WTF is Greg Smith? lol
PER is interesting. I find the guys at the top usually should be at the top, but after that the rankings get kind of wacky.
The NBA PER rankings are a little different than what you got. They have: http://www.nba.com/statistics/player...xp=-1&splitDD=
3. David Lee
6. Tim Duncan
PER is like every other stat, it has to be put in context. That, and I think there are different ways to do PER. The IBM award used to be award essentially to the guy who leaded the league in PER, though their equation was very different than the one for PER now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Award
Every stat can be helpful and every stat can be misleading when not put in context.
I mean, shouldn't it be obvious when a guy like Blatche is ahead of a guy like Anderson-V? Or Wade? Or Westbrook?
It's like PPS. Chandler ranks very high, but for obvious reasons, he is not superior to Jordan, even if he has a higher PPS.
Same with TS%, just because Chandler leads the league in TS% doesn't mean he is a better shooter than say Durant.
Every stat has to be put in context.