Thunder ranks 11th in Forbes' NBA team values

www.forbes.com Published: January 22, 2014


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Small market as it may be, the Oklahoma City Thunder isn't small when it comes to what it's worth, says Forbes.

The financial website listed the Thunder as the NBA's 11th most valuable franchise, with a revenue of $144 million. From the Forbes slideshow:

"The Thunder had the NBA's top TV ratings last season with an average of 8.65 on Fox Sports Oklahoma, triple the figure for the previous season. It speaks to the small market's love affair with the franchise that moved to OKC in 2008 and won its division the past three seasons. The Thunder have sold out every game at Chesapeake Energy Arena since February 2011 and count 4,000 people on a season ticket waiting list."

The No. 1 team on the list? The New York Knicks, valued at $1.4 billion.

ESPN.com's Darren Rovell also listed Kevin Durant ($31.8 million) as the fourth-highest earner in the NBA last season in terms of salary and endorsements. Only Kobe Bryant ($64.5 million), LeBron James ($61 million) and Derrick Rose ($38.6 million) pulled in more money in 2013.

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