Week 14 NBA Team Value Power Rankings

Week 14 NBA Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 14: NBA Value Power Rankings

Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Thunder slowly moving up the rankings while the Sixers and Lakers are back in the top 3, and the Knicks are back towards the bottom with high paid, low performing players back in the line up.

Week 14 Risers
There weren't any extremely high risers this week. The Minnesota Timberwolves rose 6 spots, while the Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers rose 4 spots. The most notable of the four teams listed is the Thunder and how they've been constantly increasing in the rankings, mainly due to Kevin Durant's explosive performance of the last couple of weeks (PER of 31).

Week 14 Fallers
The New York Knicks are this week's largest fallers (falling 16 spots). Amar'e Stoudemire was back in the line up which dropped the Knicks back to the bottom of the rankings. The Denver Nuggets had the second largest fall moving from within the top 5 into the 8th spot.


Related: How are these rankings determined?

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NBA Team Value Rankings through week 14.
RANK Team Qualified Payroll Team TVS
1(0) Suns
29-20
$29,075,880 5.39
2(+4) Sixers
15-35
$30,783,484 4.08
3(+1) Lakers
17-32
$42,078,157 3.38
4(-1) Spurs
36-14
$41,791,333 3.2
5(0) Hawks
25-23
$39,245,107 3
6(+1) Magic
14-37
$34,086,125 2.58
7(+1) Bobcats
22-28
$40,816,445 2.29
8(-6) Nuggets
24-23
$33,259,913 2.27
9(+1) Rockets
33-17
$46,200,112 2.24
10(+4) Jazz
16-32
$34,602,546 1.98
11(+2) Bucks
8-40
$36,354,120 1.83
12(-3) Pelicans
21-27
$42,672,669 1.45
13(-1) Pistons
19-29
$43,577,073 0.88
14(+1) Mavericks
29-21
$63,417,344 0.33
15(+2) Raptors
26-23
$43,686,069 0.05
16(+4) Thunder
40-11
$52,824,945 -0.3
17(-1) Bulls
24-25
$44,475,422 -0.58
18(0) Trail Blazers
35-14
$49,772,607 -0.63
19(0) Clippers
34-18
$49,952,557 -0.72
20(+6) Timberwolves
24-25
$51,017,828 -0.78
21(0) Wizards
24-24
$49,060,978 -0.84
22(+3) Kings
17-32
$48,776,616 -0.87
23(+1) Warriors
30-20
$64,414,032 -1.26
24(-1) Grizzlies
26-22
$57,114,548 -1.37
25(-3) Heat
35-13
$69,835,757 -1.76
26(-15) Knicks
19-30
$71,747,621 -2.54
27(+1) Cavaliers
16-33
$53,146,436 -2.71
28(-1) Pacers
38-10
$63,117,139 -3.78
29(0) Celtics
17-33
$56,213,582 -3.96
30(0) Nets
22-25
$83,853,411 -5.47
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 0.25. This means that any team Total TVS that at 0.25 is playing at their financial value. Teams that have a higher TVS than 0.25 are playing above their financial value, while below 0.25 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 17-32 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 38-10 in the standings, appears to be overpaying/underproducing most of their players.

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