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Report: Warriors Finish With Second Highest Net Income in 2016-17

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    Report: Warriors Finish With Second Highest Net Income in 2016-17
    Drew Shiller
    Report: Warriors finish with second highest net income in 2016-17

    It was a very good year for the Warriors -- on and off the court.

    The Warriors won the title and finished the 2016-17 season with the second highest net income, according to an ESPN report from Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst.

    Golden State reportedly raked in just below $92 million, and that's after writing a check for $42 million in revenue sharing.

    So who made more money than the Warriors?

    That would be the Los Angeles Lakers, whose net income clocked in at over $115 million.

    Despite winning just 26 games, the Lakers reportedly made $149 million off their local media rights deal.

    Another takeaway from the report:

    "Every Golden State home playoff game generates revenue -- about $15 million a pop in the NBA Finals last season, sources say -- that nudges the cap up a notch for the rest of the league. The Warriors don't get to keep all that money, as playoff revenues are shared with the league, but the documents show they netted $44.3 million from just nine playoff games last season, more than twice as much as the second-place Cavs, who netted $20 million."

    The team that lost the most money last season -- the Pistons.

    Detroit was reportedly in the red by more than $45 million.

    Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller