Mikhail Prokhorov is in talks with multiple suitors to sell the Brooklyn Nets — and he’s pushing for an eye-popping price tag. The Russian billionaire is demanding a valuation of around $2 billion for his money-losing NBA team — near the record-setting $2.2 billion price that the Houston Rockets fetched earlier this month, sources told The Post. In recent days, prospective bidders have been pushing Prokorov to sell control of the team immediately, versus his recent pitch to sell an initial minority stake along with the right to take control in three years, insiders said. A deal — which wouldn’t include the Barclays Center arena that the Nets call home — could be announced in the coming days or weeks, sources said.
Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer Close Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com's gambling section Joined ESPN in 2010 Follow on Twitter The Golden State Warriors begin their title defense on Tuesday and have the highest season win total at 67.5. Here are all 30 season win totals from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Eastern Conference Atlantic Boston Celtics 54.5 Toronto Raptors 48 Philadelphia 76ers 39 New York Knicks 29.5 Brooklyn Nets 28 Central Cleveland Cavaliers 54.5 Milwaukee Bucks 46.5 Detroit Pistons 38.5 Indiana Pacers 31.5 Chicago Bulls 22 Southeast Washington Wizards 49 Miami Heat 44.5 Charlotte Hornets 42.5 Orlando Magic 32.5 Atlanta Hawks 25.5 Western Conference Northwest
Trevor Booker, like many of us, has the lifelong dream of eventually becoming a billionaire. Trevor Booker, unlike many of us, is a professional basketball player and an entrepreneur at the age of 29 with interests in 18 companies – and counting. Just a couple of years into his NBA career, the Clemson University graduate understood that he wanted to set himself up for life after basketball, but longed for the means to do it first, in a smart and secure fashion. “I just want to have options for when I finish basketball,” he told Netsdaily, seated straight across the length of a basketball court from the floor-to-ceiling windows at the Brooklyn Nets’ training facility, the ones that show the world’s financial capital.
Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer Close Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com's gambling section Joined ESPN in 2010 Follow on Twitter The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has lines for every NBA team to make the playoffs for the 2017-18 season. The Golden State Warriors lead the way as the most likely team to make the playoffs. Here are the playoff odds for all 30 NBA teams. This file was updated Oct. 11. Yes +1400 No -4000 Yes -5000 No +1500 Yes +1000 No -2000 Yes -300 No +240 Yes +1600 No -6000 Yes -5000 No +1500 Yes +500 No -700 Yes -310 No +250 Yes +110 No -130 Golden State Warriors Yes -100,000 No +10,000 Yes -2000 No +1000 Yes +400 No -550 Yes -200 No +170 Yes +500 No -700 Yes