May 5, 1988

Interesting numbers on the “cost per win” for each team in the NBA, based on player payroll divided by victories.

The Dallas Mavericks, who won 53 games with a payroll of $2.3 million, were the league’s thriftiest. spending $43,396.22 per win.  The biggest money-wasters, the Los Angeles Clippers, won 17 games with a payroll of $3.3 million -­ a whopping $194,117.60.

The Celtics won 57 games with a payroll of $3.6 million, $63,157.69.

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