Daily Roundup

  • Memphis surprises OKC in 111-105 OT road win

          MEMPHIS       GAME VALUE SERIES VALUE       OKC       GAME VALUE SERIES VALUE
    T Prince $ 1.5 $ 1.0 K Durant $ 21.0 $ 28.5
    Z Randolph $ 16.0 $ 17.0 S Ibaka $ 9.0 $ 14.5
    M Gasol $ 6.5 $ 8.5 K Perkins $ 0.5 $ 0.5
    M Conley $ 24.0 $ 22.5 R Westbrook $ 14.0 $ 15.0
    C Lee $ 9.5 $ 6.5 T Sefolosha $ 10.0 $ 5.0
    M Miller $ 11.0 $ 6.0 C Butler $ 0.0 $ 0.5
    E Davis $ 3.5 $ 2.0 N Collison $ 1.0 $ 3.0
    K Koufos $ 0.0 $ 0.5 S Adams $ 0.0 $ 0.5
    B Udrih $ 8.0 $ 5.5 D Fisher $ 5.5 $ 5.0
    T Allen $ 14.0 $ 8.0 R Jackson $ 0.5 $ 7.5
    J Johnson DNP $ 1.0 H Thabeet DNP $ 0.5
    J Leuer DNP $ 0.0 J Lamb DNP $ 0.0
    Totals $ 94.0 $ 77.0 Totals $ 61.0 $ 78.5

    Memphis beat Oklahoma City in last season’s second round without Russell Westbrook.  Mike Conley outplayed the Thunder standout last night with 19 points, seven rebounds, 12 assists and a $ 24.0 million Total Player Value.   That enabled the Grizzlies to even the series at 1-all, with the results for the first two games listed above.

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Tonight’s Preview

  • Getting late early for troubled Pacers

    ATLANTA ( 1 )  AT  INDIANA ( 0 )

    The Indiana Pacer meltdown that began in late January shows no sign of ending.  After losing a 101-93 opener to Atlanta, the East’s beleagured top-seed faces its most important game of the season tonight.  Paul George may be asked to cool off the red-hot Jeff Teague.

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News

  • TPV on target with all three All-Star snubs

    When All-Star reserve selections were announced, Total Player Value named three disagreements among the 14 backups.  They were Al Jefferson, Kyle Lowry, and Tim Duncan.  If the vote among head coaches were retaken now, all three would likely be chosen.

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  • Jackson and Knicks eye 2015 free agent market

    The hiring of Phil Jackson represents a major coup for the New York Knicks, now 40 years without an NBA title.  If there is going to be an end to the drought, it will likely be a product of Jackson’s ability to attract upper-tier free agents beginning in 2015.

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  • West has 12 of top 15 rated All-Star selections

    Anthony Davis was a replacement selection to the West All-Stars due to a Kobe Bryant injury.  The level of play between the two conferences has created a situation where this last-minute addition has a higher Total Player Value rating than nine of the 12 East players.

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  • Surging Lowry highlights All-Star snubs

    Kyle Lowry has never remotely approached All-Star level play prior to this season.  While he has not been chosen for the mid-season showcase, Total Player Value projects him as worthy of a starting role based on results thru the selection of reserves.

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TPV Special Feature

  • Miami story reminiscent of earlier Lakers’ saga

    During the past few months, the Miami Heat have become the focus of the most intense spotlight that any sports team has experienced in recent memory.  Nevertheless, there was a relatively similar situation in NBA history, in an era with fewer publicity outlets.

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MINI CHARTS

TOP 20 PLAYERS REG SEASON

NO PLAYER TEAM TPV VALUE
1 Kevin Durant OKC $ 30.5
2 LeBron James MIA $ 28.5
3 LaMarcus Aldridge POR $ 21.0
4 Blake Griffin MIN $ 20.0
5 Kevin Love LAC $ 20.0

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TOP 20 PLAYERS POST SEASON

NO PLAYER TEAM TPV VALUE
1 LaMarcus Aldridge POR $ 45.0
2 Nene Hilario WAS $ 37.0
3 Jeff Teague ATL $ 32.5
4 Tony Parker SAS $ 31.0
5 Paul Millsap ATL $ 30.5

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