Value of National Basketball Association franchises 2019

The statistic depicts the franchise value of all National Basketball Association teams in 2019. The New York Knicks franchise is valued at 4 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.

NBA franchise value – additional information

For the 2015/16 season, all NBA teams generated combined revenues of almost 5.9 billion U.S. dollars – regular season ticketing accounted for over 25 percent of the total. The New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers are the NBA franchises that generate the most revenue, with 376 million U.S. dollars and 333 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 2017, the team’s value was 3.3 billion U.S. dollars, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers, valued only a 300 million less than the Knicks. The average franchise value in the NBA registered a significant growth between 2014 and 2017, rising from 634 million U.S. dollars to over 1.3 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 over two billion, whereas the teams in Major League Baseball have an average value of almost 1.3 billion U.S. dollars. The most valuable NFL franchise is the Dallas Cowboys, valued at 4.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2016, followed by the New England Patriots. In the MLB, the New York Yankees, with a value of 3.7 billion U.S. dollars, are the most valuable franchise as of 2017.

National Basketball Association franchise value by team in 2019

Franchise value in million U.S. dollars
New York Knicks 4,000
Los Angeles Lakers 3,700
Golden State Warriors 3,500
Chicago Bulls 2,900
Boston Celtics 2,800
Brooklyn Nets 2,350
Houston Rockets 2,300
Dallas Mavericks 2,250
Los Angeles Clippers 2,200
Miami Heat 1,750
Toronto Raptors 1,675
Philadelphia 76ers 1,650
San Antonio Spurs 1,625
Portland Trail Blazers 1,600
Sacramento Kings 1,575
Washington Wizards 1,550
Phoenix Suns 1,500
Oklahoma City Thunder 1,475
Utah Jazz 1,425
Indiana Pacers 1,400
Denver Nuggets 1,375
Milwaukee Bucks 1,350
Orlando Magic 1,325
Atlanta Hawks 1,300
Cleveland Cavaliers 1,275
Detroit Pistons 1,270
Minnesota Timberwolves 1,260
Charlotte Hornets 1,250
New Orleans Pelicans 1,220
Memphis Grizzlies 1,200
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Release date

February 2019


United States

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