Nuggets tickets up by 144% in 2014

A year after a disappointing 36-46 season, the Denver Nuggets will look to rebound in 2014-15.

The first year under head coach Brian Shaw did not end well, though injuries played a large part in the underwhelming play. With players like Danilo Gallinari, J.J Hickson, JaVale McGee and Nate Robinson healthy, the rotation depth should be much better than it was last season.

There is more optimism for the season around and Denver and it is showing on the ticket market. This season, the average price for Nuggets tickets on the secondary market is $132.84. Last season the average price was just $54.46, marking a 144 percent increase on the secondary market this year.

The most expensive game of the season at Pepsi Center comes on November 7 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The average price of the game against the again LeBron James-led team is $290.86, 119 percent above the season average. The next two most expensive home games on the secondary market will both come against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 30 and April 8.

There will still be five games during the season with an average secondary market price less than $100. Opponents for those games will be the Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Pelicans, Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings.

For the Nuggets to improve as much as their secondary market price, they defense will have to get a little better. While the offense scored the ninth most points per game last year, only two teams allowed more points per game.