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Value of National Basketball Association franchises 2020

The statistic depicts the franchise value of all National Basketball Association teams in 2020. The New York Knicks franchise was valued at 4.6 billion U.S. dollars in 2020.

NBA franchise value – additional information

For the 2018/19 season, all NBA teams generated combined revenues of almost 8.8 billion U.S. dollars – regular season ticketing accounted for over 22 percent of the total. The New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors were the NBA franchises that generated the most revenue, with 472 million U.S. dollars and 440 million U.S. dollars in revenue respectively.

The New York Knicks are also the most valuable franchise out of the 30 teams of the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2020, the team’s value was 4.6 billion U.S. dollars, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers, valued only 200 million less than the Knicks. The average franchise value in the NBA registered a significant growth between 2014 and 2019, rising from 634 million U.S. dollars to over 2.1 billion U.S. dollars in the period.

Compared to the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), franchises in the NBA are, on average, still worth less. The average franchise value in the National Football League (NFL) is around 2.86 billion, whereas the teams in Major League Baseball have an average value of almost 1.78 billion U.S. dollars. The most valuable NFL franchise was the Dallas Cowboys, valued at 5.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, followed by the New England Patriots. In the MLB, the New York Yankees, with a value of 4.6 billion U.S. dollars, were the most valuable franchise as of 2019.

National Basketball Association franchise value by team in 2020

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Release date

February 2020


United States

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