The Most Valuable NBA Teams

By on April 12, 2014 in ArticlesEntertainment

With the playoffs just around the corner, we thought it would be a perfect time to take a look at the most valuable NBA teams in the world. Unfortunately, being the most valuable NBA team or having the highest paid roster in the league, does not always translate into guaranteed titles. In fact, the team with the highest payroll in the NBA were just eliminated from the first round of the playoffs last night. Of course we are talking about the Los Angeles Lakers, whose $102 million star-studded payroll was swept in four games last season by the $70 million payroll of the San Antonio Spurs. On the other hand, the Miami Heat have the second highest payroll in the NBA at $87.5 million and last year they advanced to the second round after sweeping the Milwaukee Bucks. But putting payrolls aside, what are the most valuable NBA teams today and are they worth it? Keep scrolling to see the numbers, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

Most Valuable NBA Teams

Most Valuable NBA Teams / Jason Miller/Getty Images

  • #1: New York Knicks – $1.3 billion
  • #2: Los Angeles Lakers – $1.1 billion
  • #3: Chicago Bulls – $850 million
  • #4: Boston Celtics – $750 million
  • #5: Dallas Mavericks – $700 million
  • #6: Miami Heat – $650 million
  • #7: Houston Rockets – $600 million
  • #8: Golden State Warriors – $560 million
  • #9: Brooklyn Nets – $550 million
  • #10: Sacramento Kings – $550 million
  • #11: San Antonio Spurs $530 million
  • #12: Oklahoma City Thunder – $500 million
  • #13: Phoenix Suns – $475 million
  • #14: Orlando Magic – $470 million
  • #15: Portland Trail Blazers – $460 million
  • #16: Cleveland Cavaliers – $430 million
  • #17: Utah Jazz – $430 million
  • #18: Los Angeles Clippers – $430 million
  • #19: Denver Nuggets – $430 million
  • #20: Philadelphia 76ers – $420 million
  • #21: Toronto Raptors – $400 million
  • #22: Detroit Pistons – $400 million
  • #23: Washington Wizards – $400 million
  • #24: Indiana Pacers – $385 million
  • #25: Memphis Grizzlies – $380 million
  • #26: Minnesota Timberwolves – $370 million
  • #27: New Orleans Hornets – $350 million
  • #28: Atlanta Hawks – $320 million
  • #29: Charlotte Bobcats – $320 million
  • #30: Milwaukee Bucks – $315 million
Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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