Week 6 NBA Team Value Power Rankings

Week 6 NBA Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 6: NBA Value Power Rankings

Thru Week 6 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.

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 14.05. This means that any team Total TVS that at 14.05 is playing at their financial value. Teams that have a higher TVS than 14.05 are playing above their financial value, while below 14.05 are overpaying for the production that is currently being produced.

Related: How are these rankings determined?

 

Quick Observations

With a surprise at #1, the Los Angeles Lakers bench rotation has proved an asset right now. With many players coming off the bench to fill in for injured stars such as Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, their production has far exceeded their pay.

The Chicago Bulls are the only team with a negative value, proving that their players are being overpaid for their production.

While the Utah Jazz and Milwaukee Bucks have the lowest league records, their statistical production is out performing their pay.

The Los Angeles Clippers are the lowest valued team with the best record.

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NBA Team Value Rankings through week 6.
RANK Team Total TVS
1(+1) Lakers
10-11
40.43
2(+1) Rockets
15-8
29.1
3(-3) Heat
16-6
27.85
4(+1) Sixers
7-16
23.39
5(+1) Bucks
5-17
21.55
6(-2) Nets
8-14
20.32
70 Jazz
5-19
19.84
8(+3) Mavericks
13-10
19.11
9(-1) Suns
12-9
18.76
10(-1) Grizzlies
10-11
17.91
11(+1) Spurs
17-4
17.18
12(+1) Magic
7-15
15.69
13(+8) Nuggets
13-8
15.39
140 Hawks
11-11
14.78
15(+3) Kings
6-14
13.22
16(-1) Pelicans
10-10
12.81
170 Knicks
6-15
12.81
18(+3) Pacers
19-3
10.27
19(-3) Trail Blazers
19-4
9.73
200 Thunder
17-4
9.72
21(-11) Celtics
10-14
8.88
22(+1) Warriors
13-10
7.99
23(-4) Pistons
10-13
7.75
24(+6) Bobcats
10-12
7.44
25(+2) Wizards
9-11
6.11
26(-1) Clippers
15-9
5.41
27(-3) Raptors
7-13
4.03
280 Cavaliers
8-13
2.79
290 Timberwolves
11-11
2
30(-4) Bulls
8-12
-0.82
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.

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 Milwaukee Bucks may seem unworthy at #5 with a 5-17 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 Los Angeles Clippers, currently 15-9 in the standings, appears to be overpaying/underproducing most of their players.
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