Week 9 NBA Team Value Power Rankings

Week 9 NBA Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 9: NBA Value Power Rankings

Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Hawks cracking the top 5. Phoenix remains at the top of the value rankings with the lowest qualifying payroll for week 9.

Week 9 Risers
The top risers this week were the Charlotte Bobcats and the Cleveland Cavaliers gaining 10 or more spots. With the recent suspension of Andrew Bynum and players stepping up in his absence the Cavaliers found themselves jumping 13 spots.

Week 9 Fallers
This week's largest fallers were the Memphis Grizzlies and the Dallas Mavericks who fell more than 10 spots each. Memphis had some players gain some extra playing time this week, however, their value to the team actually pulled the Grizzlies ranking down.


Related: How are these rankings determined?

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NBA Team Value Rankings through week 9.
RANK Team Qualified Payroll Worst value Best Value Team TVS
1(0) Suns
19-12
$27,062,909 Channing Frye Miles Plumlee /PJ Tucker 4.59
2(+1) Sixers
11-21
$29,100,929 Thaddeus Young Lavoy Allen 4.48
3(-1) Lakers
13-19
$32,715,174 Pau Gasol Kendall Marshall 4.13
4(+1) Nuggets
14-17
$44,215,884 Ty Lawson Kenneth Faried 2.94
5(+4) Hawks
18-14
$51,800,566 Al Horford Mike Scott 2.6
6(+7) Bucks
7-25
$31,154,120 Ersan Ilyasova Nate Wolters 1.64
7(+16) Bobcats
14-20
$35,140,501 Al Jefferson Chris Douglas-Roberts 1.59
8(-4) Rockets
21-13
$45,172,688 Dwight Howard Chandler Parsons 1.53
9(+1) Pistons
14-19
$48,157,073 Josh Smith Josh Harrellson 1.4
10(-2) Magic
10-22
$34,585,120 Jameer Nelson Nikola Vucevic 1.38
11(+4) Pelicans
14-16
$60,671,645 Eric Gordon Anthony Morrow 1.23
12(+4) Heat
24-8
$73,003,850 Chris Bosh Michael Beasley 0.92
13(-1) Jazz
11-24
$39,541,291 Richard Jefferson Diante Garrett 0.85
14(-7) Spurs
25-8
$55,214,286 Tony Parker Kawhi Leonard 0.5
15(+7) Celtics
13-19
$38,414,570 Kris Humphries Jared Sullinger 0.46
16(+13) Cavaliers
11-21
$48,115,024 Andrew Bynum Matthew Dellavedova 0.01
17(0) Trail Blazers
26-7
$50,455,887 Nicolas Batum Damian Lillard -0.03
18(-4) Raptors
15-15
$38,996,381 John Salmons Terrence Ross -0.03
19(-13) Grizzlies
14-17
$49,376,435 Tayshaun Prince James Anderson -0.24
20(-2) Timberwolves
16-16
$48,389,264 Nikola Pekovic Dante Cunningham -0.3
21(-10) Mavericks
19-13
$60,383,660 Dirk Nowitzki DeJuan Blair -0.36
22(+4) Thunder
25-7
$52,824,945 Kendrick Perkins Perry Jones/Reggie Jackson -0.65
23(-3) Clippers
22-12
$48,368,378 Blake Griffin Darren Collison -1.1
24(-3) Kings
10-21
$50,736,708 Rudy Gay Isaiah Thomas -1.31
25(0) Warriors
21-13
$58,351,614 Andre Iguodala Draymond Green -1.7
26(-7) Wizards
14-15
$54,773,699 Otto Porter Trevor Booker -2.15
27(-3) Bulls
13-18
$57,341,382 Carlos Boozer D.J. Augustin -2.3
28(-1) Knicks
10-21
$78,871,878 Amar'e Stoudemire Toure Murry -3.75
29(+1) Pacers
25-6
$61,101,139 Danny Granger Lance Stephenson -4.22
30(-2) Nets
11-21
$93,642,348 Joe Johnson Shaun Livingston -5.97
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 0.20. This means that any team Total TVS that at 0.20 is playing at their financial value. Teams that have a higher TVS than 0.20 are playing above their financial value, while below 0.20 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 Philadelphia 76ers may seem unworthy at #3 with a 8-20 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 23-5 in the standings, appears to be overpaying/underproducing most of their players.

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