Week 4 NBA Team Value Power Rankings

Week 4 NBA Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 4: NBA Value Power Rankings

Thru Week 4 of the NBA season changes are beginning to effect teams due to player production increases/decreases, injuries sustained to key players, and more time to gel as a team. Some team rankings shifted slightly, while others had a much more drastic change.

 

Quick Observations

Largest fall: Pacers and Trail Blazers

Largest rise: Jazz and Cavaliers

Teams playing at their value: Nets and Thunder

The Chicago Bulls have the lowest TVS for point guards and power forwards.

Teams that continue to struggle with getting value out of player production at center are the Pacers, Heat, Timberwolves and Knicks.

 

Criteria

We decided to use all players roster based on a qualifying parameter instead of using just the starting players. The criteria for qualified players is based on a player playing 6.09 minutes per game AND having played in at least 30% of the games thus far.

The average team True Value was 12.43 (down from Week 3 @ 14.82). This means that any team Total TVS that at 12.43 is playing at their financial value. Teams that have a higher TVS than 14.82 are playing above their financial value, while below 12.43 are overpaying for the production that is currently being produced.

Related: How are these rankings determined?

 

Most-Valued Point Guards: San Antonio Spurs (8.72 TVS)
Most-Valued Shooting Guards: Indiana Pacers (6.75 TVS)
Most-Valued Small Forward: Houston Rockets (12.49 TVS)
Most-Valued Power Forward: Orlando Magic (13.19 TVS)
Most-Valued Center: Los Angeles Clippers (6.22 TVS)

 

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NBA Team Value Rankings through week 4.
RANK Team PG TVS SG TVS SF TVS PF TVS C TVS Total TVS
1(+1) Sixers
6-9
4.72 4.92 8.58 4.41 3.2 25.82
2(+1) Rockets
10-5
7.79 0.57 12.49 3.95 -0.2 24.6
3(-3) Hawks
8-7
4.58 -0.38 5.5 10.87 3.05 23.63
4(+1) Lakers
7-8
4.52 4.95 9.15 2.21 1.72 22.56
5(+1) Magic
5-9
2.9 -0.38 1.39 13.19 3.8 20.89
6(-2) Suns
7-7
3.42 1.2 4.83 5.4 4.16 19
70 Heat
11-3
2.56 -0.12 9.29 6.97 -0.55 18.14
8(+3) Bucks
2-11
6.5 0.45 -0.31 9.67 0.02 16.34
9(-1) Mavericks
9-6
5.33 0.07 5.43 -0.56 5.95 16.21
10(-1) Bobcats
7-8
1.09 1.39 0.1 12.97 -0.1 15.45
11(+1) Celtics
6-10
7.16 1.61 -0.63 2.64 3.78 14.56
12(+1) Nuggets
7-6
1.02 1.13 5.4 5.98 0.05 13.59
13(+8) Jazz
2-14
5.48 0.29 4.67 0.02 3.13 13.59
140 Nets
4-10
5.23 1.08 -0.59 4.62 2.88 13.21
15(+3) Thunder
9-3
4.65 0.95 4.45 0.32 0.98 11.36
16(-1) Pelicans
6-8
2.97 3.88 0.54 1.5 1.68 10.57
170 Knicks
3-10
3.67 0.99 1.49 4.67 -0.41 10.41
18(+3) Warriors
9-6
0.95 3 6.04 -0.5 0.87 10.35
19(-3) Spurs
13-1
8.72 -0.49 1.05 -0.28 1.08 10.07
200 Kings
4-9
3.93 0.63 3.32 0.95 -0.09 8.75
21(-11) Pacers
13-1
0.02 6.75 2.56 -0.05 -0.76 8.52
22(+1) Pistons
6-8
0.69 -0.22 2.89 1.01 2.61 6.99
23(-4) Timberwolves
8-8
-0.24 -0.1 6.66 1.01 -0.44 6.9
24(+6) Cavaliers
4-10
-0.24 6.38 -0.88 0.48 0.95 6.69
25(+2) Clippers
10-5
0.78 -0.14 0.22 -0.41 6.22 6.68
26(-1) Bulls
6-7
-0.8 3.54 0.11 -0.79 2.95 5
27(-3) Wizards
6-8
0.43 -0.27 0.3 4.39 -0.1 4.75
280 Grizzlies
7-7
-0.58 -1.01 3.64 0.29 0.61 2.95
290 Raptors
6-8
1.9 -0.03 -0.91 1.25 0.53 2.74
30(-4) Trail Blazers
13-2
1.49 -0.14 0.66 0.01 0.63 2.66
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 for his particular position. 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 player, point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center, to find a total value number for that particular team.

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 Orlando Magic may seem unworthy at #6 with a 4-6 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 San Antonio Spurs, currently 9-1 in the standings, appears to be overpaying/underproducing at the shooting guard and power forward positions.
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