $150.53
3 Chicago Bulls $149.57
4 Los Angeles Lakers $135.74
5 San Antonio Spurs $131.30
6 Houston Rockets $116.51
7 Sacramento Kings $98.78
8 Phoenix Suns $83.40
9 Brooklyn Nets $78.79
10 Dallas Mavericks $77.86
11 Miami Heat $76.08
12 Golden State Warriors $74.83
13 Oklahoma City Thunder $74.71
14 Boston Celtics $70.42
15 Atlanta Hawks $69.73
16 Portland Trail Blazers $66.65
17 Washington Wizards $64.12
18 Charlotte Hornets $63.50
19 Milwaukee Bucks $62.55
20 Philadelphia 76ers $58.37
21 Toronto Raptors $58.34
22 Los Angeles Clippers $58.00
23 Denver Nuggets $53.82
24 Minnesota Timberwolves $48.08
25 Orlando Magic $47.04
26 New Orleans Pelicans $46.17
27 Indiana Pacers $36.91
28 Memphis Grizzlies $33.76
29 Utah Jazz $33.27
30 Detroit Pistons $32.30
All pictures came from each team’s Official Facebook pages.
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