NBA 2012 Financial Outlook
NBA 2012 Financial Outlook

NBA 2012 Financial Outlook

Our Premium team breaks down each division in the NBA, by looking at the cap total from the top 10 paid players from each team and compares them to the rest of the NBA.
Atlantic
Team Top Paid Players Rank* 2012 Cap Value*
Brooklyn Joe Johnson / Deron Williams 2 $81,882,055
New York Carmelo Anthony / Amare Stoudemire 4 $76,375,111
Boston Paul Pierce / Kevin Garnett 7 $69,383,692
Philadelphia Andrew Bynum / Thaddeus Young 14 $62,193,896
Toronto Jose Calderon / Andrea Bargnani 22 $57,226,235

*Based on top 10 paid players on roster

Average rank: 9.8
Average Cap Value: $69.4 million

Central
Team Top Paid Players Rank* 2012 Cap Value*
Chicago Derrick Rose / Carlos Boozer 5 $72,912,062
Indiana Roy Hibbert / Danny Granger 11 $63,930,015
Milwaukee Monta Ellis / Ersan Ilyasova 18 $58,721,770
Detroit Corey Maggette / Rodney Stuckey 21 $58,208,900
Cleveland Anderson Varejao / Luke Walton 29 $42,868,292

*Based on top 10 paid players on roster

Average rank: 16.8
Average Cap Value: $59.3 million

Southeast
Team Top Paid Players Rank* 2012 Cap Value*
Miami LeBron James / Chris Bosh 3 $78,959,181
Atlanta Josh Smith / Al Horford 12 $62,326,837
Orlando Hedo Turkoglu / Jameer Nelson 17 $58,157,090
Washington Emeka Okafor / Nene 23 $54,565,015
Charlotte Ben Gordon / Tyrus Thomas 24 $54,228,128

*Based on top 10 paid players on roster

Average rank: 15.8
Average Cap Value: $61.6 million

Northwest
Team Top Paid Players Rank* 2012 Cap Value*
Oklahoma City Kevin Durant / Russell Westbrook 13 $62,325,261
Utah Al Jefferson / Paul Millsap 15 $62,564,613
Denver Andre Iguodala / JaVale McGee 16 $60,311,663
Minnesota Kevin Love / Andrei Kirilenko 20 $58,112,702
Portland LaMarcus Aldridge / Nicolas Batum 27 $48,836,378

*Based on top 10 paid players on roster

Average rank: 18.2
Average Cap Value: $58.4 million

Pacific
Team Top Paid Players Rank* 2012 Cap Value*
L.A. Lakers Kobe Bryant / Dwight Howard 1 $97,699,980
Golden State Andrew Bogut / David Lee 8 $68,307,902
L.A. Clippers Chris Paul / DeAndre Jordan 9 $67,008,300
Sacramento John Salmons / Marcus Thornton 25 $54,013,270
Phoenix Goran Dragic / Marcin Gortat 28 $48,185,250

*Based on top 10 paid players on roster

Average rank: 14.2
Average Cap Value: $67.0 million

Southwest
Team Top Paid Players Rank* 2012 Cap Value*
Memphis Zach Randolph / Rudy Gay 6 $72,281,262
San Antonio Manu Ginobili / Tim Duncan 10 $66,441,817
Dallas Dirk Nowitzki / Shawn Marion 19 $56,460,394
New Orleans Eric Gordon / Ryan Anderson 26 $48,682,432
Houston Kevin Martin / Jeremy Lin 30 $40,175,315

*Based on top 10 paid players on roster

Average rank: 18.2
Average Cap Value: $56.8 million

Final Results

Divisional Results

Highest Paid Division: Atlantic

Second Highest Paid Division: Pacific

Third Highest Paid Division: Southeast

Fourth Highest Paid Division: Central

Fifth Highest Paid Division: Northwest

Lowest Paid Division: Southwest

 

Team Results

#1. L.A. Lakers

#2. Brooklyn Nets

#3. Miami Heat

#4. New York Knicks

#5. Chicago Bulls

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