December 2016 Basketball Wiretap

NBA Efficiency Differential: Hornets Move Up To 8th

Dec 26, 2016 10:39 AM

The Golden State Warriors continue to rank first in Efficiency Differential at +12.8 points per 100 possessions, followed by the Toronto Raptors at +9.6, the Cleveland Cavaliers at +8.2 and the Los Angeles Clippers at +7.6.

The Charlotte Hornets moved up from 11th to 8th since last week at +2.2.

The Warriors, Spurs, Clippers and Jazz rank in the top-10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency.

Week 9 Rankings
1. Warriors: 12.8
2. Raptors: 9.6
3. Cavaliers: 8.2
4. Clippers: 7.6
5. Spurs: 7.1
6. Rockets: 6.9
7. Jazz: 4.2
8. Hornets: 2.2
9. Bucks: 2.1
10. Celtics: 1.9
11. Thunder: 1.9
12. Bulls: 0.7
13. Pistons: 0.3
14. Grizzlies: 0.2
15. Wizards: -1.7
16. Hawks: -1.9
17. Pacers: -1.9
18. Kings: -2.0
19. Nuggets: -2.2
20. Knicks: -2.4
21. Wolves: -2.7
22. Heat: -3.0
23. Blazers: -4.1
24. Pelicans: -4.1
25. Magic: -4.4
26. Mavericks: -6.1
27. Lakers: -6.1
28. Suns: -6.4
29. 76ers: -7.8
30. Nets: -8.3

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NBA Efficiency Differential: Raptors Move Up To No. 2

Dec 19, 2016 1:02 PM

The Golden State Warriors continue to rank first in Efficiency Differential at +12.8 points per 100 possessions while the Toronto Raptors now rank second at +9.6. The Raptors rank first in Offensive Efficiency at 117.8 ahead of the Warriors at 116.9. The Warriors rank fifth in defense at 104.1 points per 100 possessions allowed.

The Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets continue to comprise the rest of the top-5.

Week 8 Rankings
1. Warriors: 12.8
2. Raptors: 9.6
3. Clippers: 8.3
4. Cavaliers: 8.0
5. Rockets: 7.4
6. Spurs: 6.7
7. Jazz: 6.2
8. Pistons: 2.2
9. Bucks: 1.9
10. Celtics: 1.8
11. Hornets: 1.8
12. Bulls: 1.2
13. Thunder: 1.2
14. Grizzlies: -0.4
15. Wizards: -1.2
16. Pacers: -1.7
17. Hawks: -1.9
18. Nuggets: -2.1
19. Kings: -2.6
20. Wolves: -3.1
21. Knicks: -3.2
22. Heat: -3.3
23. Blazers: -3.5
24. Pelicans: -4.8
25. Magic: -5.4
26. Lakers: -6.2
27. Mavericks: -6.5
28. Suns: -6.6
29. Nets: -7.5
30. 76ers: -7.5

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NBA Efficiency Differential: Rockets Enter Top-5

Dec 12, 2016 11:47 AM

The Golden State Warriors continue to rank first in Efficiency Differential at +12.5 points per 100 possessions. 

The Houston Rockets have moved into the top-5 at +6.0 points per 100 possessions with their fourth ranked offense and better than expected 20th ranked defense.

Week 7 Rankings
1. Warriors: 11.9
2. Clippers: 9.5
3. Raptors: 8.7
4. Cavaliers: 8.1
5. Rockets: 6.0
6. Spurs: 6.0
7. Jazz: 5.5
8. Bulls: 3.3
9. Pistons: 3.2
10. Hornets: 2.9
11. Thunder: 2.4
12. Celtics: 1.6
13. Bucks: 1.5
14. Grizzlies: 0.5
15. Hawks: -1.5
16. Kings: -1.9
17. Wizards: -2.0
18. Knicks: -2.4
19. Blazers: -2.5
20. Nuggets: -2.5
21. Pacers: -2.7
22. Wolves: -3.5
23. Heat: -3.9
24. Pelicans: -4.3
25. Magic: -5.5
26. Lakers: -5.8
27. Suns: -6.3
28. 76ers: -7.7
29. Nets: -8.7
30. Mavericks: -8.9

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NBA Efficiency Differential: Raptors Jump From 8th To 3rd

Dec 5, 2016 12:47 PM

The Golden State Warriors still rank first in Efficiency Differential at +12.5 points per 100 possessions. The Cleveland Cavaliers dropped from third to fourth since last week with their mark going from +9.5 to +5.5. The Toronto Raptors jumped from eighth at +3.6 to third at +9.1 since last week.

The Utah Jazz entered the top-5 while the Chicago Bulls dropped from fifth to seventh.

Week 6 Rankings
1. Warriors: 12.5
2. Clippers: 9.9
3. Raptors: 9.1
4. Cavaliers: 5.5
5. Jazz: 5.2
6. Spurs: 5.1
7. Bulls: 4.2
8. Rockets: 3.9
9. Pistons: 3.3
10. Thunder: 2.5
11. Hornets: 2.0
12. Bucks: 1.9
13. Celtics: 0.9
14. Wolves: -0.9
15. Grizzlies: -0.9
16. Heat: -1.9
17. Pacers: -2.1
18. Hawks: -2.1
19. Knicks: -2.2
20. Blazers: -2.3
21. Kings: -2.6
22. Wizards: -2.9
23. Pelicans: -3.2
24. Nuggets: -3.2
25. Magic: -4.1
26. Lakers: -4.4
27. Suns: -6.6
28. Mavericks: -7.7
29. Nets: -8.6
30. 76ers: -10.0

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