December 2017 Basketball Wiretap

Net Rating: Raptors Close Gap On Warriors, Rockets

Dec 26, 2017 12:23 PM

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets continue to rank first and second in Net Rating at 9.9 and 9.6, though the Toronto Raptors are right behind them at 9.0.

NBA Net Rating (Week 10)
1. Warriors: 9.9
2. Rockets: 9.6
3. Raptors: 9.0
4. Celtics: 5.2
5. Cavaliers: 3.5
6. Spurs: 3.2
7. Thunder: 3.1
8. Wizards: 2.2
9. Wolves: 2.2
10. Pacers: 1.7
11. Blazers: 1.4
12. Nuggets: 1.0
13. Jazz: 1.0
14. Pistons: 0.6
15. Knicks: 0.4
16. Pelicans: -0.2
17. Bucks: -0.4
18. 76ers: -1.0
19. Clippers: -1.9
20. Hornets: -1.9
21. Heat: 2.0
22. Nets: -2.6
23. Lakers: -3.1
24. Mavericks: -3.4
25. Grizzlies: -4.5
26. Hawks: -5.1
27. Magic: -5.5
28. Suns: -7.0
29. Bulls: -7.1
30. Kings: -9.0

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NBA PER: James Harden Claims No. 1 Slot

Dec 26, 2017 12:10 PM

James Harden now leads the NBA in PER with a mark of 30.9, while Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James still have PERs over 30.0 as well.

NBA PER Rankings (Week 10)
1. James Harden: 30.8
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 30.7
3. LeBron James: 30.5
4. Anthony Davis: 28.1
5. Stephen Curry: 27.4
6. Clint Capela: 27.2
7. Chris Paul: 25.8
8. Hassan Whiteside: 25.7
9. Kyrie Irving: 25.4
10. Enes Kanter: 25.0
11. Kevin Durant: 24.9
12. Kevin Love: 24.8
13. Montrezl Harrell: 24.3
14. DeMar DeRozan: 24.0
15. Nikola Jokic: 23.9
16. Victor Oladipo: 23.9
17. LaMarcus Aldridge: 23.8
18. Joel Embiid: 23.6
19. Nikola Mirotic: 23.6
20. DeMarcus Cousins: 23.5
21. Russell Westbrook: 23.5
22. David West: 23.4
23. Karl-Anthony Towns: 22.9
24. Damian Lillard: 22.8
25. Andre Drummond: 22.7

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NBA PER: Giannis Antetokounmpo Reclaims Top Slot

Dec 18, 2017 11:40 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo has retaken the lead in PER at 30.9 ahead of LeBron James at 30.8 and James Harden at 30.3.

Chris Paul has climbed to sixth at 26.8. Paul and Harden each have assist rates over 44.0. Paul and Harden's Houston teammate, Clint Capela, ranks seventh.

NBA PER Rankings (Week 9)
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 30.9
2. LeBron James: 30.8
3. James Harden: 30.3
4. Anthony Davis: 27.9
5. Stephen Curry: 27.4
6. Chris Paul: 26.8
7. Clint Capela: 26.7
8. Montrezl Harrell: 25.8
9. Hassan Whiteside: 25.7
10. David West: 25.5
11. Kyrie Irving: 25.2
12. Kevin Durant: 25.1
13. LaMarcus Aldridge: 24.7
14. Nikola Jokic: 24.5
15. Kevin Love: 24.2
16. Kristaps Porzingis: 24.2
17. Joel Embiid: 24.1
18. Damian Lillard: 23.5
19. Enes Kanter: 23.2
20. Karl-Anthony Towns: 23.2
21. DeMarcus Cousins: 23.1
22. DeMar DeRozan: 22.9
23. Victor Oladipo: 22.7
24. Andre Drummond: 22.5
25. Al Jefferson: 22.0

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Net Rating: Rockets, Warriors, Raptors In Top-3

Dec 11, 2017 2:06 PM

The Houston Rockets continue to lead the NBA in Net Rating at +11.2 points per 100 possessions behind their remarkable offense and their better than expected defense. The Toronto Raptors have moved up to third in the NBA at +8.0 while the Golden State Warriors remain second.

NBA Net Rating (Week 8)
1. Rockets: 11.2
2. Warriors: 11.0
3. Raptors: 8.0
4. Celtics: 7.3
5. Spurs: 4.1
6. Cavaliers: 3.4
7. Jazz: 3.3
8. Thunder: 2.9
9. Wizards: 2.4
10. Blazers: 2.2
11. Pacers: 1.5
12. Pistons: 1.0
13. Wolves: 0.8
14. Knicks: 0.2
15. Bucks: 0.1
16. Nuggets: -0.4
17. 76ers: -0.6
18. Pelicans: -0.7
19. Hornets: -2.2
20. Nets: -2.5
21. Lakers: -2.6
22. Clippers: -2.7
23. Heat: -3.5
24. Mavericks: -3.5
25. Grizzlies: -3.6
26. Magic: -3.8
27. Hawks: -5.3
28. Suns: -7.7
29. Kings: -9.8
30. Bulls: -10.1

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NBA PER: LeBron James, James Harden Tied For 1st

Dec 11, 2017 9:18 AM

LeBron James and James Harden are tied for the lead in PER at 31.3 with Giannis Antetokounmpo just behind them at 31.1. Kyrie Irving entered the top-10 this week at 25.0.

NBA PER Rankings (Week 8)
1. LeBron James: 31.3
2. James Harden: 31.3
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 31.1
4. Anthony Davis: 28.2
5. Stephen Curry: 27.4
6. Clint Capela: 25.8
7. Hassan Whiteside: 25.7
8. LaMarcus Aldridge: 25.3
9. Kyrie Irving: 25.0
10. Nikola Jokic: 24.9
11. Kevin Durant: 24.6
12. David West: 24.5
13. Joel Embiid: 24.4
14. Chris Paul: 24.4
15. Kevin Love: 24.3
16. Montrezl Harrell: 24.2
17. Damian Lillard: 24.1
18. Enes Kanter: 23.7
19. Kristaps Porzingis: 23.7
20. Victor Oladipo: 23.5
21. DeMarcus Cousins: 23.4
22. Andre Drummond: 22.5
23. Tyreke Evans: 22.3
24. DeMar DeRozan: 22.3
25. Karl-Anthony Towns: 22.2

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NBA Net Rating: Rockets Overtake Warriors For Top Spot

Dec 4, 2017 12:40 PM

The Houston Rockets have overtaken the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the NBA in Net Rating at +11.4. The Rockets had a +10.2 Net Rating after last week. The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors remain in the third and fourth spots while the Washington Wizards jumped into the top-5.

NBA Net Rating (Week 7)
1. Rockets: 11.4
2. Warriors: 11.2
3. Celtics: 7.3
4. Raptors: 7.3
5. Wizards: 3.9
6. Spurs: 3.9
7. Blazers: 3.3
8. Jazz: 3.3
9. Thunder: 3.2
10. Cavaliers: 2.6
11. Pistons: 2.2
12. 76ers: 0.7
13. Nuggets: 0.6
14. Wolves: 0.6
15. Knicks: 0.5
16. Pacers: 0.3
17. Bucks: -0.7
18. Pelicans: -0.8
19. Hornets: -1.5
20. Clippers: -2.7
21. Magic: -3.3
22. Grizzlies: -3.4
23. Nets: -3.4
24. Lakers: -3.4
25. Heat: -3.8
26. Mavericks: -4.0
27. Hawks: -5.3
28. Suns: -8.5
29. Kings: -10.5
30. Bulls: -11.4

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NBA PER: LeBron, Giannis, Harden Remain Over 30.0

Dec 4, 2017 10:47 AM

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden continue to have a PER over 30.0 after Week 7 of the NBA regular season.

NBA PER Rankings (Week 7)
1. LeBron James: 31.3
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 31.2
3. James Harden: 30.8
4. Anthony Davis: 28.7
5. Stephen Curry: 27.1
6. LaMarcus Aldridge: 26.4
7. Clint Capela: 26.2
8. Enes Kanter: 25.7
9. Hassan Whiteside: 25.7
10. David West: 25.1
11. Nikola Jokic: 24.9
12. Kyrie Irving: 24.9
13. Kristaps Porzingis: 24.8
14. Kevin Durant: 24.3
15. Damian Lillard: 23.9
16. Kevin Love: 23.8
17. Jordan Bell: 23.7
18. Joel Embiid: 23.5
19. Andre Drummond: 22.8
20. DeMarcus Cousins: 22.8
21. Montrezl Harrell: 22.7
22. Victor Oladipo: 22.6
23. Chris Paul: 22.6
24. Karl-Anthony Towns: 22.2
25. John Wall: 22.2

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