It’s that time of year again, and the NBA preseason has finally kicked off after a summer of anticipation and speculation. While it’s still another month until the regular NBA season kicks off, there are plenty of reason to get excited about the preseason. For starters, it’s a great chance to see new players and get a sense of how they’ll perform going forward. But for many fans, it’s also the most affordable way to see their favorite teams, so if you’re looking for cheap NBA tickets, preseason is your best bet.
Paschoalotto Bauru @ Washington Wizards (October 11, 6:00 p.m.)
We admit, it sometimes seems a little difficult to get excited about exhibition games against foreign teams. A large part of the thrill of professional sports comes from seeing big names go head to head, and that’s difficult when you’re less familiar with a team. Brazil’s Paschoalotto Bauru isn’t a no-name from foreign lands, though. Earlier this year, the team swept the FIBA Americas League, and they should make some great competition with the Washington Wizards, who advanced to the NBA Playoffs and won their first sweep in history last season. If that doesn’t get you excited, though, consider this: these cheap Washington Wizards tickets start at only $2.
Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers (October 13, 7:00 p.m.)
The Pacers and the Pistons played a similar matchup last night, in which helt the notable distinction of seeing Paul George return to the Pacers after spending most of last season recovering from an injury. Needless to say, George was excellent, scoring 20 points in the first quarter and cementing the Pacers’ first win of the preseason. George was hailed as a rising superstar before breaking his leg 14 months ago, and fans should be beyond thrilled to see the 26-year-old back in action on the court. Anyone looking to see George ascend his way back to superstardom on the cheap can do just that for only $2 this preseason.
Charlotte Hornets @ Detroit Pistons (October 21, 7:30 p.m.)
The Pistons admittedly struggled on defense last season, with head coach Stan Van Gundy going so far as calling their results “terrible.” That doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement of the team, but remember that we’re in a whole new season now. Van Gundy has committed to working on rebuilding the team’s defenses, which means that the Detroit Pistons will be pushing harder than ever. At this October 21 game, the Charlotte Hornets will be lacking their star forward Michael Kidd Gilcrest due to surgery, so the Pistons have a chance to take that aggression and make it count. You can get in on the action for only $2.