December 10, 2013 Daily Roundup
DALLAS SACRAMENTO D Nowitzki $ 10.5 D Williams $ 28.0 M Ellis $ 7.0 D Cousins $ 23.5 B James $ 3.5 I Thomas $ 14.0
Amir Johnson had a career-game on Sunday, and said he was inspired by the Rudy Gay trade to Sacramento. Derrick Williams apparently had a similar reaction, with 31 points and five steals for a $ 28.0 million Total Player Value. With their new acquisition watching from the stands, the Kings began their new era with a bang. The above chart lists the top three rated players from each team.
December 10, 2013 Tonight's Preview
The Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers may be a virtual sure thing to meet in the Eastern Conference finals. Tonight represents Indiana’s first opportunity to make amends for a blowout loss in the seventh game a year ago. It also represents the new and improved Paul George’s first meeting with LeBron James.
December 9, 2013 News
Sacramento needed to make a move to shake up a mediocre team. So new owner Vivek Ranadive decided to overpay for Rudy Gay, especially since it did not cost him anything resembling a quality starter. The Kings essentially gave up four backup players for someone who might make a significant difference.
OKLAHOMA CITY PORTLAND K Durant $ 29.5 L Aldridge $ 57.0 R Westbrook $ 13.0 R Lopez $ 13.0 S Ibaka $ 8.5 M Batum $ 5.0
LaMarcus Aldridge showed Oklahoma City there is a serious challenge on the horizon. His 38 points, 13 rebounds and no turnovers led to a $ 57.0 million Total Player Value, the highest single game total by anyone this season. He also vaulted above Paul George and LeBron James to lead the league with a $ 28.5 million per game TPV rating. The above chart lists the top three rated players for each team in last night’s game.
The conventional wisdom said the Portland Trailblazers might upgrade from 33-49 to the .500 area. LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and their supporting cast had far different ideas. They are 15-3 heading into a home matchup with Oklahoma City tonight. It might be the most significant game of this regular season to date.
November 18, 2013 News
Gregg Popovich chose to let DeJuan Blair go to Dallas in the 2013 free agent market period, for the small price of $ 0.9 million for one year. After 10 games, the fifth-year backup is grading out as the top backup in the league, with a Total Player Value grade of $ 9.5 million.
When San Antonio won at Miami in the opener of the 2012-13 finals, LeBron James had an interesting explanation. He said he was fatigued from dealing with David West in the previous series. Total Player Value rates the Indiana forward as the top bargain in the 2013 free agent market, even at a $ 12.0 million annual price.
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TOP 20 PLAYERS REG SEASON
|1||Kevin Durant||OKC||$ 29.5|
|2||Paul George||IND||$ 28.0|
|3||LaMarcus Aldridge||POR||$ 27.0|
|4||LeBron James||MIA||$ 27.0|
|5||Chris Paul||LAC||$ 22.0|
TOP 10 ROOKIES REG SEASON
|1||Michael Carter-Williams||PHI||$ 8.5|
|2||Steven Adams||OKC||$ 4.5|
|3||Victor Oladipo||ORL||$ 4.0|
|4||Vitor Faverani||BOS||$ 3.0|
|5||Ben McLemore||SAC||$ 2.5|