Los Angeles Lakers and the Most Valuable Teams in the NBA (2015)
And some big jumps – we’re talking a near doubling in values for some teams already worth a billion last season. What the?
Let’s step back a bit and review.
Back in 2011, the Lakers were worth $643M (and the second most valuable team behind the Knicks’ $655M).
In 2012, the Lakers’ value jumped to first and $900M, ahead of the Knicks’ $780M. Nice leaps of $257M and $125M, respectively.
The flip-flop continued in 2013 with the most valuable Knicks coming in at $1.1B (+ $320M) and the Lakers at $1.0B (+ $100M), the first and only teams to breach a billion bucks.
Got all that? If not, check it again.
Big numbers and ups in value every year pretty much overall.
Nothing compared to 2015.
We’ve gone from three teams worth a billion to 11 teams (and another six on the cusp) in the space of a year.
The Lakers are No. 1 again – their jump in value is more than what they were completely worth in 2011, 2012 and 2013. They are now valued at $2.6B (from $1.35B).
The Knicks, too, jumped over $1 billion and are now worth $2.5B.
The Bulls’ value doubled and the Los Angeles Clippers‘ value nearly tripled.
All 30 teams have found a pot of gold in the offseason.
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|2015 RANK (CHANGE)||2014 RANK||TEAM||2015 VALUE||2014 VALUE||DIFF (ALL +)|
|1. (Up 1)||2||Los Angles Lakers||$2.6B||$1.35B||$1.25B|
|2. (Down 1)||1||New York Knicks||$2.5B||$1.4B||$1.1B|
|3. (Same)||3||Chicago Bulls||$2.0B||$1.0B||$1.0B|
|4. (Same)||4||Boston Celtics||$1.7B||$875M||$825M|
|5. (Up 8)||13||Los Angeles Clippers||$1.6B||$575M||$1.025B|
|6. (Down 1)||5||Brooklyn Nets||$1.5B||$780M||$720M|
|7. (Up 2)||9||Golden State Warriors||$1.3B||$750M||$550M|
|8. (Down 2)||6||Houston Rockets||$1.25B||$775M||$475M|
|9. (Down 2)||7||Miami Heat||$1.175B||$770M||$405M|
|10. (Down 2)||8||Dallas Mavericks||$1.15B||$765M||$385M|
|11. (Down 1)||10||San Antonio Spurs||$1.0B||$660M||$340M|
|12. (Same)||12||Portland Trail Blazers||$940M||$587M||$353M|
|13. (Up 2)||11||Oklahoma City Thunder||$930M||$590M||$340M|
|14. (Up 4)||18||Toronto Raptors||$920M||$520M||$400M|
|15. (Up 4)||19||Cleveland Cavaliers||$915M||$515M||$400M|
|16. (Down 2)||14||Phoenix Suns||$910M||$565M||$345M|
|17. (Up 4)||21||Washington Wizards||$900M||$485M||$415M|
|18. (Down 3)||15||Orlando Magic||$875M||$560M||$315M|
|19. (Up 1)||20||Denver Nuggets||$855M||$495M||$360M|
|20. (Down 3)||17||Utah Jazz||$850M||$525M||$325M|
|21. (Up 1)||22||Indiana Pacers||$830M||$475M||$355M|
|22. (Up 5)||27||Atlanta Hawks||$825M||$425M||$400M|
|23. (Down 2)||25||Detroit Pistons||$810M||$450M||$360M|
|24. (Down 8)||16||Sacramento Kings||$800M||$550M||$250M|
|25. (Down 1)||24||Memphis Grizzlies||$750M||$453M||$297M|
|26. (Up 3)||29||Charlotte Hornets||$725M||$410M||$315M|
|27. (Down 4)||23||Philadelphia 76ers||$700M||$469M||$231M|
|28. (Same)||28||New Orleans Pelicans||$650M||$420M||$230M|
|29. (Down 3)||26||Minnesota Timberwolves||$625M||$430M||$195M|
|30. (Same)||30||Milwaukee Bucks||$600M||$405M||$195M|
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