FanPost

Ranking NBA Starters

Giant Table Alert!

This is somewhat of an extension of some of my previous fanposts. I started looking at all of the starters for the upcoming season (as projected by ESPN), and figured I'd go through and rank them. I wanted to start my rankings with some all-in-one stats so I used each players' 2013 Simple Ratings, PER, and WS/48 (or 2012 if that player had fewer than 30 games last season). For each position I organized the table based on PER, then started moving players based on my perceptions. That table is below.

Mostly I wanted to see where I would put our guys. Granted, I don't follow a lot of other teams, so a good chunk of my rankings are pretty uninformed and in those cases I tried to go off of the numbers. The comments are just for players with numbers that are significantly better than their ranking. Also, I just don't like some players so they are ranked lower than others would have them. (i.e. I don't really like Dwight Howard or his game, so he's lower than most people would put him)

Anyway, let me know what you think. Let me know why you disagree with some of my rankings, and I'll let you know why I put people where I did.

Rank

Name

Age

Simple

PER

WS/48

PER Rank

Comments

Rank

Name

Age

Simple

PER

WS/48

PER Rank

Comments

1

Chris Paul

27

10.1

26.4

0.287

1


1

James Harden

23

6.6

23.0

0.206

2


2

Tony Parker

30

9.4

23.0

0.206

4


2

Paul George

22

7.0

16.8

0.145

5


3

Russell Westbrook

24

8.1

23.9

0.195

2

dropped for injury

3

Dwyane Wade

31

12.2

24.0

0.192

1

dropped for age/injuries

4

Derrick Rose*

23

10.4

23.0

0.211

3

dropped for injury

4

Kobe Bryant

34

8.5

23.0

0.174

3

dropped for age/injury

5

Kyrie Irving

20

3.3

21.4

0.125

5


5

Eric Bledsoe

23

1.7

17.5

0.115

4


6

Stephen Curry

24

5.3

21.3

0.180

6


6

Kevin Martin

29

2.6

16.0

0.157

9


7

Deron Williams

28

4.3

20.3

0.184

8


7

Jimmy Butler

23

4.4

15.2

0.158

12


8

John Wall

22

3.3

20.8

0.134

7


8

Gerald Henderson

25

0.8

16.4

0.073

7


9

Kemba Walker

22

3.7

18.8

0.080

10


9

Monta Ellis

27

3.6

16.2

0.071

8


10

Mike Conley

25

8.5

18.3

0.172

11


10

Louis Williams

26

1.2

15.9

0.103

10


11

Rajon Rondo

26

1.7

18.1

0.108

12


11

Thabo Sefolosha

28

1.5

12.8

0.146

24


12

Jose Calderon^

31

0.0

18.8

0.165

9


12

Eric Gordon

24

2.2

15.4

0.042

11


13

George Hill

26

5.7

16.6

0.177

18


13

Arron Afflalo

27

-0.1

13.0

0.042

23


14

Ty Lawson

25

2.2

17.9

0.141

13


14

DeMar DeRozan

23

1.6

14.7

0.075

13


15

Kyle Lowry

26

2.3

17.5

0.133

14


15

J.J. Redick

28

1.4

14.7

0.091

14


16

Goran Dragic

26

1.8

17.5

0.106

15


16

Wesley Matthews

26

1.0

14.1

0.093

15


17

Jeff Teague

24

0.4

16.8

0.111

16


17

Klay Thompson

22

0.4

12.7

0.070

25


18

Jrue Holiday

22

2.0

16.7

0.055

17


18

Joe Johnson

31

4.5

14.1

0.092

16


19

Ricky Rubio

22

-0.7

16.2

0.085

21


19

Danny Green

25

1.5

14.1

0.128

17


20

Damian Lillard

22

3.6

16.4

0.088

19


20

O.J. Mayo

25

-1.7

13.9

0.069

18


21

Greivis Vasquez

26

-0.3

16.3

0.067

20


21

Tony Allen

31

2.1

13.2

0.115

22


22

Steve Nash

38

-0.5

16.0

0.127

23


22

Evan Fournier

20

-3.6

13.8

0.115

19


23

Brandon Jennings

23

-4.1

16.1

0.096

22


23

Alec Burks

21

-0.4

11.5

0.044

28


24

Raymond Felton

28

-1.1

15.2

0.087

24


24

Chauncey Billups**

36

1.5

16.7

0.145

6

dropped for age/injuries

25

Jeremy Lin

24

-2.2

14.9

0.099

25


25

Dion Waiters

21

-1.4

13.7

0.026

20


26

Jameer Nelson

30

-0.8

14.4

0.050

26


26

Bradley Beal

19

-1.0

13.6

0.082

21


27

Trey Burke

20

0.0

0.0

0.000

30


27

Iman Shumpert

22

-3.8

11.7

0.094

27


28

Michael Carter-Williams

21

0.0

0.0

0.000

29


28

Ben McLemore

20

0.0

0.0

0.000

30


29

Mario Chalmers

26

1.4

13.3

0.120

27


29

Jason Richardson

32

0.3

12.6

0.070

26


30

Luke Ridnour

31

-2.7

13.0

0.084

28


30

Avery Bradley

22

-4.0

8.8

0.012

29


Rank

Name

Age

Simple

PER

WS/48

PER Rank

Comments

Rank

Name

Age

Simple

PER

WS/48

PER Rank

Comments

1

LeBron James

28

18.6

31.6

0.322

1


1

Kevin Love*

24

9.8

25.4

0.223

1


2

Kevin Durant

24

15.8

28.3

0.291

2


2

Blake Griffin

23

5.6

22.4

0.196

3


3

Carmelo Anthony

28

9.3

24.8

0.184

3


3

Tim Duncan

36

10.6

24.4

0.191

2

dropped for age

4

Josh Smith

27

3.6

17.7

0.075

9


4

LaMarcus Aldridge

27

6.0

20.4

0.124

5


5

Kawhi Leonard

21

5.7

16.4

0.166

12


5

Paul Millsap

27

2.6

19.8

0.154

7


6

Gordon Hayward

22

5.3

16.8

0.123

10


6

David West

32

9.1

20.1

0.179

6


7

Nicolas Batum

24

4.0

15.7

0.099

14


7

Dirk Nowitzki

34

4.3

19.8

0.145

8


8

Danny Granger*

29

7.9

18.6

0.155

5

dropped for injury

8

Anthony Davis

19

2.7

21.7

0.159

4

dropped for inexperience

9

Tyreke Evans

23

2.5

18.1

0.105

7


9

Greg Monroe

22

1.4

19.5

0.105

9


10

Paul Pierce

35

6.0

19.1

0.135

4

dropped for age

10

David Lee

29

4.5

19.2

0.150

11


11

Chandler Parsons

24

0.5

15.3

0.121

16


11

Serge Ibaka

23

4.6

19.4

0.181

10


12

Ersan Ilyasova

25

0.1

18.3

0.159

6

dropped for Simple Rtg

12

Zach Randolph

31

4.0

17.9

0.145

16


13

Andre Iguodala

29

4.5

15.2

0.097

17


13

Derrick Favors

21

1.1

17.5

0.117

17


14

Danilo Gallinari

24

2.9

16.7

0.151

11


14

Kevin Garnett

36

5.6

19.2

0.133

12


15

Luol Deng

27

1.7

15.1

0.105

18


15

Kenneth Faried

23

2.4

18.5

0.167

13


16

Tobias Harris

20

-0.4

16.0

0.089

13


16

Pau Gasol

32

1.9

16.7

0.107

21


17

Shawn Marion

34

0.6

18.0

0.127

8

dropped for age

17

Thaddeus Young

24

4.6

18.2

0.136

14


18

Jeff Green

26

2.1

15.0

0.101

19


18

John Henson

22

0.0

18.2

0.109

15


19

Rudy Gay

26

4.2

15.6

0.072

15


19

Amir Johnson

25

5.5

17.3

0.151

18


20

Jared Dudley

27

2.4

14.9

0.106

20


20

Nenê Hilario

30

5.9

17.0

0.116

20


21

Chase Budinger*

24

0.4

14.9

0.111

21


21

Carlos Boozer

31

-1.6

17.1

0.108

19


22

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

19

0.7

14.0

0.051

22


22

Tristan Thompson

21

0.2

16.1

0.098

22


23

Kyle Korver

31

4.0

13.9

0.137

23


23

Glen Davis

27

2.7

15.0

0.035

23


24

Otto Porter Jr.

20

0.0

0.0

0.000

30


24

Omer Asik

26

1.9

14.9

0.108

24


25

Nick Young

27

0.2

13.3

0.079

24


25

Jason Thompson

26

-1.6

14.6

0.075

25


26

Caron Butler

32

-1.7

12.4

0.091

25


30

Cody Zeller

20

0.0

0.0

0.000

30


27

Earl Clark

25

-4.3

12.4

0.080

26


26

Markieff Morris

23

-8.1

12.6

0.044

26


28

Evan Turner

24

-2.3

12.1

0.035

27


27

Brandon Bass

27

-5.9

12.3

0.101

27


29

Tayshaun Prince

32

1.3

11.5

0.065

28


28

Andrea Bargnani

27

-5.2

11.2

0.007

28


30

Luc Mbah a Moute

26

-3.2

9.1

0.017

29


29

Udonis Haslem

32

-6.1

9.9

0.108

29


Rank

Name

Age

Simple

PER

WS/48

PER Rank

Comments









1

Marc Gasol

28

7.6

19.5

0.197

10










2

Al Horford

26

6.0

19.8

0.153

9










3

Dwight Howard

27

5.6

19.4

0.134

11










4

Brook Lopez

24

9.7

24.7

0.191

1










5

Andrew Bynum*

25

10.1

22.9

0.183

2

dropped for injury









6

Nikola Pekovic

27

5.0

20.2

0.163

6










7

Tyson Chandler

30

3.9

18.9

0.207

12










8

Andre Drummond

19

3.7

21.6

0.172

3

dropped for inexperience









9

Joakim Noah

27

3.9

18.1

0.145

17










10

Roy Hibbert

26

4.6

17.3

0.129

20










11

Al Jefferson

28

0.3

20.9

0.143

4

dropped for defense









12

Chris Bosh

28

4.8

20.0

0.175

8










13

JaVale McGee

25

1.9

20.7

0.163

5

dropped for Simple Rtg









14

DeMarcus Cousins

22

0.1

20.2

0.092

7

dropped for everything but PER









15

Robin Lopez

24

2.1

18.9

0.126

13










16

Tiago Splitter

28

5.1

18.7

0.197

14










17

Enes Kanter

20

6.5

17.6

0.101

19










18

Larry Sanders

24

2.7

18.7

0.149

15










19

Jonas Valanciunas

20

-2.5

15.6

0.127

26










20

Samuel Dalembert

31

-2.7

18.6

0.137

16










21

Nikola Vucevic

22

-0.5

17.8

0.106

18










22

Andrew Bogut

28

1.6

13.8

0.106

28










23

DeAndre Jordan

24

1.8

17.2

0.148

21










28

Marcin Gortat

28

1.9

15.4

0.086

27










24

Jason Smith

26

-0.2

16.8

0.095

22










30

Kelly Olynyk

22

0.0

0.0

0.000

30










25

Chris Kaman

30

-3.8

16.3

0.058

23










26

Spencer Hawes

24

-1.0

16.0

0.096

24










27

Emeka Okafor

30

1.5

15.8

0.104

25










29

Kendrick Perkins

28

-5.2

8.2

0.062

29



























^ Traded mid-season. Simple rating is the weighted sum of his two scores.











* Injured last season. Numbers are from '11-'12.











** Numbers are the averages of his last three seasons (21, 20, 22 games)











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