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Forbes Pegs Lakers’ Valuation At $2.6 Billion

Forbes Magazine has released its latest NBA Franchise valuations, taking the new TV rights deal and current franchise sale prices into consideration.

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Forbes Magazine has released its latest NBA Franchise valuations, taking the new TV rights deal and current franchise sale prices into consideration.

An average NBA franchises increased by 72.3%, according to Forbes, with the LA Lakers valuation topping the NBA at $2.6 billion.

Rank Team Value ($mil) 1-Yr Change Rev ($mil) Income ($mil)
1 Los Angeles Lakers 2,600 93 293 104.1
2 New York Knicks 2,500 79 278 53.4
3 Chicago Bulls 2,000 100 201 65.3
4 Boston Celtics 1,700 94 173 54.9
5 Los Angeles Clippers 1,600 178 146 20.1
6 Brooklyn Nets 1,500 92 212 -99.4
7 Golden State Warriors 1,300 73 168 44.9
8 Houston Rockets 1,250 61 175 38.0
9 Miami Heat 1,175 53 188 12.6
10 Dallas Mavericks 1,150 50 168 30.4
11 San Antonio Spurs 1,000 52 172 40.9
12 Portland Trail Blazers 940 60 153 11.7
13 Oklahoma City Thunder 930 58 152 30.8
14 Toronto Raptors 920 77 151 17.9
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 915 78 149 20.6
16 Phoenix Suns 910 61 145 28.2
17 Washington Wizards 900 86 143 10.1
18 Orlando Magic 875 56 143 20.9
19 Denver Nuggets 855 73 136 14
20 Utah Jazz 850 62 142 32.7
21 Indiana Pacers 830 75 139 25
22 Atlanta Hawks 825 94 133 14.8
23 Detroit Pistons 810 80 144 17.6
24 Sacramento Kings 800 45 125 8.9
25 Memphis Grizzlies 750 66 135 10.5
26 Charlotte Hornets 725 77 130 1.2
27 Philadelphia 76ers 700 49 125 24.4
28 New Orleans Pelicans 650 55 131 19
29 Minnesota Timberwolves 625 45 128 6.9
30 Milwaukee Bucks 600 48 110 11.5

For years NBA executives and insiders have questioned the validity of the Forbes valuations, however they are the only publicly available valuations from a reputable publication. Take these valuations as a base line, not a 100% accurate valuation of what a team would actually sell for.

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