The NBA is growing and thriving like never before and it’s not hard to envision a world where the value of NBA franchises eventually exceeds their NFL counterparts.

According to a 2018 Forbes report, the average NBA team is now worth a record $1.65 billion — a 22 percent increase from 2017. Forbes’ 2017 report on NFL team values pegged the average franchise at $2.5 billion — only an eight percent jump from 2016.

For the first time in league history, every NBA team is now worth at least $1 billion and the Denver Nuggets are one of many franchises to see their value skyrocket year over year.

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Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind