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The NBA’s Most Expensive 3-pointers

  • New research from Bookmakers.com has revealed the average cost of a 3-pointer for every NBA team during the 2021/22 season
  • The Brooklyn Nets are named the biggest spenders per 3-pointer in the league, with every 3-pointer costing the team an eye-watering $167,936 on average
  • LA Lakers fans were the highest spenders per 3-pointer, with supporters having to pay around $8.02 per 3-pointer.
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When you get right down to it, 3-pointers are the showstoppers in Basketball, and what else can really get the crowd going other than a long range 3-pointer from downtown. But, have you ever wondered which team and fans paid the most for their 3-pointers during the 2021-22 season?

Which NBA teams paid the most per 3-pointer?

Thanks to the analysis of active player salaries and 2021/22 season statistics, new research from Bookmakers.com has revealed which NBA team spent the most money on each 3-pointer during the 2021/22 NBA season. The rankings are as follows:

RankTeamCost of a 3-pointerCost of a pointCost of a Win
1Brooklyn Nets $167,936 $17,051 $3,587,719
2LA Clippers $157,109 $18,503 $3,916,505
3Philadelphia 76ers $152,873 $16,110 $2,847,642
4Chicago Bulls $152,333 $14,514 $2,887,696
5New Orleans Pelicans $151,896 $14,796 $3,683,471
6LA Lakers $150,208 $16,047 $4,469,821
7Golden State Warriors $148,973 $19,248 $3,305,516
8Washington Wizards $146,469 $14,142 $3,598,961
9Phoenix Suns $138,420 $13,980 $2,056,841
10Sacramento Kings $136,267 $14,116 $4,256,077
11Cleveland Cavaliers $136,142 $14,678 $2,948,705
12Milwaukee Bucks $133,549 $16,260 $3,019,253
13Toronto Raptors $133,473 $14,567 $2,722,298
14Denver Nuggets $130,961 $14,721 $2,834,754
15Atlanta Hawks $127,120 $14,368 $3,121,840
16Utah Jazz $123,777 $15,838 $3,011,071
17Indiana Pacers $122,807 $13,396 $4,897,528
18Boston Celtics $121,472 $14,382 $2,584,254
19Miami Heat $116,769 $14,418 $2,454,355
20Minnesota Timberwolves $112,124 $14,282 $2,951,793
21Orlando Magic $111,141 $12,991 $5,046,833
22Portland Trail Blazers $110,511 $13,232 $4,268,986
23Dallas Mavericks $107,613 $13,036 $2,220,548
24Memphis Grizzlies $104,041 $10,371 $1,755,694
25Houston Rockets $102,053 $12,534 $5,638,442
26New York Knicks $102,029 $12,644 $2,983,666
27Charlotte Hornets $96,341 $11,644 $2,560,882
28Detroit Pistons $90,311 $9,718 $3,632,081
29San Antonio Spurs $86,339 $8,607 $2,348,918
30Oklahoma City Thunder $47,563 $5,541 $1,963,967

The Brooklyn Nets paid the most per 3-pointer over the course of last season, with their successful 3-point shots coming in at an average cost of $167,936, the highest in the league. The LA Clippers came in second place, with their 3-pointers costing them $157,109 on average, and the Philadelphia 76ers placed third, with their 3-pointers coming in at $152,873 on average.

The Oklahoma City Thunder got the best 3-pointer return for their money, with their successful 3-point shots costing them an average of just $47,563. The San Antonio Spurs managed a great return on their salary bill, which resulted in their 3-pointers costing them $86,339 on average. The Detroit Pistons had the third best return for their money, with their 3-pointers costing them $90,311 on average.

Which NBA fans paid the most per 3-pointer?

With regards to the fans’ perspective, based on the average price of a ticket and home game statistics during the 2021 season, the research also revealed the cost of a 3-pointer for the fans at the game (assuming all home games were attended):

RankTeamCost of a 3-pointerCost of a pointCost of a Win
1LA Lakers $8.02 $4.21 $923
2Golden State Warriors $6.69 $4.05 $606
3Brooklyn Nets $4.58 $2.19 $496
4LA Clippers $4.39 $2.43 $438
5New York Knicks $4.19 $2.46 $629
6San Antonio Spurs $3.35 $1.56 $454
7Toronto Raptors $3.21 $1.61 $306
8Houston Rockets $2.87 $1.69 $704
9Philadelphia 76ers $2.81 $1.36 $256
10Chicago Bulls $2.75 $1.16 $202
11Boston Celtics $2.69 $1.39 $226
12Oklahoma City Thunder $2.44 $1.31 $468
13Denver Nuggets $2.34 $1.34 $275
14Miami Heat $2.23 $1.35 $212
15Milwaukee Bucks $2.05 $1.14 $200
16New Orleans Pelicans $1.85 $0.94 $227
17Sacramento Kings $1.79 $0.97 $274
18Utah Jazz $1.73 $1.00 $165
19Washington Wizards $1.67 $0.82 $180
20Orlando Magic $1.64 $0.83 $297
21Dallas Mavericks $1.57 $1.02 $156
22Atlanta Hawks $1.56 $0.92 $162
23Portland Trail Blazers $1.51 $0.95 $248
24Indiana Pacers $1.49 $0.82 $241
25Detroit Pistons $1.40 $0.66 $218
26Phoenix Suns $1.38 $0.74 $109
27Memphis Grizzlies $1.31 $0.62 $100
28Cleveland Cavaliers $1.15 $0.67 $118
29Charlotte Hornets $0.92 $0.56 $119
30Minnesota Timberwolves $0.78 $0.51 $91

Lakers fans paid by far the most amount of money per 3-pointer, possibly down to their extraordinarily high home game ticket prices, with their fans having to pay $8.02 per 3-pointer at the Crypto.com Arena.

The Minnesota Timberwolves gave their fans the best value for money per 3-pointer, with fans at the Target Center having to pay just $0.78 per 3-pointer thanks to their great 3-point shot return and below average ticket prices.

If you’d like to find out more about these rankings or on the rankings for the NFL, please visit: https://bookmakers.com/news/nfls-most-expensive-touchdowns

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