NBA Value Meter: K-Mart Special

NBA Value Meter: K-Mart Special

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

NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 23

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.

Week 23: March 28 - April 3

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: BOS, CHA, CHI, CLE, DAL, HOU, IND, MIA, MIL, NJ, OKC, ORL, PHI, PHO, POR, SAS, SAC, WAS
Three Games: ATL, DEN, DET, GSW, LAC, LAL, MEM, MIN, NO, NYK, TOR, UTA
Two Games: NONE
One Game: NONE
= new to Value Meter
Point Guards
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4 Averaging 28.8 points, 8.8 assists, 2.0 threes and 9.6 free throws made over last five games.
2 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
3 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 6.6
NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 23

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.

Week 23: March 28 - April 3

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

Point Guards
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4 Averaging 28.8 points, 8.8 assists, 2.0 threes and 9.6 free throws made over last five games.
2 Russell Westbrook [PG,SG] OKC 4
3 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 6.6 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.2 threes over last five games.
4 John Wall [PG] WAS 4
5 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 4
6 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
7 Kyle Lowry [PG,SG] HOU 4
8 Chris Paul [PG] NO 3
9 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
10 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 6.6 assists, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 threes over last five games.
11 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 4
12 Darren Collison [PG] IND 4
13 Andre Miller [PG] POR 4
14 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 4
15 Stephen Curry [PG,SG] GSW 3
16 Chauncey Billups [PG] NYK 3
17 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG,SG] MEM 3
18 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 3
19 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 3
20 Baron Davis * [PG] CLE 4 Back in action (back spasms).
21 Beno Udrih [PG,SG] SAC 4 Minutes and production could decrease with Tyreke Evans (foot) back.
22 Tyreke Evans * [PG,SG] SAC 4 Back in action (foot).
23 Jordan Farmar [PG,SG] NJ 4
24 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4
25 Deron Williams * [PG] NJ 4 Day-to-day (wrist). Could return on Wednesday.
26 Mike Bibby [PG] MIA 4
27 Ty Lawson [PG] DEN 3
28 Kirk Hinrich [PG,SG] ATL 3
29 Aaron Brooks [PG,SG] PHO 4
30 Rodrique Beaubois [PG,SG] DAL 4
31 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 3
32 Toney Douglas [PG,SG] NYK 3 Value goes up if move to starting lineup is permanent. Started last game at point guard pushing Landry Fields to the bench.
33 Raymond Felton [PG,SG] DEN 3
34 Jameer Nelson * [PG,SG] ORL 4 Day-to-day (knee).
35 Devin Harris * [PG,SG] UTA 3 Day-to-day (hamstring).

Shooting Guards
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 4
2 Kevin Martin [SG] HOU 4 Averaging 27.4 points and 2.8 threes (47% from the field, 91% from the line) over last five games.
3 Kobe Bryant [SG] LAL 3 Averaging 39.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.5 assists over last two games.
4 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4
5 Manu Ginobili [SG] SAS 4
6 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 4
7 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 4
8 John Salmons [SG,SF] MIL 4
9 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
10 Ray Allen [SG] BOS 4
11 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 3
12 Eric Gordon [SG] LAC 3
13 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4 Averaging 18.6 points, 2.4 threes and 1.4 steals in 24 minutes over last five games.
14 Anthony Morrow [SG,SF] NJ 4
15 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 4
16 James Harden [SG] OKC 4
17 Jordan Crawford [PG,SG] WAS 4 Averaging 20.4 points over last five games, but minutes should go down with Nick Young (knee) back.
18 Nick Young * [SG] WAS 4 Back in action (knee).
19 Vince Carter * [SG] PHO 4 Day-to-day (flu).
20 George Hill [PG,SG] SAS 4
21 Sasha Vujacic [PG,SG] NJ 4
22 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
23 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 3
24 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 3
25 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 3
26 J.R. Smith [SG] DEN 3
27 Leandro Barbosa [PG,SG] TOR 3
28 Brandon Rush [SG] IND 4
29 Paul George [SG] IND 4
30 Brandon Roy [SG] POR 4
31 Landry Fields [SG] NYK 3 Value goes down if move to reserve role is permanent.
32 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3
33 Jamal Crawford [PG,SG] ATL 3 Could see bump in minutes if Joe Johnson (thumb) misses time this week.
34 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 3
35 Joe Johnson * [SG] ATL 3 Day-to-day (thumb).

Small Forwards
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1 LeBron James [SF] MIA 4
2 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 4
3 Danny Granger [SF] IND 4
4 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4 Averaging 23.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 5.2 threes over last five games.
5 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 4 Averaging 15.6 points, 7.8 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 2.8 threes over last five games.
6 Luol Deng [SG,SF] CHI 4
7 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4
8 Stephen Jackson * [SG,SF] CHA 4 Back in action (hamstring).
9 Andre Iguodala * [SG,SF] PHI 4 Day-to-day (Achilles).
10 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 4
11 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
12 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 4
13 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 3
14 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 3
15 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 3
16 Danilo Gallinari [SF] DEN 3
17 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 4 Starting at shooting guard over Vince Carter on Sunday. Value goes up if move is permanent.
18 Grant Hill [SG,SF] PHO 4
19 Chase Budinger [SG,SF] HOU 4 Day-to-day (ankle). Expected back this week.
20 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
21 Gerald Henderson [SG,SF] CHA 4
22 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 4
23 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4
24 Rudy Fernandez [SG,SF] POR 4
25 Mike Miller [SG,SF] MIA 4
26 Peja Stojakovic [SG,SF] DAL 4
27 Richard Hamilton [SG,SF] DET 3 Averaging 21.3 points and 4.0 assists in 35 minutes over last three games.
28 Wilson Chandler * [SF,PF] DEN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
29 Trevor Ariza [SF] NO 3
30 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3
31 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3
32 Wesley Johnson [SF] MIN 3
33 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 3
34 Shawne Williams [SF,PF] NYK 3
35 Andrei Kirilenko * [SG,SF] UTA 3 Day-to-day (back).

Power Forwards
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1 Dirk Nowitzki [PF] DAL 4
2 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 4
3 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 4
4 Kris Humphries [PF] NJ 4 Averaging 14.2 points, 13.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
5 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4
6 Chris Bosh [PF,C] MIA 4
7 Elton Brand [PF] PHI 4
8 Carlos Boozer [PF] CHI 4
9 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
10 Josh Smith [SF,PF] ATL 3
11 Pau Gasol [PF,C] LAL 3
12 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 3
13 Zach Randolph [PF] MEM 3
14 David Lee [PF] GSW 3
15 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 3
16 Anthony Randolph [SF,PF] MIN 3 Averaging 27.5 points and 13.0 rebound over last two games but minutes could decrease if Kevin Love (groin) returns this week.
17 Kevin Love * [PF,C] MIN 3 Day-to-day (groin).
18 Tyler Hansbrough [PF] IND 4
19 Boris Diaw [SF,PF] CHA 4
20 Brandon Bass [SF,PF] ORL 4
21 Glen Davis [PF] BOS 4
22 Jeff Green [SF,PF] BOS 4
23 Kenyon Martin [PF] DEN 3
24 Lamar Odom [PF] LAL 3
25 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3
26 Carl Landry [SF,PF] NO 3 Could be nice source for points and rebounds with David West (knee) out for the season.
27 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
28 Trevor Booker * [PF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (foot).
29 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 4
30 Yi Jianlian [PF] WAS 4 Averaging 10.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 34 minutes over last five games.
31 Al Harrington [SF,PF] DEN 3 Averaging 19.7 points and 2.7 threes over last three games.
32 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 3
33 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 3
34 Andray Blatche * [PF] WAS 4 Day-to-day (shoulder).
35 Tim Duncan * [PF,C] SAS 4 Day-to-day (ankle).
Centers
RankPlayerEligibleTeamGamesComment
1 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 4
2 Andrew Bogut [C] MIL 4
3 J.J. Hickson [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 18.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last five games.
4 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
5 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
6 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 4
7 Samuel Dalembert [C] SAC 4 Averaging 15.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals over last five games.
8 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 4
9 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 4
10 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 4
11 Marcin Gortat * [C] PHO 4 Day-to-day (broken nose).
12 Al Jefferson [PF,C] UTA 3
13 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 3
14 Andrew Bynum [C] LAL 3
15 Al Horford [PF,C] ATL 3
16 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
17 Nene [PF,C] DEN 3
18 Emeka Okafor [PF,C] NO 3
19 Andrea Bargnani * [PF,C] TOR 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
20 Chuck Hayes [PF,C] HOU 4
21 Tyson Chandler [C] DAL 4
22 Darko Milicic [PF,C] MIN 3
23 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 4
24 Chris Kaman [C] LAC 3 Averaging 15.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
25 Nenad Krstic [C] BOS 4
26 Antonio McDyess [PF,C] SAS 4
27 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 4
28 Spencer Hawes [C] PHI 4
29 Kwame Brown [C] CHA 4
30 Marcus Camby [C] POR 4
31 Tiago Splitter [PF,C] SAS 4 Averaging 8.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals over last five games.
32 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 3 Averaging 9.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 30 minutes over last five games.
33 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 3
34 Robin Lopez [C] PHO 4
35 Brendan Haywood [C] DAL 4


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