How Much Is Every Nba Team Worth

Discussion in 'NBA' started by Wolf, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    Here's How Much Every NBA Team Is Worth Based On The Clippers' $2 Billion Price Tag - Yahoo Finance

    We recently took a look at how the sale of Los Angeles Clippers is going to change how pro teams' valuations are calculated based on how out-of-whack the $2 billion price tag was compared to the previously perceived value.

    Prior to the proposed Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer, the New York Knicks were considered the most valuable team in the NBA at $1.4 billion, according to Forbes. Meanwhile, the Clippers were considered just the 13th most valuable team with a valuation of $575 million.

    The overriding implication is that NBA teams in general are worth a lot more than we thought.

    To get a sense of how much teams might be worth, here is each team's most recent valuation as well as the value of the team if raised by the same multiple as the Clippers' sale price, which is 3.48 times bigger (cont. below).


    Instead of $1.4 billion, the New York Knicks are suddenly worth closer to $5 billion, the Lakers may be worth $4.7 billion, and the average team would be worth $2.2 billion instead of $634 million.

    Of course, this is the extreme case and it is quite possible Ballmer overpaid just because he desperately wanted to own a team.

    However, there are several reasons to believe the potential value of the franchise is much greaterthan the current value of $575 million, including a new television contract in the next few years and a current operating income ($15.0 million in 2013) that is actually below average ($23.7 million) despite being in the huge Los Angeles market.

    This sale also has the potential to impact franchise values in other sports.

    Things really start to look crazy if we consider the value of NFL franchises and if they are actually worth 3.48 times as much as their calculated value.

    The Dallas Cowboys might actually be worth $8.0 billion instead of their value of $2.3 billion.

    Of course, the Cowboys only play eight home games instead of 41 and they cannot sell their own television rights the way the Clippers can. But if there was open bidding for the Cowboys, $8 billion may not be that far-fetched.
  2. Aaron

    Aaron Moderator

    The Pelicans are a relative bargain at $1.46 Billion.

    Perhaps... we here at DRC could pool our money and buy them. ;)
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  3. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    Sorry my millions goes to the Rockets.
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  4. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Lemme check my couch cushions. I must have close to $.5 billon in there alone.

    I'm not really sure what a billon is, but 1.46 of em sounds like a lot......
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  5. Jon

    Jon Well-Known Member

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  6. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Clippers is only a good name for barbers :oops:

    Super Sonics would be good :)
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  7. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

    Just do what Anahiem did with the Angles, just call them Los Angeles Supersonics of Seattle. :p
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  8. Wolf

    Wolf Manspreading on DRC

  9. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Lakers–Clippers rivalry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I don't consider Lakers - Clippers to be a rivalry. It's been mostly one-sided from the beginning.

    The Lakers have rivalries with the Celtics & Sixers in the East, and the Kings, Mavericks, & Rockets in the West.

    When George Carl was head coach of the Sonics, & they meet in the playoffs, that was a good rivalry :)
  10. memebag

    memebag Top Brass, ADVP

    Yeah, but how much are their smiles worth?

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