Yesterday I did a quick breakdown of how much every player with 500+ minutes in the NBA would be worth on the open market if they were paid based on their 2010-2011 production. Frequent commenter Fricktho had a great idea. What if we broke it down by team? So here’s the value of each team at the end of 2011.
Table 1: Value of NBA Rosters at the End of the 2010-2011 Season
|Team||Roster Value (millions of $)|
|Los Angeles Lakers||$105.0|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||$100.8|
|San Antonio Spurs||$92.2|
|Portland Trail Blazers||$87.9|
|New York Knicks||$80.3|
|New Orleans Hornets||$80.0|
|Golden State Warriors||$66.2|
|Los Angeles Clippers||$61.2|
|New Jersey Nets||$61.1|
notes on methodology:
- Players are counted towards the team they were on as of June 30th, 2011, according to Basketball-Reference’s transaction log.
- A player’s value is counted towards the team they were last on, even if they are a now a free agent or a restricted free agent.
- However, Sonny Weems, Joey Dorsey, Kenyon Martin, Wilson Chandler, and J.R. Smith are not counted as they have signed exclusive deals overseas.
- Players values for the whole season were counted towards the team that had them at the end of the season. For instance Marcin Gortat was worth $15.7 million, and this full value is counted towards Phoenix.
- The Miami Heat were worth twice the salary cap last season, and three times as much as the lowest valued-team, the Bobcats.
- Toronto, Cleveland, Sacramento, Washington and Charlotte were the only teams with rosters valued below the salary cap.
- The average ($77.8) and median ($79.7) teams are above last year’s luxury tax limit ($70.3).
- Michael Jordan has done a terrible job of running the Bobcats.