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

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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