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?
|RANK||Team||Qualified Payroll||Worst value||Best Value||Team TVS|
|$27,062,909||Channing Frye||Miles Plumlee /PJ Tucker||4.59|
|$29,100,929||Thaddeus Young||Lavoy Allen||4.48|
|$32,715,174||Pau Gasol||Kendall Marshall||4.13|
|$44,215,884||Ty Lawson||Kenneth Faried||2.94|
|$51,800,566||Al Horford||Mike Scott||2.6|
|$31,154,120||Ersan Ilyasova||Nate Wolters||1.64|
|$35,140,501||Al Jefferson||Chris Douglas-Roberts||1.59|
|$45,172,688||Dwight Howard||Chandler Parsons||1.53|
|$48,157,073||Josh Smith||Josh Harrellson||1.4|
|$34,585,120||Jameer Nelson||Nikola Vucevic||1.38|
|$60,671,645||Eric Gordon||Anthony Morrow||1.23|
|$73,003,850||Chris Bosh||Michael Beasley||0.92|
|$39,541,291||Richard Jefferson||Diante Garrett||0.85|
|$55,214,286||Tony Parker||Kawhi Leonard||0.5|
|$38,414,570||Kris Humphries||Jared Sullinger||0.46|
|$48,115,024||Andrew Bynum||Matthew Dellavedova||0.01|
|$50,455,887||Nicolas Batum||Damian Lillard||-0.03|
|$38,996,381||John Salmons||Terrence Ross||-0.03|
|$49,376,435||Tayshaun Prince||James Anderson||-0.24|
|$48,389,264||Nikola Pekovic||Dante Cunningham||-0.3|
|$60,383,660||Dirk Nowitzki||DeJuan Blair||-0.36|
|$52,824,945||Kendrick Perkins||Perry Jones/Reggie Jackson||-0.65|
|$48,368,378||Blake Griffin||Darren Collison||-1.1|
|$50,736,708||Rudy Gay||Isaiah Thomas||-1.31|
|$58,351,614||Andre Iguodala||Draymond Green||-1.7|
|$54,773,699||Otto Porter||Trevor Booker||-2.15|
|$57,341,382||Carlos Boozer||D.J. Augustin||-2.3|
|$78,871,878||Amar'e Stoudemire||Toure Murry||-3.75|
|$61,101,139||Danny Granger||Lance Stephenson||-4.22|
|$93,642,348||Joe Johnson||Shaun Livingston||-5.97|
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 0.20. 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.
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.