NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Value Meter-Week 18
NBA Weekly Player Rankings: Value Meter-Week 18

This article is part of our NBA Weekly Player Rankings series.

THE VALUE METER
By Eric Johnson
RotoWire Staff Writer

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 18

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our player's projected output and number of games. It assumes an eight-category roto style league with the following categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, three-pointers made, free-throw percentage and field-goal percentage.

These are my rankings. They do not necessarily correspond with the RotoWire cheat sheet or our projections for the season. I use both as a rough guide, but I primarily factor in number of games played for the week, current player trends and pertinent information about the team (injuries, time share situations, etc). The Value Meter takes into account games played Monday through Saturday. We will try to update the meter with any breaking news that happens on Sunday, but in most cases, any injuries, lineup changes, etc. that happen on Sunday won't be accounted for on the Value Meter until the following week.

 

Five Games:NONE
Four Games:ATL, BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, DEN, DET, HOU, IND, LAC, LAL, MIN, NO, NYK, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAC, SAS, UTA
Three Games:GSW, MEM, MIA, MIL, NJ, OKC, TOR, WAS
Two Games:NONE
One Game:NONE
  = new to Value Meter

 

Point Guards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Chris PaulNO4 
2Deron WilliamsUTA4 
3Nate RobinsonNYK4Scored 30 or more points in three of last four games. Averaging 28.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 3.2 threes over last five.
4Steve NashPHO4 
5Allen IversonDET4 
6Randy FoyeMIN4Stepped up his game with Jefferson out. Averaging 23.3 points and 2.0 threes over last five games.
7Chauncey BillupsDEN4 
8Mike BibbyATL4 
9Rajon RondoBOS4 
10Jason KiddDAL4 
11Tony ParkerSAS4 
12Andre MillerPHI4 
13Raymond FeltonCHA4 
14Maurice WilliamsCLE4 
15Baron Davis *LAC4Day-to-day (toe)
16T.J. FordIND4 
17Derrick RoseCHI4 
18Chris DuhonNYK4 
19Devin HarrisNJ3 
20Jose CalderonTOR3 
21Russell WestbrookOKC3Averaging 20.0 points, 6.6 assists and 7.4 rebounds over last five games.
22Mike Conley, Jr. MEM3Averaging 15.0 points, 6.4 assists and 5.8 rebounds over last five games.
23Aaron BrooksHOU4Lowry could threaten playing time down the road, but solid start this week.
24Jarrett JackIND4 
25Beno UdrihSAC4 
26Jamal CrawfordGSW3 
27Rafer AlstonORL4 
28Steve BlakePOR4 
29Sebastian TelfairMIN4 
30Rodney StuckeyDET4Continues to struggle as Iverson takes over the offense. Only averaging 8.2 points and 3.2 assists in 32 minutes over last five games.
31Luke RidnourMIL3 
32Ramon SessionsMIL3Return of Ridnour (thumb) and subsequent move to shooting guard hurt value.
33D.J. AugustinCHA4 
34Derek FisherLAL4 
35Kirk HinrichCHI4 

 

Shooting Guards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Kobe BryantLAL4 
2Kevin MartinSAC4 
3Joe JohnsonATL4 
4Brandon RoyPOR4 
5Leandro Barbosa PHO4Big bump in value with move to starting lineup.
6Jason Richardson PHO4 
7Ben GordonCHI4 
8Dwyane WadeMIA3 
9Ray AllenBOS4Will have to more with Garnett (knee) out.
10Peja Stojakovic NO4 
11Richard HamiltonDET4 
12Marquis DanielsIND4Will have to do more with Granger and Dunleavy out. Averaging 15.3 points and 5.0 rebounds as starter.
13Vince CarterNJ3 
14O.J. MayoMEM3 
15Eric GordonLAC4 
16Roger MasonSAS4Should continue to good source for 3's and points with Ginobili (ankle) out.
17Raja BellCHA4 
18Rasual ButlerNO4 
19J.R. SmithDEN4 
20Louis WilliamsPHI4 
21Rudy FernandezPOR4 
22Monta EllisGSW3 
23Charlie BellMIL3 
24Anthony ParkerTOR3 
25CJ MilesUTA4 
26Mickael PietrusORL4 
27Michael FinleySAS4 
28Linas KleizaDEN4 
29Ricky DavisLAC4 
30Antoine WrightDAL4 
31Courtney LeeORL4 
32Delonte West *CLE4Should return to action this week (wrist).
33Larry HughesNYK4Could slide into starting shooting guard position once acclimated to Knicks offense.
34Daniel GibsonCLE4 
35Jason KaponoTOR3 

 

Small Forwards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1LeBron JamesCLE4 
2Paul PierceBOS4Will have to do more with Garnett (knee) out.
3Gerald WallaceCHA4 
4Josh SmithATL4 
5Ron ArtestHOU4 
6Hedo Turkoglu ORL4 
7Andre IguodalaPHI4 
8Rashard LewisORL4 
9Luol DengCHI4 
10Carmelo Anthony *DEN4Day-to-day (knee)
10Josh HowardDAL4 
11Kevin DurantOKC3 
12Richard JeffersonMIL3Averaging 27.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.6 threes over last five games.
13Stephen JacksonGSW3 
14Caron ButlerWAS3 
15Ryan GomesMIN4 
16Mike MillerMIN4Starting to turn things around after disappointing season. Averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.8 assists over last five games.
17Francisco GarciaSAC4Impressive all-around game includes averaging 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals over last five games.
18Ronnie BrewerUTA4 
19Wilson ChandlerNYK4 
20Andrei KirilenkoUTA4 
21Rudy GayMEM3 
22Corey MaggetteGSW3 
23Marvin WilliamsATL4 
24Al Thornton *LAC4Day-to-day (foot)
25John SalmonsCHI4Sixth man role with Chicago could hurt production.
26Tayshaun PrinceDET4 
27Matt BarnesPHO4 
28Grant HillPHO4 
29James PoseyNO4 
30Shane BattierHOU4 
31Andres NocioniSAC430 minutes played and scored 10 points off the bench in first game with the Kings. Should see solid minutes at SF and PF going forward.
32Trevor ArizaLAL4 
33Luke WaltonLAL4 
34Steve NovakLAC4 
35Dominic McGuireWAS3 

 

Power Forwards
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Tim DuncanSAS4 
2Dirk NowitzkiDAL4 
3Lamar OdomLAL4 
4David WestNO4 
5Emeka OkaforCHA4 
6Zach RandolphLAC4 
7Tyrus ThomasCHI4Averaging 16.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
8David LeeNYK4 
9Boris DiawCHA4 
10Al HarringtonNYK4 
11Chris BoshTOR3 
12Antawn JamisonWAS3 
13Rasheed WallaceDET4 
14Paul MillsapUTA4Imminent return of Boozer could mean decreased minutes and production.
15Luis ScolaHOU4Recorded three straight double-doubles. Averaging 14.4 points and 10.2 rebounds over last five games.
16Antonio McDyessDET4Posted three straight double-doubles. Averaging 15.3 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks during this stretch.
17Kevin LoveMIN4 
18Charlie VillanuevaMIL3 
19Andrea BargnaniTOR3 
20Shawn MarionTOR3 
21Jeff GreenOKC3 
22Carlos Boozer *UTA4Hopes to return this week (knee).
23Jason ThompsonSAC4 
24Thaddeus YoungPHI4 
25Travis OutlawPOR4 
26Vladimir Radmonovic CHA4 
27Kenyon Martin *DEN4Day-to-day (back)
28Udonis HaslemMIA3 
29Glen DavisBOS4Should see bump in minutes with Garnett out.
30Chris WilcoxNYK4 
31Brandon BassDAL4 
32Michael BeasleyMIA3 
33Hakim WarrickMEM3 
34Luc Mbah a MouteMIL3 
35Anthony RandolphGSW3 

 

Centers
RankPlayerTeamGamesComment
1Pau GasolLAL4 
2Yao MingHOU4 
3Dwight HowardORL4Averaging 23.2 points, 14.8 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 1.6 steals over last five games.
4Troy MurphyIND4 
5Mehmet OkurUTA4 
6LaMarcus AldridgePOR4 
7Zydrunas IlgauskasCLE4 
8Shaquille O'NealPHO4 
9Al HorfordATL4 
10Nene DEN4 
11Spencer HawesSAC4 
12Kendrick PerkinsBOS4 
13Samuel DalembertPHI4 
14Joel PrzybillaPOR4Should continue to be solid source of boards and blocks with Oden (knee) out. Averaging 8.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks as a starter.
15Marcus Camby *LAC4Day-to-day (ear)
16Brook LopezNJ3 
17Jermaine O'NealMIA3 
18Matt BonnerSAS4 
19Erick DampierDAL4 
20Joakim NoahCHI4 
21Brad MillerCHI4 
22Tyson Chandler *NO4Day-to-day (ankle)
23Anderson VarejaoCLE4 
24Ben WallaceCLE4 
25Marc GasolMEM3 
26Andris Biedrins *GSW3Day-to-day (ankle)
27Ronny TuriafGSW3 
28Nenad KrsticOKC3Starting at center but still in timeshare with Collison.
29Nick CollisonOKC3 
30Marreese SpeightsPHI4 
31Chris AndersonDEN4 
32Andray BlatcheWAS3 
33Francisco ElsonMIL3 
34JaVale McGeeWAS3 
35Greg Oden *POR4Day-to-day (knee)

Article first appeared on 2/22/09

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