The Atlanta Hawks were aggressive in free agency as they seek a playoff berth in 2021 and that translated into more interest from fans in purchasing tickets, according to data from Vivid Seats.
Here are the biggest risers, calculating change in rank (1-30) from draft night compared to the week since then:
1. Atlanta Hawks (+16)
2. Toronto Raptors (+11)
3. Utah Jazz (+10)
4. Portland Trail Blazers (+5)
5. T- New York Knicks / New Orleans Pelicans (+3)
The Hawks jumped from 25th to 9th while the Raptors went from 16th to fifth overall.
Overall rank of demand since the draft:
1. Los Angeles Lakers
2. Charlotte Hornets
3. New York Knicks
4. Philadelphia 76ers
5. Toronto Raptors
The Hornets’ demand has kept up from the draft, though they got jumped by the Lakers (who are normally No. 1).
The interest in the Raptors could be related to the franchise playing the 20-21 season in Tampa.