The City's Way Way Way Too Early MVP Award

This post serves two purposes. Actually, it serves just one real purpose, which is to point out where you can find the most current ezPM ratings (click on the link at the top of the page to jump to a Google Spreadsheet).


The other "purpose" of this post is just to have a bit of fun and present a list of the highest rated players so far through, what, 2 games or so. Maybe we can see who is starting off hot.

Top 25 Players According to ezPM (by WARP)

RANK NAME TEAM POS POSS GS WARP EZPM100 O100 D100 REB100
1 LeBron James MIA 3.03 75 1 0.53 19.60 12.33 3.16 4.11
2 James Harden OKC 2.39 120 0 0.51 10.43 6.71 1.16 2.56
3 Kevin Durant OKC 3.24 154 2 0.46 6.26 7.42 2.22 -3.37
4 Carmelo Anthony NYK 2.97 66 1 0.44 18.03 13.87 2.88 1.28
5 Manu Ginobili SAS 2.00 63 1 0.43 18.81 8.80 10.58 -0.58
6 Rajon Rondo BOS 1.00 79 1 0.43 14.11 8.32 4.89 0.90
7 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 3.20 119 2 0.39 7.29 5.22 0.42 1.66
8 Ty Lawson DEN 1.00 67 1 0.38 15.17 13.51 2.38 -0.72
9 Chris Paul LAC 1.00 73 1 0.37 13.19 10.82 4.20 -1.84
10 J.J. Redick ORL 2.00 97 0 0.37 9.00 9.38 -0.80 0.42
11 Andre Miller DEN 1.39 56 0 0.37 17.88 12.22 3.53 2.13
12 Ryan Anderson ORL 4.00 112 2 0.31 5.51 3.82 -0.80 2.50
13 Luol Deng CHI 3.00 73 1 0.31 10.18 2.95 3.55 3.68
14 Kevin Love MIN 4.25 83 1 0.30 8.25 3.20 0.28 4.78
15 Caron Butler LAC 3.03 70 1 0.29 9.87 2.26 7.38 0.22
16 Danilo Gallinari DEN 3.21 56 1 0.28 12.87 5.60 4.96 2.31
17 Rodney Stuckey DET 1.31 59 1 0.27 11.69 7.06 3.14 1.50
18 Kemba Walker CHA 1.00 36 0 0.25 19.48 8.01 6.49 4.99
19 Ray Allen BOS 2.08 74 1 0.25 7.46 2.70 2.40 2.36
20 Thabo Sefolosha OKC 2.27 96 2 0.24 4.64 2.83 1.57 0.24
21 Shaun Livingston MIL 2.28 64 0 0.23 8.31 5.22 6.13 -3.04
22 Amare Stoudemire NYK 4.01 69 1 0.23 7.42 9.22 3.24 -5.03
23 Derrick Rose CHI 1.00 67 1 0.22 7.41 8.18 0.75 -1.52
24 Andris Biedrins GSW 5.00 38 1 0.22 15.44 8.20 5.16 2.08
25 Roy Hibbert IND 5.00 61 1 0.22 8.31 4.86 0.56 2.88

Keep in mind that I can only update as frequently as basketball-value updates their play-by-play data. So, for example, even though LeBron has played two games, he shows up here as having played one. Still, an interesting, if way too early list. At the very least, while you're waiting for 2012 RAPM ratings to shake off the cobwebs of small sample size, you might check in with ezPM every once in a while for a sanity check on the MVP race.

2 thoughts on “The City's Way Way Way Too Early MVP Award”

  1. Are you saying Nowitzki, Kidd, Haywood, Odom, Marion and Terry are not the worst players in the league? ;)
    We're rather dependant on bbv, it seems. Maybe I'll start my ESPN crawler/parser one of these days

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