At the moment, the Milwaukee Bucks currently hold the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings with a 22-18 record. While there’s plenty to be proud of this season, there is one thing that has to sting for the Bucks overall as a franchise–their value.
Forbes recently released a list of the most valuable teams in the NBA and believe it or not–Milwaukee ranks dead last at No. 30. Forbes claims the organization posted an estimated net loss of $500,000 per year–so it’s really not surprising to see this happen for an organization with a fan base that is a bit weaker compared to the rest.
As bad as it sounds, the NBA isn’t always the most popular sport when compared to the rest of the other leagues in the four major sports and the Bucks haven’t had much to brag about over the last couple of years when it comes to being a playoff contender. Hopefully, things will finally change this year now that they currently hold the seventh spot in the conference, but there’s still a whole second half of the season to play.
For all we know, the Bucks could end up slumping in the second half–making it even more unlikely fans will fill the stands each night. Of course, only time will tell as far as whether or not that ends up being true–so it should be interesting to see how things play out in the second half of the regular season.
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