$568 million Profit:
After missing the playoffs for three consecutive years, the Rockets spent big money on two guards prior to the start of the 2012-13 season. The Rockets signed free agent point guard Jeremy Lin (above) to a 3-year, $25 million contract, and then traded for Oklahoma City's reigning Sixth Man of the Year James Harden. The Rockets signed the shooting guard to a 5-year, $80 million contract extension. The team will have the money after launching its new regional sports network. Comcast SportsNet Houston, owned by the Rockets, MLB's Houston Astros and Comcast, launched with the 2012-13 season. (Getty Images) More From Forbes
: The NBA’s Highest-Paid Players NBA’s Best Teams for the Buck The NBA’s Most and Least Profitable Teams The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.