The Phoenix Suns are terrible. They’ve been terrible for awhile. They’ll be terrible for awhile longer. Hopefully not too much longer, so long as we get the right number of ping pong balls, because that’s how these things work.
Many people have placed the recent struggles of the Suns on the shoulders of team owner Robert Sarver, suggesting the club would be in a better place if he were not the man in charge. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe you’re a millenial so we don’t want to hear it.
Either way, if you’re someone who thinks Sarver selling is the solution to what ails the Suns, know this. They’re worth a lot of money. If teams were ranked by their current value, the Suns would be in the Western Conference playoffs.
Suns are 14th, valued at 1.1B, per Forbes. Nearly tripled since 2004.https://t.co/L6DuolmcE3— Dave King (@DaveKingNBA) February 15, 2017
Tripled. TRIPLED!!! In Sarver’s first full season as an NBA owner, the Suns won 62 games. Last season they won 23. I’m not very good with math, but someone plug those numbers along with the team value into a metric and compare Phoenix with other clubs so we have another metric to demonstrate our owner’s greatness.
ESPN voted Robert Sarver the worst owner in the NBA in October of last year.