The Sixers recently released their 11-Game Partial Ticket Plans, for purchase. Let’s put a grade to each game to see which package gives fans the best return on their investment.
Each game will receive a letter grade of A+ down to F based on the quality/interest of the opponent. Letter grades will then be turned into an overall GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Also, the “Classic” plan will receive extra credit for including eleven regular-season games as opposed to ten regular and one preseason tilt.
*Note that the “Icon” and “Statement” plans are slightly more expensive than the “Classic” and “City” plans. Additionally, preseason games* do not merit a grade.
Ticket Plan 1
Kings (B+) – The Kings are young, fast and fun.
Cavs (D-) – A semi-interesting young backcourt gets the Cavs a barely passing grade.
Mavs (B+) – Doncic and Porzngis are more than worth the price of admission.
Celtics (A) – Sixers/Celtics, nothing else to say.
Lakers (A) – Lebron, Lebron, Lebron. Plus, you get to watch Jo dominate AD. Must see.
Bulls (C) – Rookie Coby White’s hair and many young anonymous pieces. Plus Thad Young is on this team. Who knew.
Nets (B) – A year away from an easy A.
Wizards (D+) – Bradley Beal and… Play this game, how many other Wizards can you name?
Rockets (A) – Harden/Westbrook – Maybe this is the night the Rockets implode.
Overall GPA: 2.56 B- (barely)
Ticket Plan 2
Cavs (D-) – See above
Nuggets (A-) – Loaded young team and Jo vs the Joker.
Heat (A-) – Jimmy’s return warrants the grade, but not much else to see here.
Bucks (A+) – The battle for the East and Santa Claus.
Nets (B) – See above
Grizzlies (D-) – Ja Morant anyone?
Knicks (D+) – R.J. Barrett and a little extra for being from New York.
Pacers (B+) – Oladipo is back, plus an Eastern Conference dark horse.
Hawks (C) – Trae Young and Philly’s own De’Andre Hunter come to town.
Magic (C) – Markelle, Markelle, Markelle…
Overall GPA: 2.47 C+
Ticket Plan 3
Timberwolves (C+) grade raised to (B) for extra credit
Towns and Wiggins losing luster but ROCO makes a return.
Knicks (D+) – See above
Heat (A-) – See above
Jazz (B) – Quality team, but not usually a fun watch.
Raptors (B+) – No Kawhi, but revenge runs deep.
Thunder (C) – Chris Paul maybe (pre-trade deadline) and a whole lot of rebuild.
Bulls (C) – See above
Warriors (A-) – KD gone and no Klay, but Curry, Green and Russell still compelling.
Hawks (C) – See above
Blazers (A-) – Dame and McCollum always a good show.
Bucks (A) – Home court advantage on the line as the season winds down?
Overall GPA: 2.88 B (Rounding up)
Ticket Plan 4
Celtics (A+) – Opening Night electricity earns bonus +.
Spurs (B) – See Jazz above
Pacers (B+) – See above
Pelicans (A-) – Zion and JJ’s return, lots of fun.
Wizards (D+) – See above
Clippers (A) – Kawhi, Paul George and pray Landry doesn’t hit six 3s.
Pistons (B) – Blake Griffin and Jo/Drummond drama always a good show.
Raptors (B+) – See above
Suns (B-) – Some young pieces but big bonus credit for the Homie.
Hornets (F) – See above…Unless the Sixers need this last game of the season to clinch the East. Talk about turning garbage into gold!