Thursday, January 22, 2015

Greg Crawford On Basketball, For January 22nd, 2015

By Gregory Crawford---- TV, Print and Radio Basketball Analyst---- on twitter @wchoops @crawssportsbiz @kcsportsmgmt

Valuations--- There is always lots of talk about sports teams and their valuations. When it comes to valuations of basketball teams or any sports team, it truly is just a number, that people can have fun with and banter around.

We do our own valuation of sports' teams at Crawford's Sports Biz, which comes from years of figuring out the right formula and how to properly valuate. As good as that it is and economically sound as it is, once again it is just a number.

The real valuation of any team is what someone wants to pay for it, end of story. Often in sports the purchase of any team is strictly an emotional buy, which often can turn out to be a good business buy.

So never get too caught up in the valuation of team on paper, get caught up if it becomes a great or bad business deal down the road. (NOTE: If you would like a correct valuation of your favorite sports team, just email me at

D-League--- The NBA's developmental league just completed another successful showcase in Santa Cruz. Well attended, with plenty of top flight NBA people from every single team around. Plus, the basketball is not bad either.

Keep in mind that even some of the D-League's best players make only $25,000 per year, which is a paltry sum compared to what many top international players receive. With the next NBA TV deal set to kick in two years from now and the fact the year after the players association or management can back out of the current collective bargaining agreement, the pay of D-League players will become an issue, especially since the TV deal calls for payment to the league of $2.66 billion per year, compared to now, $930 million.

Every team in the D-League has a single affiliation with an NBA team, except the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, who are supplied players by 13 different NBA teams.

NWC/Cascade Conference Power Rankings--- It is Thursday, time for another combo edition of Crawford's Northwest Conference/ Cascade Collegiate Conference Power Rankings. Per usual, we always do things in 9s, out of respect for the great game of golf.

9. Northwest Christian
8. Puget Sound
7. Lewis and Clark
6. Whitman
5. Warner Pacific
4. Southern Oregon
3. Concordia
2. College of Idaho
1. Whitworth

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