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(CBS) The Bulls are worth $2.5 billion, Forbes estimated in its newest release of NBA franchise valuations that came out Wednesday.

That $2.5 billion figure makes the Bulls the league's fourth-most valuable franchise, trailing the Knicks ($3.3 billion), Lakers ($3 billion) and Warriors ($2.6 billion). It's also an uptick in the Bulls' worth over a year ago, when Forbes valued the franchise at $2.3 ...