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NBA Franchise Valuations Up 14 Percent From 2019 To $2.12 Billion Average

Forbes has released the NBA franchise valuations for 2020 with a league-wide increase of 14 percent from 2019 to an average of $2.12 billion. NFL valuations have increased 11 percent and Major League Baseball has increased eight percent.

The NBA generated a combined $8.8 billion in revenue last season, which was up 10 percent over the previous season. Gate receipts are projected to increase eight percent overall in 19-20 as the Golden State Warriors opened a new arena while renovations were completed in Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Washington.

The New York Knicks are the NBA's most valuable team for the fifth straight season and have increased by 15 percent to $4.6 billion, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at $4.4 billion and the Golden State Warriors at $4.3 billion.

1. New York Knicks: $4.6 billion (+15%)
2. Los Angeles Lakers: $4.4 billion (+19%)
3. Golden State Warriors: $4.3 billion (+23%)
4. Chicago Bulls: $3.2 billion (+10%)
5. Boston Celtics: $3.1 billion (+11%)
6. Los Angeles Clippers: $2.6 billion (+18%)
7. Brooklyn Nets: $2.5 billion (+6%)
8. Houston Rockets: $2.475 billion (+8%)
9. Dallas Mavericks: $2.4 billion (+7%)
10. Toronto Raptors: $2.1 billion (+25%)
11. Philadelphia 76ers: $2.0 billion (+21%)
12. Miami Heat: $1.95 billion (+11%)
13. Portland Trail Blazers: $1.85 billion (+16%)
14. San Antonio Spurs: $1.8 billion (+11%)
15. Sacramento Kings: $1.75 billion (+13%)
16. Washington Wizards: $1.775 billion (+13%)
17. Phoenix Suns: $1.625 billion (+8%)
18. Denver Nuggets: $1.6 billion (+16%)
19. Milwaukee Bucks: $1.58 billion (+17%)
20. Oklahoma City Thunder: $1.575 billion (+7%)
21. Utah Jazz: $1.55 billion (+9%)
22. Indiana Pacers: $1.525 billion (+9%)
23. Atlanta Hawks: $1.52 billion (+17%)
24. Cleveland Cavaliers: $1.51 (+18%)
25. Charlotte Hornets: $1.5 billion (+20%)
26. Detroit Pistons: $1.45 billion (+14%)
27. Orlando Magic: $1.43 billion (+8%)
28. Minnesota Timberwolves: $1.375 billion (+9%)
29. New Orleans Pelicans: $1.35 billion (+11%)
30. Memphis Grizzlies: $1.3 billion (+8%)

Granderson: David Stern’s greatest legacy is how he changed the dialogue on HIV/AIDS

David Stern was instrumental in the NBA's efforts to eliminate expressions of homophobia in basketball and changing the narrative on HIV/AIDS.

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Dunc’d On: MiniGamers, News, Our 2020 Predictions from 2018

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A look at 5 games, LAC/OKC, SAS/CHA, GSW/DEN, TOR/PHX, and MIN/NOP.

We catch up on the news around the league, including how the latest injuries and signings affect the playoff race.

Then we go back and revisit our 2018 Crystal Ball episode where we made predictions for the NBA in 2020. How did we do? Well, our consensus NBA champion has the worst record in the NBA so.......

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NBA Recommends Players Use Fist-Bumps, Avoid Autographs Due To Coronavirus

The NBA has sent a memo to teams recommending players utilize fist-bumps instead of fans and avoid taking items to autograph due to the coronavirus.

"The coronavirus remains a situation with the potential to change rapidly," the league told teams in the memo.

The NBA issued a statement to the AP, saying, "The health and safety of our employees, teams, players and fans is paramount. We are coordinating with our teams and consulting with the CDC and infectious disease specialists on the coronavirus and continue to monitor the situation closely."

Lakers’ Anthony Davis spoils homecoming party for Pelicans’ Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram

Former Lakers Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram combined for 55 points, but Anthony Davis scored 46 to help the Lakers prevail 123-113 over the Pelicans.

NBA Finals Warriors vs. Raptors predictions, picks: Experts think Golden State will three-peat, torn...

The Toronto Raptors held home court in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in convincing fashion, and now we'll see if the Golden State Warriors' championship pedigree kicks in for Game 2. Needless to say, the Raptors made a...

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