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Week 10 NBA Team Value Power Rankings

Week 10 NBA Team Value Power Rankings
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Week 10: NBA Value Power Rankings

Our latest edition of NBA Total Team Value Rankings has the Spurs and Jazz crack the top 10, while teams such as the Nets, Knicks, and Bulls continue to find themselves at the bottom and overpaid for their production.

Week 10 Risers
The Sacramento Kings are the biggest risers in Week 10. They have won three of their last six games but have been comptetive in every game and players such as Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins have had great value for the Kings. With the sixth highest qualified payroll, the Dallas Mavericks are another team who has risen a lot in Week 10.

Week 10 Fallers
The Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers are this week's largest fallers. The Bucks have the league's worst record and their players are not playing at their respective pay-grade. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers find themselves dropping all the way to the bottom of the list even with the removal of Andrew Bynum. The biggest reason the Cavaliers dropped so much is due to Anthony Bennett, their #1 overall selection in the 2013 Draft, who as of right now seems like a bust. With rumors of him being demoted to the D-League and a PER of 1 (extremely below average), Bennett is proving to be more of a hinderance to the Cavaliers than an asset.

Related: How are these rankings determined?

Total Value Power Rankings
A breakdown of Spotrac's NBA Team Value Rankings through week 10.
RANK Team Qualified Payroll Worst value Best Value Team TVS
1(+1) Sixers
$30,017,854 Evan Turner Lavoy Allen 6.26
2(-1) Lakers
$31,715,871 Channing Frye Miles Plumlee 4.8
3(0) Suns
$24,436,436 Pau Gasol Kendall Marshall 4.01
4(0) Nuggets
$38,507,596 Ty Lawson Quincy Miller 3
5(+3) Rockets
$44,936,427 Dwight Howard Chandler Parsons 2.41
6(-1) Hawks
$38,916,273 Paul Millsap Mike Scott 2.14
7(0) Bobcats
$38,190,421 Al Jefferson Chris Douglas-Roberts 1.95
8(+6) Spurs
$56,348,236 Tony Parker Patty Mills 1.41
9(+4) Jazz
$39,601,548 Richard Jefferson Diante Garrett 1.39
10(0) Magic
$34,585,120 Glen Davis Nikola Vucevic 1.31
11(-9) Timberwolves
$53,529,444 Nikola Pekovic Robbie Hummel 1.23
12(-7) Grizzlies
$52,366,435 Zach Randolph James Johnson 0.87
13(-2) Pelicans
$62,167,229 Eric Gordon Alexis Ajinca 0.47
14(+7) Mavericks
$63,035,660 Dirk Nowitzki Jae Crowder 0.38
15(-6) Pistons
$42,692,780 Josh Smith Kyle Singler 0.16
16(+8) Kings
$51,525,580 Rudy Gay Isaiah Thomas 0.08
17(-5) Heat
$72,119,557 Chris Bosh Michael Beasley 0.06
18(-1) Trail Blazers
$52,772,607 Nicolas Batum Damian Lillard -0.21
19(+3) Thunder
$52,824,945 Kendrick Perkins Reggie Jackson -0.32
20(-2) Raptors
$43,686,069 John Salmons Greivis Vasquez -0.39
21(+5) Wizards
$58,998,912 Otto Porter Trevor Booker -0.91
22(-16) Bucks
$44,468,308 Ersan Ilyasova Khris Middleton -1.03
23(0) Clippers
$63,005,281 Blake Griffin Darren Collison -1.05
24(-9) Celtics
$53,475,013 Gerald Wallace Jordan Crawford -1.39
25(0) Warriors
$60,251,614 Andre Iguodala Draymond Green -1.71
26(+1) Bulls
$57,341,382 Carlos Boozer D.J. Augustin -2.27
27(+2) Pacers
$63,117,139 Danny Granger Lance Stephenson -3.01
28(0) Knicks
$82,903,064 Amar'e Stoudemire Beno Udrih / Kenyon Martin -3.74
29(+1) Nets
$79,025,406 Joe Johnson Andray Blatche -5.08
30(-14) Cavaliers
$42,822,744 Anthony Bennett CJ Miles -11.63
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.

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 -0.07. This means that any team Total TVS that at -0.07 is playing at their financial value. Teams that have a higher TVS than -0.07 are playing above their financial value, while below -0.07 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 #1 with a 12-23 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 28-7 in the standings, appears to be overpaying/underproducing most of their players.

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