Week 13 NBA Team Value Power Rankings

Week 13 NBA Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 13: NBA Value Power Rankings

Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Phoenix Suns remaining #1 while the Denver Nuggest have jumped into 2nd, and the Knicks find themselves in the upper half of the rankings due to player injuries.

Week 13 Risers
The New York Knicks were the highest risers of Week 13, rising 16 spots to 11th. With Andrea Bargnani and Amar'e Stoudemire out indefinitely with injuries, the Knicks find themselves in the upper half of the rankings. Bargnani and Stoudemire had two of the larger TVS values from week-to-week, and the removal of those values has boosted the Knicks team value considerably.

Week 13 Fallers
The Cleveland Cavaliers are once again one of the largest fallers in Week 13. Between the very low TVS of Anthony Bennett and Loul Deng this week, the Cavaliers have fallen to the 28th spot. Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors fell 9 spots, in part because of John Salmons returning with substantial playing time, but has a 9.1 PER at $7.58 million (lowest TVS of team)


Related: How are these rankings determined?

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NBA Team Value Rankings through week 13.
RANK Team Qualified Payroll Team TVS
1(0) Suns
28-18
$28,011,480 5.01
2(+3) Nuggets
22-22
$41,427,476 4.23
3(-1) Spurs
33-13
$44,954,981 3.8
4(-1) Lakers
16-30
$27,421,492 3.64
5(+1) Hawks
23-21
$39,845,107 3.58
6(-2) Sixers
15-31
$30,754,650 2.81
7(+4) Magic
12-35
$36,586,125 2.6
8(+4) Bobcats
20-27
$43,866,365 2.41
9(0) Pelicans
19-26
$43,162,849 2.16
10(-2) Rockets
31-17
$46,200,112 2.11
11(+16) Knicks
19-27
$52,214,312 1.59
12(+5) Pistons
18-27
$43,577,073 0.86
13(0) Bucks
8-37
$45,123,668 0.84
14(-4) Jazz
16-29
$40,412,676 0.65
15(+1) Mavericks
26-21
$60,860,765 -0.22
16(+2) Bulls
23-22
$44,475,422 -0.48
17(-9) Raptors
24-21
$47,436,069 -0.54
18(-4) Trail Blazers
33-13
$46,874,631 -0.74
19(-2) Clippers
33-16
$49,952,557 -0.86
20(+2) Thunder
37-10
$50,734,065 -0.95
21(-1) Wizards
22-23
$49,060,978 -1.03
22(+3) Heat
32-13
$70,863,181 -1.05
23(+1) Grizzlies
24-20
$62,368,408 -1.16
24(-1) Warriors
28-19
$62,414,032 -1.8
25(-6) Kings
15-30
$52,799,482 -1.98
26(+4) Timberwolves
23-22
$54,889,264 -2.39
27(-1) Pacers
35-10
$63,117,139 -4.14
28(-13) Cavaliers
16-30
$57,396,436 -5.77
29(0) Celtics
15-33
$56,225,094 -6.36
30(-2) Nets
20-23
$82,554,771 -6.49
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 0.01. This means that any team Total TVS that at 0.01 is playing at their financial value. Teams that have a higher TVS than 0.01 are playing above their financial value, while below 0.01 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 #4 with a 16-30 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 35-10 in the standings, appears to be overpaying/underproducing most of their players.

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