The Dallas Mavericks are worth significantly more money than last year, according to Forbes. In 2021, they were valued at 2.45 billion and listed with an operating income of $84 million. That made them the ninth most-valuable NBA team, but the league was still recovering from the pandemic and not fully back in operation.
Forbes up their valuation by nearly one billion dollars over the last year as the Mavs checked in as the eighth most valuable franchise at 3.3 billion. Their operating income rose to $143 million, and the team has never been worth more money.
Owner Mark Cuban has zero plans to sell the team, and the value of franchises has skyrocketed over the years. Cuban bought the team for $285 million in 2000, and if he did decide to sell, he would get significantly more than the current valuation. The sale would go north of $4 billion and likely closer to five to buy the Mavericks. Does the increased valuation mean anything else?
Dallas Mavericks are worth how much? A look at Forbes latest valuation
The strong valuations across the league points to the health of the NBA. The pandemic stalled things a bit, but the league is back up and running stronger than ever. They have a new TV deal to negotiate that will start in the 2025-2026 season, and everyone expects the salary cap to spike and team valuations to rise as a massive payday comes in.
The Mavericks are in a fantastic space too. Luka Doncic just led them to the conference finals, and the 23-year-old superstar is quickly becoming the best player in the NBA. He is a human highlight reel, and fans never know what mind-blowing thing number 77 is going to do next.
The Dallas Mavericks are valued at over $3 billion for the first time, and that is a credit to owner Mark Cuban for putting the leadership in place to find back-to-back generational talents that have made the team a contender since 2000. How high will their evaluation climb next year? Stay tuned to find out.