Pistons Valued At $332 Million, Ranked 17th In NBA

The list of NBA team valuations for 2012 has been released by Forbes, and the Detroit Pistons come in at No. 17 after an eight percent loss of value relative to 2011. The Pistons came in ahead of big market teams like the Los Angeles Clippers (No. 20) and Philadelphia 76ers (No. 22), but still clocked in well behind the Los Angeles Lakers (No. 1) and New York Knicks (No. 2). Let's take the full list of NBA teams.

Forbes 2012 NBA Team Valuations

Rank Team Current Value ($mil) 1-Yr Value Change (%) Debt/Value (%) Revenue ($mil) Operating Income ($mil)
1 Los Angeles Lakers 900 40 13 208 24.3
2 New York Knicks 780 19 0 244 74.9
3 Chicago Bulls 600 17 9 185 59.4
4 Dallas Mavericks 497 13 40 166 -3.9
5 Boston Celtics 482 7 37 146 7.7
6 Miami Heat 457 8 34 158 26
7 Houston Rockets 453 2 22 150 17.9
8 Golden State Warriors 450 24 33 139 22.2
9 San Antonio Spurs 418 3 12 139 14.4
10 Phoenix Suns 395 -4 47 136 13.1
11 Orlando Magic 385 0 31 140 -16
12 Toronto Raptors 382 -4 34 134 7.4
13 Portland Trail Blazers 370 4 28 132 -8.1
14 Brooklyn Nets 357 14 79 89 -23.6
15 Oklahoma City Thunder 348 6 40 126 24.5
16 Utah Jazz 335 -2 3 120 -16.4
17 Detroit Pistons 332 -8 56 141 9.7
18 Cleveland Cavaliers 329 -7 61 149 32.9
19 Washington Wizards 328 2 40 109 -3.4
20 Los Angeles Clippers 324 6 0 108 9.4
21 Denver Nuggets 316 0 8 113 -1.2
22 Philadelphia 76ers 314 -5 48 116 -10.3
23 Sacramento Kings 300 2 33 104 6.4
24 New Orleans Hornets 285 2 105 109 -2.7
25 Indiana Pacers 283 5 53 101 -10.5
26 Charlotte Bobcats 277 -1 54 101 -25.5
27 Minnesota Timberwolves 272 3 28 97 -6.8
28 Atlanta Hawks 270 -8 90 109 -14.7
29 Memphis Grizzlies 269 1 56 99 -24.8
30 Milwaukee Bucks 268 4 21 92 -7.6

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