PDA

View Full Version : NBA's Least Cost-Effective Players



haggis
03-20-2013, 12:36 PM
Here's the 10 least cost-effective stars who have played at least 40 games this season. As with Monday's piece, all data is from Basketball-Reference and current as of March 10. The caveats are that non-box score defense is undercounted and that I made no adjustments for anything. "Ringz" is not a category for which I gave a boost. We just take the production (using a modified version of Hollinger's PER), multiply by the league's average dollars per unit of production and compare it to actual salaries. And we come up with ...

1. Joe Johnson, Nets, worth $8.8 million, paid $19.7 million, deficit of $10.8 million

2. Kobe Bryant, Lakers, worth $17.3 million, paid $27.8 million, deficit of $10.5 million

3. Richard Jefferson, Warriors, worth $1.5 million, paid $10.5 million, deficit of $8.6 million

4. Kris Humphries, Nets, worth $3.4 million, paid $12 million, deficit of $8.6 million

5. Dwight Howard, Lakers, worth $10.9 million, paid $19.5 million, deficit of $8.6 million

6. Andris Biedrins, Warriors, worth $949,000, paid $9 million, deficit of $8 million

7. Carmelo Anthony, Knicks, worth $12.4 million, paid $20.4 million, deficit of $8 million

8. Stephen Jackson, Spurs, worth $2.2 million, paid $10 million, deficit of $7.8 million

9. Rudy Gay, Grizzlies/Raptors, worth $8.9 million, paid $16.4 million, deficit of $7.5 million

10. Ben Gordon, Bobcats, worth $5.1 million, paid $12.4 million, deficit of $7.2 million

http://www.sbnation.com/2013/3/19/4122694/nba-contract-value-overpaid-joe-johnson-kobe-bryant

JiffyMix88
03-20-2013, 12:43 PM
Is this saying they shouldn't be getting paid what they are?

PhillyFaninLA
03-20-2013, 12:44 PM
How is Andrew Bynum not on the list?

0 games 16. 9 mil or something like that

xabial
03-20-2013, 12:53 PM
How is Andrew Bynum not on the list?

0 games 16. 9 mil or something like that

LMAO deficit of $16.9 million

BigBlueCrew
03-20-2013, 12:54 PM
Poor Joe Johnson always makes the top of everyone's list. First Bill Simmons list now this one.

b@llhog24
03-20-2013, 12:56 PM
How is Andrew Bynum not on the list?

0 games 16. 9 mil or something like that

Read the article.

Knowledge
03-20-2013, 01:07 PM
This thread is more proof that PSD has a reading comprehension problem.

Allphakenny1
03-20-2013, 01:07 PM
As a Warriors fan I am excited that both Jefferson and Biedrins will be comming off the books after next season. That is roughly 20mil in expiring contracts from 2 players we are getting nothing out of. This fron office is a lot better than the last so hopefully they can make better use of that money in what is supposed to be a great free agent class.

FraziersKnicks
03-20-2013, 01:16 PM
I'd like to see a list of most cost-effective players.

Knowledge
03-20-2013, 01:21 PM
I'd like to see a list of most cost-effective players.

Ask and you shall recieve:


And yep: Chandler Parsons is the most cost-effective player in the NBA.

Through March 10, Parsons had cost $1,165 per unit of production. The average cost of a unit of production this season is $13,938. Based on that price, Parsons' production this season has been worth $10.6 million. He's making $888,000. So he's currently worth roughly $10 million more than he's being paid. That's huge. That's like a free All-Star, almost.

No. 2 on the list is another player who was taken in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft: the Kings' Isaiah Thomas. As of March 10, Isaiah had cost just $1,350 per unit of production. His production is worth $7.8 million; he's making $762,000. He basically pays for himself and Marcus Thornton's salary. (Somewhere, a Maloof's ears perk up.)


3. Greivis Vasquez, Hornets, $1,619/unit, worth $10.2 million, being paid $1.2 million

4. Brian Roberts, Hornets, $1,821/unit, worth $3.6 million, being paid $473,000

5. Kenneth Faried, Nuggets, $1,829/unit, worth $9.9 million, being paid $1.3 million

6. Lance Stephenson, Pacers, $2,089/unit, worth $5.8 million, being paid $870,000

7. Pablo Prigioni, Knicks, $2,183/unit, worth $2.5 million, being paid $473,000

8. Nate Robinson, Bulls, $2,187/unit, worth $6.1 million, being paid $1.1 million

9. Jeff Taylor, Bobcats, $2,218/unit, worth $2.6 million, being paid $575,000

10. Patrick Beverley, Rockets, $2,229/unit, worth $1.7 million, being paid $281,000

PhillyFaninLA
03-20-2013, 01:50 PM
Read the article.


Did not do that....first 5 words or so of the 2nd or 3rd paragraph address that....my bad

b@llhog24
03-20-2013, 02:10 PM
Did not do that....first 5 words or so of the 2nd or 3rd paragraph address that....my bad

Happens to the best of us.

Swashcuff
03-20-2013, 02:55 PM
No surprise the most cost effective are still on their rookie contracts and damn near everyone on the least cost effective are 8+ year vets already into their 3rd/4th contracts. They should have made a list of players who aren't in their rookie contracts.