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NBA Weekly Player Rankings: NBA Value Meter-Week 24

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

THE VALUE METER
By Eric Johnson
RotoWire Staff Writer

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 24

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: BOS, CHI, DAL, DEN, DET, LAL, MIL, MIN, NO, SEA
Three Games: ATL, CHA, CLE, GSW, HOU, IND, LAC, MEM, MIA, NJ, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, TOR, UTA, WAS
Two Games: NONE
One Game: NONE
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Point Guards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul NO 4  
2 Allen Iverson DEN 4  
3 Jason Kidd DAL 4  
4 Baron Davis GSW 3  
5 Deron Williams UTA 3  
6 Steve Nash PHO 3  
7 Chauncey Billups DET 4 Could see decreased minutes with playoff spot locked in.
8 Maurice Williams MIL 4 Only averaging 10.2 points and 5.4 assists in 24.8 minutes over last five games.
9 Kirk Hinrich CHI 4  
10 Rajon Rondo BOS 4  
11 Delonte West SEA 4 Averaging 12.4 points, 6.0 assists and 1.8 steals over last five games.
12 Andre Miller PHI 3  
13 Tony Parker SAS 3  
14 Monta Ellis GSW 3  
15 Mike Bibby ATL 3  
16 Earl Watson SEA 4  
17 Randy Foye MIN 4  
18 Chris Quinn MIA 3 Averaging 16.4 points, 7.6 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games.
19 Raymond Felton CHA 3  
20 Devin Harris NJ 3  
21 T.J. Ford TOR 3  
22 Anthony Carter DEN 4  
23 Steve Blake POR 3  
24 Jose Calderon TOR 3  
25 Derek Fisher LAL 4  
26 Jameer Nelson ORL 3  
27 Jarrett Jack POR 3  
28 Gilbert Arenas * WAS 3 Day-to day (knee)
29 Brevin Knight LAC 3  
30 Rafer Alston * HOU 3 Day-to day (hamstring)

Shooting Guards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Kobe Bryant LAL 4  
2 Michael Redd MIL 4  
3 Tracy McGrady HOU 3 Averaging 25.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists over last five games.
4 Joe Johnson ATL 3  
5 Vince Carter NJ 3  
6 Jason Richardson CHA 3  
7 Kevin Martin SAC 3 Will have to do more with Artest (thumb) and Miller (leg) out.
8 Rudy Gay MEM 3  
9 Jamal Crawford NYK 3  
10 Manu Ginobili SAS 3  
11 Mike Dunleavy IND 3  
12 Peja Stojakovic NO 4  
13 Ben Gordon CHI 4  
14 Ray Allen BOS 4 Minutes could be cut to rest up for playoffs.
15 Jason Terry DAL 4  
16 J.R. Smith DEN 4  
17 Larry Hughes CHI 4  
18 Brandon Roy * POR 3 Hopes to return this week (groin)
19 Ricky Davis MIA 3  
20 Grant Hill PHO 3  
21 Leandro Barbosa PHO 3  
22 Anthony Parker TOR 3  
23 Nate Robinson NYK 3  
24 Rashad McCants MIN 4  
25 Richard Hamilton * DET 4 Day-to-day (hip)
26 DeShawn Stevenson WAS 3  
27 Josh Childress ATL 3  
28 Cuttino Mobley LAC 3  
29 Raja Bell PHO 3  
30 Kelenna Azubuike GSW 3  

Small Forwards
Rank Player Team Games
1 Carmelo Anthony DEN 4  
2 Josh Howard DAL 4  
3 Paul Pierce BOS 4  
4 LeBron James * CLE 3 Day-to-day (back spasms). Could see reduced minutes this week to get rest for the playoffs.
5 Luol Deng CHI 4  
6 Caron Butler WAS 3  
7 Josh Smith ATL 3  
8 Corey Maggette LAC 3  
9 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3  
10 Andre Iguodala PHI 3  
11 Kevin Durant SEA 4  
12 Ryan Gomes MIN 4  
13 Richard Jefferson NJ 3  
14 Rashard Lewis ORL 3  
15 Mike Miller MEM 3  
16 Danny Granger IND 3  
17 Stephen Jackson GSW 3 Shooting 31.3% from the field (21-for-67) over last five games.
18 Ron Artest * SAC 3 Day-to-day (thumb)
19 Tayshaun Prince DET 4  
20 Marko Jaric MIN 4  
21 Andres Nocioni CHI 4  
22 Al Thornton LAC 3  
23 Andrei Kirilenko UTA 3  
24 Jamario Moon TOR 3  
25 Marvin Williams ATL 3  
26 Desmond Mason MIL 4  
27 Shane Battier HOU 3  
28 Francisco Garcia SAC 3  
29 John Salmons SAC 3  
30 Gerald Wallace * CHA 3 Day-to-day (groin)

Power Forwards
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Lamar Odom LAL 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists on 53.3% shooting from the field over last ten games.
2 David West NO 4  
3 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 4 Not 100% , but averaging 22.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in last two games since returning from injury.
4 Kevin Garnett BOS 4  
5 Carlos Boozer UTA 3  
6 Tim Duncan SAS 3  
7 Chris Bosh TOR 3  
8 Charlie Villanueva MIL 4 Should see bump in minutes and production with Yi (knee) out for the year.
9 Rasheed Wallace DET 4  
10 Kenyon Martin DEN 4  
11 Zach Randolph NYK 3  
12 Emeka Okafor CHA 3  
13 Antawn Jamison * WAS 3 Day-to-day (shoulder)
14 Al Horford ATL 3  
15 David Lee NYK 3  
16 Antonio McDyess DET 4  
17 Elton Brand LAC 3  
18 Jermaine O'Neal IND 3  
19 Leon Powe BOS 4 Averaging 14.2 points and 8.8 rebounds over last five games.
20 Travis Outlaw POR 3  
21 Luis Scola HOU 3  
22 Hakim Warrick MEM 3  
23 Jeff Green SEA 4  
24 Tyrus Thomas CHI 4  
25 Boris Diaw PHO 3  
26 Al Harrington GSW 3  
27 Mikki Moore SAC 3  
28 Josh Powell LAC 3  
29 Paul Millsap UTA 3  
30 Joe Smith CLE 3  

Centers
Rank Player Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson MIN 4  
2 Marcus Camby DEN 4  
3 Pau Gasol LAL 4 \
4 Andrew Bogut MIL 4 Averaging 21.6 points and 13.0 rebounds over last three games.
5 Tyson Chandler NO 4  
6 Amare Stoudemire PHO 3  
7 Dwight Howard ORL 3  
8 Erick Dampier DAL 4  
9 Samuel Dalembert PHI 3  
10 Mehmet Okur UTA 3  
11 LaMarcus Aldridge POR 3  
12 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 3  
13 Shaquille O'Neal PHO 3  
14 Nick Collison SEA 4  
15 Rasho Nesterovic TOR 3 Averaging 22.0 points and 9.3 rebounds over last three games.
16 Brendan Haywood WAS 3 Averaging 16.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks over last three games.
17 Andris Biedrins GSW 3  
18 Troy Murphy IND 3  
19 Joakim Noah CHI 4  
20 Kendrick Perkins BOS 4  
21 Brad Miller * SAC 3 Day-to-day (leg)
22 Johan Petro SEA 4  
23 Joel Przybilla POR 3  
24 Jeff Foster IND 3  
25 Ben Wallace CLE 3  
26 Nazr Mohammed CHA 3  
27 Anderson Varejeo CLE 3  
28 Josh Boone * NJ 3 Day-to-day (knee)
29 Nenad Krstic * NJ 3 Day-to-day (back)
30 Kurt Thomas SAS 3  

Article first appeared on 4/6/08