Brooklyn Nets News - 2013 Nets Basketball Updates
11/4/13 – Despite a 38% jump in ticket price
since last season, the Nets fell from the fifth most expensive NBA ticket
in 2012 to the sixth most in-demand ticket in 2013. The $62 increase is likely due to the Nets adding to their marketability this off-season with 3 veteran players from the Boston Celtics. If anyone is to ever question NYC’s love affair with basketball consider this: neighboring New York Knicks are the top selling NBA team and the Nets are second. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry will play their former squad at their new home in Brooklyn twice this season; Celtics vs. Nets tickets are averaging $220 (3/21) and $194 (12/10) entering the 2013-14 season. Both games at Barclays Center are much cheaper than the trios homecoming at TD Garden (1/26) where tickets are averaging $339, for the must-go-to NBA game
for Boston fans. Another highly anticipated game for the Nets – NBA Christmas
Day opener against the Chicago Bulls in a rematch of last year’s seven game series in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The holiday matchup is one of the top five most expensive games at Barclays this season, averaging $344.
8/7/13 - Entering their second year in Brooklyn, the Nets made major offseason moves in hopes of competing with the best in the Eastern Conference. After playing one season with the New York Knicks
, future Hall-of-Fame point guard Jason Kidd retired from playing this offseason, and will make the unprecedented jump directly to the sidelines with the Nets. The addition of former Boston Celtics
Kevin Garnet, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry will give Kidd one of the most talented rosters in the league. The Nets will play the first of four cross-town matchups against the Knicks on 12/5 at the Barclays Center
and also have a home game against the Chicago Bulls
on Christmas Day
3/25/13 - The Brooklyn Nets recently clinched their first playoff berth since 2007. With Deron Williams healthy and playing like his old self – the Nets have a chance to go deep into the NBA Playoffs. First round Nets playoff tickets are averaging $331 with potential matchups against the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, or Boston Celtics. With just a few regular season games left in the season, the Nets will look to improve their playoff standing. Just five of the Nets twelve remaining games, will be played at Barclays Center where Nets tickets are averaging about 62% less than their rival, New York Knicks.
Brooklyn Nets 2013-14 Season
It only took 55 years, but big-league sports finally returned to the New York borough of Brooklyn. With the opening of the brand new Barclays Center not far from the site of old Ebbets Field. The first tenants of the new arena, the Brooklyn Nets, are one of the four teams imported from the old American Basketball Association (along with Denver, Indiana, and San Antonio) in the 1970s; starting out on Long Island, the Nets ultimately spent much of their NBA existence in New Jersey, before announcing their move to Brooklyn to be effective for the current season
For the last few seasons, the Nets have struggled on the court, finishing out of playoff contention the last four seasons; this year has seen a dramatic turnaround, as the Nets are battling tough against their rivals from Manhattan. The Nets are having success pounding the ball inside on their opponents, as center Brook Lopez is their leading scorer; also providing key contributions are guards Joe Johnson and Deron Williams, as well as Reggie Evans and Gerald Wallace. New-ish coach P.J. Carlesimo has the rejuvenated Nets playing well, but the question going into the All-Star break has to be whether the team can get healthy; as of right now, the team is on pace to earn more wins this season than they accumulated over the past two seasons.
Brooklyn Nets tickets at Barclays Center average $125; the move from New Jersey to Brooklyn has made the Nets one of the ten most popular home teams in the NBA this season. Nets fans looking for a deal will find Nets basketball tickets from $30-$50 in the 200 level at most 2013 home games. Although popular in Brooklyn, the Nets have been one of the least-watched road team this season. Nets road game tickets fetch an average price of $82 — only Cleveland, Denver, and Phoenix have lower prices. What games do Brooklyn Nets fans want to see at Barclays? The Nets schedule features upcoming games with the Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, and Chicago Bulls.