The Cleveland Cavaliers enter this season with two new superstars in fold. Small forward LeBron James returns home after spending four seasons with the Miami Heat. Power forward Kevin Love was acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The trio of James, Love, and point guard Kyrie Irving instantly makes Cleveland a NBA title contender. While Cleveland is coming off a 33-win season, this team will only be judged by its post-season performance. As a member of the Miami Heat, James had to endure an embarrassing NBA Finals loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Expect this loss to fuel James as he looks to deliver a championship to Cleveland. With two new superstars in fold, the season average for Cleveland Cavs tickets on the secondary market has ballooned to $353.76. Below are the three most expensive home games during the opening month on the secondary market, according to TiqIQ.
10/30/14 vs New York Knicks | Avg. Price: $646.93 | Get-in Price: $167
As no surprise, James’ first game back in Cleveland will not only be the most expensive game of the opening month, but of the entire season. Cavs vs Knicks tickets will be almost double the season average and the get-in price will be more than double the next most expensive home game over the opening month.
11/19/14 vs San Antonio Spurs | Avg. Price: $355.47 | Get-in Price: $61
The most expensive November home game will feature Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs. Cavaliers vs Spurs tickets will be near their season home average, currently at an average price of $353.76 on the secondary market. Expect James to be extra motivated against arguably his biggest foe in the NBA.
11/26/14 vs Washington Wizards | Avg. Price: $351.94 | Get-in Price: $70
While the Wizards have been one of the NBA’s worst teams over the last ten years, Washington won its first playoff series in over a decade last season. Led by point guard John Wall, the upstart Wizards boast a bruising front court that will present problems for the Cavaliers. Cavs vs Wizards tickets have an average price of $351.94, which mirrors season average prices on the secondary market.