Week 12 NBA Team Value Power Rankings

Week 12 NBA Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 12: NBA Value Power Rankings

Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Phoenix Suns still at the top and the San Antonio Spurs find themselves rising to #2. The Toronto Raptors have also cracked the top 10.

Week 12 Risers
The Milwaukee Bucks were the highest risers in Week 12. A major factor for this rise was because Nate Wolters was back in the line up. The Toronto Raptors were also high risers in Week 12. Their increased performance and bench players gaining playing time have allowed the Raptor's value to crack the top 10.

Week 12 Fallers
The Memphis Grizzlies were this weeks biggest fallers. Marc Gasol returned after having been out with injury and his TVS value was -1.09, which brought the team value down.

Minnesota was not the largest fallers in Week 12, however, their TVS is extremely low due to (like last week) Chase Budinger's extremely low PER (0.2 down from 3.6).


Related: How are these rankings determined?

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NBA Team Value Rankings through week 12.
RANK Team Qualified Payroll Team TVS
1(0) Suns
24-17
$24,518,760 5.17
2(+6) Spurs
32-10
$45,197,761 4.35
3(-1) Lakers
16-27
$27,421,492 3.93
4(-1) Sixers
14-28
$26,563,444 3.24
5(+1) Nuggets
20-21
$36,237,041 3.13
6(-1) Hawks
22-19
$35,516,273 2.81
7(+2) Rockets
29-15
$46,200,112 2.73
8(+7) Raptors
21-20
$40,737,362 2.38
9(-2) Pelicans
16-25
$30,162,950 1.5
10(+6) Jazz
14-29
$44,680,348 1.43
11(-7) Magic
11-32
$31,408,312 1.4
12(-2) Bobcats
19-25
$39,271,533 1.02
13(+8) Bucks
8-33
$43,623,668 0.97
14(+4) Trail Blazers
32-11
$50,401,071 0.5
15(+2) Cavaliers
15-27
$47,033,284 0.23
16(-4) Mavericks
25-19
$57,302,304 0.22
17(-6) Pistons
17-25
$39,902,437 0.11
18(-5) Bulls
21-20
$44,475,422 0.03
19(0) Kings
15-26
$46,085,740 -0.55
20(+2) Wizards
20-21
$46,299,864 -0.77
21(+2) Clippers
29-15
$48,553,050 -0.77
22(-2) Thunder
33-10
$49,013,024 -0.91
23(+3) Warriors
26-17
$62,414,032 -0.94
24(-10) Grizzlies
20-20
$55,534,285 -2.26
25(0) Heat
31-12
$72,776,250 -2.62
26(+2) Pacers
33-8
$57,101,139 -3.35
27(+3) Knicks
15-27
$81,529,068 -4.96
28(+1) Nets
18-22
$82,554,771 -5.2
29(-5) Celtics
15-29
$58,736,526 -5.51
30(-4) Timberwolves
20-21
$59,477,648 -63.76
What determines a team's True Value?
Spotrac's True Value Statistic is determined by comparing an indiviudal player's current statistical production to the average player's production. The same comparison is made in terms of financial figures (2013 cap value). To find a team's overall True Value Statistic, we take the TVS from each indvidiual starting players plus any bench player with at least 12 MPG to find a total value number for that particular team.

Criteria
We found all players that had a starting role within the last two weeks as well as any player that came off the bench with at least 12 minutes per game player, equivalent to having played at least one quarter per game).

The average team True Value was -1.88. This means that any team Total TVS that at -1.88 is playing at their financial value. Teams that have a higher TVS than -1.88 are playing above their financial value, while below -1.88 are overpaying for the production that is currently being produced.

Layman's Terms
Simply put, we're looking at how a team is producing based on the financial spending of their current roster. Because of this, our list varies when looking at the Win/Loss record. A team like the Los Angeles Lakers may seem unworthy at #3 with a 16-27 record, but in terms of the stat product/dollars allocated, they're outperforming the majority of their oppoents. On the contrary a team like the Indiana Pacers, currently 33-8 in the standings, appears to be overpaying/underproducing most of their players.

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