Week 15 NBA Team Value Power Rankings

Week 15 NBA Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 15: NBA Value Power Rankings

Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Bucks in the 3rd spot, while the Thunder's weekly rise has come to an end.

Week 15 Risers
The Golden State Warriors were this week largest risers by landing in the 13th spot, while by the Milwaukee Bucks rose 8 spots up to the 3rd spot in the rankings.

Week 15 Fallers
The Oklahoma City Thunder were this week largest fallers after rising to 16th over the last few weeks. The Atlanta Hawks were also a team that found themselves falling 7 spots, out of the top 10.


Related: How are these rankings determined?

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NBA Team Value Rankings through week 15.
RANK Team Qualified Payroll Team TVS
1(0) Suns
30-21
$23,567,297 4.21
2(+6) Nuggets
24-27
$39,411,476 3.44
3(+8) Bucks
9-43
$33,153,668 3.4
4(-2) Sixers
15-39
$31,843,890 2.75
5(+1) Magic
16-38
$34,086,125 2.6
6(-3) Lakers
18-35
$19,199,055 2.34
7(-3) Spurs
38-15
$48,583,188 2.27
8(+4) Pelicans
23-29
$40,708,153 1.99
9(0) Rockets
36-17
$45,395,337 1.4
10(-3) Bobcats
23-30
$38,464,413 1.13
11(-1) Jazz
19-33
$40,412,676 0.9
12(-7) Hawks
25-26
$38,891,308 0.6
13(+10) Warriors
31-22
$50,414,032 0.38
14(+1) Raptors
28-24
$42,746,381 0.37
15(+3) Trail Blazers
36-17
$51,994,767 0.18
16(-2) Mavericks
32-22
$60,860,765 0.04
17(+5) Kings
18-35
$51,525,581 -0.1
18(-5) Pistons
22-30
$39,902,437 -0.2
19(+5) Grizzlies
29-23
$48,566,564 -0.29
20(+3) Bulls
27-25
$44,475,422 -0.37
21(-1) Timberwolves
25-28
$45,840,648 -0.5
22(+7) Celtics
19-35
$59,056,715 -0.86
23(+2) Heat
37-14
$70,920,543 -1.07
24(-3) Wizards
25-27
$48,144,879 -1.33
25(-9) Thunder
43-12
$49,507,812 -1.42
26(-7) Clippers
37-18
$56,471,481 -1.55
27(0) Cavaliers
20-33
$56,097,744 -1.88
28(-2) Knicks
20-32
$71,419,912 -2.2
29(-1) Pacers
40-12
$61,985,432 -3.35
30(0) Nets
24-27
$84,250,406 -5.67
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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