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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Paul George Taking Part In Non-Contact Basketball Drills

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Frank Vogel continues to say Paul George still isn't expected back this season for the Indiana Pacers, but he is taking part in light non-contract basketball drills.

George underwent surgery in August for a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula after being injured in the Team USA Showcase in Las Vegas.

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The Pacers rejected the trade offer.

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The Indiana Pacers approached some of their players about bringing back Lance Stephenson, but they were reportedly not encouraging of the scenario.

The Pacers were worn out of Stephenson by the end of last season.

The Charlotte Hornets have begun trying to trade Stephenson after less than two months.

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Dec 16, 2014 12:08 PM

Herb Simon said he would personally be fine with the Indiana Pacers pursuing a trade to bring back Lance Stephenson, but left any decisions up to the team's front office.

"I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon said.

Several deciding factors would determine the Pacers' interest in Stephenson, said Simon, and a huge consideration would be chemistry.

"First of all, we don't know if they're really trading him, at least I don't know," Simon said about the Hornets. "I know they made some calls and we would have to (figure out) how he fits back into the team. Those are all basketball decisions and Larry and Kevin (Pritchard) are the best to answer that.

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Ian Mahinmi Out 6-8 Weeks With Torn Plantar Fascia

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Ian Mahinmi will be out six to eight weeks with a torn left plantar fascia, the Indiana Pacers announced on Sunday.

Mahinmi suffered the injury on Friday.

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Paul George 'Mortified' By Report He Didn't Want To Play With Kobe

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Paul George was mortified by a ESPN report that stated he didn't want to play with Kobe Bryant on his hometown Los Angeles Lakers.

George had a $100 million max extension to remain with the contending Indiana Pacers and never considered the possibility of leaving that situation in 2013.

George won't forget how Bryant texted him on his way to leg surgery during the summer.

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