NBA team values -- 2012

NBA team values -- 2012
January 25, 2012, 9:15 pm
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Forbes posted its annual list of the NBA's most valuable teams Wednesday. The Lakers reclaimed the top spot from the Knicks with a current value of 900 million. This figure makes them the NBA's most valuable team by 220 million, which is slightly less than the total value assigned to the Milwaukee Bucks.

According to Forbes, broadcast deals played a prominent role in these significant value increases. The Warriors (8th) were in the Top 10 at 450 million and the Kings was 23rd at 300 million. Where's your team rank?

Below is the entire Forbes list of teams and their reported values:
1. Los Angeles Lakers
Current Value: 900 million
1-year change: 40
Operating income: 24 million
2. New York Knicks
Current Value: 780 million
1-year change: 19
Operating income: 75 million

3. Chicago Bulls
Current Value: 600 million
1-year change: 17
Operating income: 59 million

4. Dallas Mavericks
Current Value: 497 million
1-year change: 13
Operating income: -3.9 million

5. Boston Celtics
Current Value: 482 million
1-year change: 7
Operating income: 7.7 million

6. Miami Heat
Current Value: 457 million
1-year change: 8
Operating income: 26 million

7. Houston Rockets
Current Value: 453 million
1-year change: 2
Operating income: 18 million
8. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSCurrent Value: 450 million1-year change: 24Operating income: 22 million

9. San Antonio Spurs
Current Value: 418 million
1-year change: 3
Operating income: 14 million

10. Phoenix Suns
Current Value: 395 million
1-year change: -4
Operating income: 13 million

11. Orlando Magic
Current Value: 385 million
1-year change: 0
Operating income: -16 million

12. Toronto Raptors
Current Value: 382 million
1-year change: -4
Operating income: 7.4 million

13. Portland Trail Blazers
Current Value: 370 million
1-year change: 4
Operating income: -7.4 million

14. New Jersey Nets
Current Value: 357 million
1-year change: 14
Operating income: -24 million

15. Oklahome City Thunder
Current Value: 348 million
1-year change: 6
Operating income: 25 million

16. Utah Jazz
Current Value: 335 million
1-year change: -2
Operating income: -16 million

17. Detroit Pistons
Current Value: 332 million
1-year change: -8
Operating income: 9.7 million

18. Cleveland Cavaliers
Current Value: 329 million
1-year change: -7
Operating income: 33 million

19. Washington Wizards
Current Value: 328 million
1-year change: 2
Operating income: -3.4 million
20. Los Angeles Clippers
Current Value: 324 million
1-year change: 6
Operating income: 9.4 million

21. Denver Nuggets
Current Value: 316 million
1-year change: 0
Operating income: -1.2 million
22. Philadelphia 76ers
Current Value: 314 million
1-year change: -5
Operating income: -10 million

23. SACRAMENTO KINGSCurrent Value: 300 million1-year change: 2Operating income: 6.4 million

24. New Orleans Hornets
Current Value: 285 million
1-year change: 2
Operating income: -2.7 million
25. Indiana PacersCurrent Value: 283 million
1-year change: 5
Operating income: -10 million

26. Charlotte Bobcats
Current Value: 277 million
1-year change: -1
Operating income: -25 million
27. Minnesota Timberwolves
Current Value: 272 million
1-year change: 3
Operating income: -6.8 million
28. Atlanta Hawks
Current Value: 270 million
1-year change: -8
Operating income: -15 million

29. Memphis Grizzlies
Current Value: 269 million
1-year change: 1
Operating income: -25 million

30. Milwaukee Bucks
Current Value: 268 million
1-year change: 4
Operating income: -7.6 million

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