Despite the hoopla about dwindling TV ratings and the concern trolling surrounding that topic, from purely a business standpoint, the NBA appears to be in a healthier place than ever.
For evidence, just look at the fact that, according to Forbes, the average team value still went up by four percent this year, to $2.2 billion, even after a 2020 that had COVID-19 ravage profits everywhere.
The next team expected to be sold, the Minnesota Timberwolves, is expected to go for at least $1.5 billion, and that franchise resides in one of the smaller markets league-wide.
Below, check out the list we put together of the biggest NBA team sales in league history.
1. Brooklyn Nets: $3.3 billion
2. Houston Rockets: $2.2 billion
3. Los Angeles Clippers: $2.0 billion
4. Utah Jazz: $1.6 billion
5. Minnesota Timberwolves: $1.5 billion
6. Toronto Raptors: $1.3 billion
7. New York Knicks: $1.1 billion
8. Atlanta Hawks: $850 million
9. New York Knicks: $650 million
10. Milwaukee Bucks: $550 million
10. Washington Wizards: $550 million
12. Sacramento Kings: $534 million
13. Denver Nuggets: $450 million.
14. Golden State Warriors: $450 million
15. Phoenix Suns: $401 million
16. Cleveland Cavaliers: $375 million
17. Boston Celtics: $360 million
18. Memphis Grizzlies: $350 million
19. Oklahoma City Thunder: $350 million
20. New Orleans Pelicans: $338 million
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