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December 27, 2010
PBP Roundup
Dec. 26

by Bradford Doolittle

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Let's start with a blurb from an NBA press release:

"The Miami Heat's LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 26."

I've been listing the Player of the Week awards each week in the news section, and then noting how close the actual awards come to selecting the right players, according to NBAPET. True, it's hubris to refer to these as being "right" but in this case I'll commit that sin because the POW honor means nothing and is quickly forgotten by all. It's just a chance to take a snapshot of who played well last week. So let's do that real quick, with a look at last week's GR leaders for players that played in two or more games.

GR LEADERS, 12/20-12/26
PLAYER            GPw  GRw  GRavg
durant,kevin       3  123.8  41.3
ellis,monta        3  101.7  33.9
johnson,joe        3   96.1  32.0
james,lebron       3   92.3  30.8
dudley,jared       3   87.5  29.2
martin,kevin       2   58.3  29.2
boozer,carlos      4  113.5  28.4
aldridge,lamarcus  2   56.7  28.4
gordon,eric        3   80.7  26.9
allen,ray          2   52.1  26.1
billups,chauncey   3   77.4  25.8
rose,derrick       4  101.3  25.3
granger,danny      2   50.2  25.1
wade,dwyane        2   50.1  25.1
griffin,blake      3   74.1  24.7
okafor,emeka       3   73.2  24.4
jefferson,al       2   48.1  24.1
williams,maurice   3   71.3  23.8
stoudemire,amare   2   46.0  23.0
nowitzki,dirk      2   45.1  22.6
miles,c.j.         2   44.9  22.5
butler,caron       2   43.8  21.9
harris,devin       2   43.4  21.7
lee,david          3   65.1  21.7
paul,chris         3   64.9  21.6

Given he usual slobbering over scoring average, it's fairly amazing that Durant was overlooked. Anyway, I didn't place the POW item in the lede because I wanted to debate it. Instead I wanted to use the occasion to note something that I feel has become suddenly lost: LeBron James is the best player in the league.

In the early chatter for this year's MVP award, James' name has been seldom mentioned. Perhaps that's part of the backlash from James' defection from Cleveland over the summer, but let's not lose track of what he does on the basketball court. Despite having to share the spotlight in Miami, James still leads the NBA in WP82 with 32.4. That is almost exactly the same as James' totals from the last three years: 32.0, 33.9, 32.3. So despite everything that's happened on and off the court, James is still doing more to help win basketball games than any other player in the league. I still think Deron Williams can challenge James for the award. In fact, I suspect there is little chance that James will actually win this year's MVP trophy. Nevertheless, it's pretty clear to me that even in his new situation in Miami, James is still head and shoulders above the rest of the NBA.

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PRO BASKETBALL PROSPECTUS HOOPS LIST

Games through Dec. 26
TEAM, POW                          TEAM, POW
1. celtics,boston, 66.6            16. pacers,indiana, 39.3
2. mavericks,dallas, 63.2          17. suns,phoenix, 39.2
3. spurs,sanantonio, 61.8          18. bucks,milwaukee, 39.1
4. heat,miami, 60.5                19. grizzlies,memphis, 38.4
5. bulls,chicago, 55.8             20. 76ers,philadelphia, 37.0
6. jazz,utah, 54.3                 21. warriors,goldenstate, 31.4
7. hornets,neworleans, 52.6        22. raptors,toronto, 28.2
8. magic,orlando, 52.2             23. pistons,detroit, 26.4
9. thunder,oklahomacity, 51.0      24. clippers,losangeles, 26.3
10. lakers,losangeles, 49.0        25. nets,newjersey, 26.1
11. nuggets,denver, 47.0           26. bobcats,charlotte, 25.4
12. hawks,atlanta, 44.3            27. timberwolves,minnesota, 21.5
13. trailblazers,portland, 43.0    28. cavaliers,cleveland, 19.9
14. rockets,houston, 42.4          29. wizards,washington, 19.7
15. knicks,newyork, 41.4           30. kings,sacramento, 16.5
NOTE: POW, our formula for a team's power rating, is an estimate of
a team's "true talent" level expressed as wins per 82 games. The 
formula takes into account point differential, home-road performance,
record in close games and strength of schedule.

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HOT FIVES

POWER RATING (POW)     GR (12/26/10)       WP82 -- ALL          WP82 -- ROOKIES
celtics,boston, 66.6   johnson,joe, 37.7   james,lebron, 32.4   griffin,blake, 11.9
mavericks,dallas, 63.2 paul,chris, 32.9    williams,deron, 28.4 fields,landry, 5.1
spurs,sanantonio, 61.8 gordon,eric, 32.5   paul,chris, 22.6     neal,gary, 3.1
heat,miami, 60.5       lewis,rashard, 30.4 nowitzki,dirk, 22.0  bledsoe,eric, 2.0
bulls,chicago, 55.8    hill,grant, 30.3    ginobili,manu, 21.9  wall,john, 1.6
Note: GR leaders are from previous night only.

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SUNDAY'S BOX SCORES & RECAPS

NOTE: Glossary is at bottom of page.

CLIPPERS 108, SUNS 103 (box)

PHX (13-16).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   LAC (9-22)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
hill,grant...........77%  22%  1.05  - 2 30.3   gordon,eric..........84%  26%  1.07  + 2 32.5
nash,steve...........76%  25%  1.48  - 6 22.1   griffin,blake........78%  26%  1.25  +10 22.8
pietrus,mickael......57%  28%  1.42  - 1 16.6   davis,baron..........62%  22%  1.39  + 9 13.1
dragic,goran.........39%  16%  1.08  + 2 11.7   jordan,deandre.......53%  15%  1.20  +15 12.6
frye,channing........73%  17%  0.95  - 7 10.7   aminu,alfarouq.......46%  18%  1.08  + 3 11.3
dudley,jared.........69%  10%  0.95  + 4  7.5   diogu,ike............32%  27%  0.66  - 3  7.8
gortat,marcin........57%  19%  0.91  -19  7.3   foye,randy...........36%  18%  1.68  + 1  6.2
childress,josh.......18%  20%  0.50  + 2  1.9   gomes,ryan...........65%   6%  1.35  - 5  4.3
lopez,robin..........20%  23%  0.37  + 2  1.4   bledsoe,eric.........35%  13%  0.68  - 1  3.5
warrick,hakim........14%   5%  0.00    0  0.0   collins,jarron....... 9%  20%  0.55  - 6  0.7
lawal,gani...........(DNP)                      butler,rasual........(DNP)  
siler,garret.........(DNP)                      warren,willie........(DNP)  
PACE: 94.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 94.0          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Suns.............  109.5 .500  .200 .128 .084   Clippers.........  114.9 .580  .242 .160 .159

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TIMBERWOLVES 98, CAVALIERS 97 (box)

MIN (7-24)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   CLE (8-22)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
ridnour,luke.........58%  24%  1.91  + 6 26.4   parker,anthony.......80%  24%  1.31  - 6 27.9
beasley,michael......87%  31%  0.90  + 9 23.9   jamison,antawn.......78%  31%  0.94  + 2 20.2
love,kevin...........79%  18%  1.35  - 3 16.1   williams,maurice.....82%  25%  1.13  + 7 12.0
flynn,jonny..........43%  29%  0.97  - 5 13.3   varejao,anderson.....87%   7%  1.49  + 2 11.2
webster,martell......67%  20%  0.57  + 5  6.5   hickson,j.j..........26%  47%  0.76    0 11.2
milicic,darko........37%  11%  0.81  - 6  5.3   williams,jawad.......49%  10%  1.64  - 9 10.1
koufos,kosta.........26%  13%  0.87  - 2  5.0   moon,jamario.........51%  13%  1.03  + 6  5.0
johnson,wesley.......48%  10%  0.99  - 8  3.5   sessions,ramon.......37%  11%  1.88  - 1  4.1
ellington,wayne......26%   9%  0.86  + 7  2.0   hollins,ryan.........10%  10%  0.81  - 6  0.7
brewer,corey.........31%   7%  0.93  + 2  1.5   harris,manny.........(DNP)  
hayward,lazar........(DNP)                      powe,leon............(DNP)  
telfair,sebastian....(DNP)                      samuels,samardo......(DNP)  
PACE: 94.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 94.8          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Timberwolves.....  103.4 .459  .234 .137 .102   Cavaliers........  102.4 .517  .196 .179 .060

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BULLS 95, PISTONS 92 (box)

CHI (19-10).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DET (10-20).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
rose,derrick.........78%  38%  0.92  + 9 28.6   prince,tayshaun......64%  28%  1.08  - 3 25.7
boozer,carlos........69%  35%  1.20  + 7 26.3   hamilton,richard.....69%  23%  0.95  - 6 19.4
gibson,taj...........57%  11%  1.00  - 8  9.7   mcgrady,tracy........54%  25%  0.98  + 5 18.6
thomas,kurt..........55%   6%  1.69  +11  8.0   stuckey,rodney.......72%  18%  1.19  + 8 13.3
deng,luol............83%  16%  0.84  + 4  7.4   villanueva,charlie...54%  28%  0.84  - 4  8.0
brewer,ronnie........61%  12%  0.86  -10  6.6   gordon,ben...........35%  16%  1.22  + 2  4.0
bogans,keith.........27%  10%  2.00  +10  5.9   bynum,will...........28%  24%  0.59  -11  4.0
watson,c.j...........23%  23%  0.74  - 4  4.5   monroe,greg..........41%  15%  0.77  - 2  2.9
asik,omer............19%  12%  1.70  - 4  4.2   maxiell,jason........41%   7%  0.67  + 3  2.6
korver,kyle..........29%   9%  0.88  + 2  1.6   wallace,ben..........42%   2%  1.25  - 7  1.2
scalabrine,brian..... 1%   -%  0.00  - 2  0.0   daye,austin..........(DNP)  
johnson,james........(DNP)                      wilcox,chris.........(DNP)  
PACE: 92.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 92.3          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Bulls............  102.9 .418  .404 .130 .133   Pistons..........   99.6 .444  .234 .119 .076

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GRIZZLIES 104, PACERS 90 (box)

MEM (13-17).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   IND (13-15).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
randolph,zach........73%  26%  0.90  +18 22.8   granger,danny........80%  31%  1.04  -17 17.3
gay,rudy.............83%  25%  1.45  +17 20.4   ford,t.j.............43%  15%  1.24  - 2 12.3
gasol,marc...........79%  15%  1.52  +25 18.5   dunleavy jr.,mike....60%  17%  1.15  + 1 12.1
mayo,o.j.............51%  33%  0.96  +17 16.3   collison,darren......58%  14%  0.96  -12 12.0
conley,mike..........81%   8%  1.68  +27 15.1   jones,solomon........26%  28%  0.93  + 3 10.1
allen,tony...........25%  19%  0.90  -13  5.8   hibbert,roy..........64%  28%  0.70  -16  9.1
henry,xavier.........32%  19%  0.64  + 6  3.4   rush,brandon.........60%  13%  1.14  -12  6.0
vasquez,greivis......19%  18%  0.60  -13  1.6   foster,jeff..........37%  13%  1.27  - 2  5.8
arthur,darrell.......26%  16%  0.39  - 2  1.0   hansbrough,tyler.....18%  33%  0.83  - 3  4.6
thabeet,hasheem......21%  16%  0.37  -11  0.9   posey,james..........39%   7%  0.62  - 5  1.8
young,sam............10%   8%  0.00  - 1  0.0   mcroberts,josh.......16%   9%  0.25  - 5  0.4
haddadi,hamed........(DNP)                      jones,dahntay........(DNP)  
PACE: 98.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 98.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Grizzlies........  105.6 .472  .180 .102 .134   Pacers...........   91.4 .394  .236 .142 .121

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HORNETS 93, HAWKS 86 (box)

ATL (19-13).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   NWO (18-12).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
johnson,joe..........81%  23%  1.45  - 5 37.7   paul,chris...........76%  26%  1.32  + 7 32.9
williams,marvin......69%  24%  1.07  + 4 14.0   okafor,emeka.........68%  17%  1.38  + 4 22.0
smith,josh...........58%  20%  1.03  - 4 11.9   west,david...........76%  21%  1.13  + 4 17.7
evans,maurice........25%  15%  1.97  - 4 11.0   jack,jarrett.........46%  26%  0.91  + 4 13.1
crawford,jamal.......71%  20%  0.82  - 2  9.2   ariza,trevor.........83%  14%  1.33  + 2  8.8
bibby,mike...........85%  11%  1.22  - 3  8.8   pondexter,quincy.....12%  21%  1.76  + 5  5.7
horford,al...........59%  22%  0.70  -14  5.7   smith,jason..........27%  27%  0.44  + 1  4.2
pachulia,zaza........20%  27%  0.54  - 7  1.8   thornton,marcus......47%  19%  0.69  + 1  3.5
collins,jason........17%  10%  0.58  + 4  1.2   ilungambenga,didier..15%   4%  3.27  + 3  1.9
powell,josh..........14%  22%  0.29  - 4  0.5   belinelli,marco......42%  16%  0.05  + 1  0.2
teague,jeff..........(DNP)                      andersen,david....... 9%  10%  0.00  + 3  0.0
wilkins,damien.......(DNP)                      gray,aaron...........(DNP)  
PACE: 84.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 84.6          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Hawks............  101.7 .459  .186 .166 .125   Hornets..........  110.0 .500  .286 .095 .078

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SPURS 94, WIZARDS 80 (box)

WAS (7-21)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   SAS (26-4)..........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
lewis,rashard........88%  21%  1.33  - 8 30.4   ginobili,manu........60%  23%  1.59  - 1 29.9
hinrich,kirk.........74%  17%  1.54  - 9 12.1   parker,tony..........74%  27%  1.47  +16 17.0
armstrong,hilton.....60%   8%  1.89  - 4 11.8   hill,george..........33%  17%  2.04  + 6 13.8
howard,josh..........50%  28%  0.78  -12 11.5   bonner,matt..........58%  13%  1.15  +18  9.8
thornton,al..........59%  18%  0.97  - 6  9.1   neal,gary............50%  21%  0.83  +12  9.8
young,nick...........75%  26%  0.51  - 7  7.4   blair,dejuan.........47%  24%  0.77  + 7  6.5
wall,john............40%  31%  0.56  - 8  4.2   duncan,tim...........53%  23%  0.85  + 5  5.8
booker,trevor........32%  10%  1.06  - 6  3.6   jefferson,richard....66%   8%  1.84  + 5  5.6
hudson,lester........ 3%  29%  0.45    0  0.5   mcdyess,antonio......18%  23%  0.98  + 5  5.2
seraphin,kevin.......19%   5%  0.00  -10  0.0   quinn,chris.......... 7%  11%  2.22  - 4  1.5
martin,cartier.......(DNP)                      udoka,ime............23%  12%  0.62  + 5  1.4
ndiaye,hamady........(DNP)                      splitter,tiago.......11%  39%  0.07  - 4  0.2
PACE: 88.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.4          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
Wizards..........   90.5 .403  .280 .158 .055   Spurs............  106.4 .512  .178 .136 .060

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76ERS 95, NUGGETS 89 (box)

PHI (12-18).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR   DEN (15-14).........PLY%  USG   PCP  +/-   GR
brand,elton..........83%  20%  1.13  +23 29.0   smith,j.r............77%  19%  0.92  + 2 18.4
meeks,jodie..........69%  21%  1.13  +20 17.5   billups,chauncey.....76%  23%  1.45  - 7 17.9
iguodala,andre.......83%  18%  0.92  + 6 17.0   hilario,nene.........76%  14%  1.16  -15 16.9
holiday,jrue.........54%  27%  1.39  + 9 13.8   lawson,ty............68%  27%  0.83  -13 13.2
young,thaddeus.......62%  30%  1.11  +15 13.6   forbes,gary..........28%  30%  0.91  + 1 12.2
turner,evan..........57%  17%  0.94  - 9  9.2   afflalo,arron........74%  16%  0.96    0  8.9
hawes,spencer........43%  10%  1.26  -14  5.4   andersen,chris.......39%   6%  2.21  + 6  8.6
nocioni,andres.......31%  13%  0.40  -15  1.1   harrington,al........ 8%  38%  1.11  + 3  2.4
battie,tony..........18%   2%  0.52  - 5  0.2   martin,kenyon........40%  14%  0.26  - 2  1.4
brackins,craig.......(DNP)                      williams,shelden.....14%  38%  0.05  - 5  0.3
songaila,darius......(DNP)                      carter,anthony.......(DNP)  
speights,marreese....(DNP)                      ely,melvin...........(DNP)  
PACE: 88.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%   PACE: 88.9          ORTG eFG%  oRB%  TO% FTA%
76ers............  106.9 .412  .304 .079 .158   Nuggets..........  100.1 .453  .220 .157 .114

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NEWS & MOVES

Minutiae from around the league

CAVALIERS: "The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Jawad Williams, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. Williams averaged 4.0 points on.325 shooting and 1.8 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game in 26 games (one start) this season. In three seasons (all with the Cavaliers), he had career averages of 3.8 points on .369 shooting and 1.5 rebounds in 90 games (seven starts). The Cavaliers roster now stands at 14." (press release)

CAVALIERS: "The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned forward Samardo Samuels to the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. Samuels has played in four games for the Cavaliers this season and has averages of 3.3 points on .571 shooting and 1.0 rebound in 4.5 minutes per game." (press release)

HAWKS: "The Atlanta Hawks today assigned rookie guard/forward Pape Sy (POP SEE) to the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League, according to Executive Vice President/General Manager Rick Sund. Sy was the Hawks' second round pick (53rd overall selection) in the 2010 NBA Draft. He missed the first 18 games of the season due to a low back injury, and has been on the inactive list in the remainder of the games this year. Sy appeared in two games for Atlanta's summer league squad in Las Vegas, averaging 4.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg and 1.0 apg. He signed with the Hawks on September 15, 2010." (press release)

LAKERS: "The Los Angeles Lakers have assigned forward Devin Ebanks to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Ebanks, who was selected by the Lakers with the 43rd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has appeared in 12 games for the Lakers this season, averaging 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 6.4 minutes." (press release)

RAPTORS: "The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have re-signed forward Ronald Dupree. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed. Dupree, 6-foot-7, 210 pounds participated in Toronto's 2010 training camp before he was released October 19. He appeared in five preseason games, totaling 20 points and eight rebounds in 55 minutes." (press release)

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+ 4  atl @ mil,  8:00 PM EST [ atl by  1 ]   Derrick Collins, Brian Forte, Eric Lewis
- 3  det @ cha,  7:00 PM EST [ cha by  3 ]   Tom Washington, Tony Brown, Marat Kogut
- 1  tor @ mem,  8:00 PM EST [ mem by  6 ]   Dan Crawford, Tony Brothers, Haywoode Workman
- 1  orl @ njn,  7:00 PM EST [ orl by  7 ]   Scott Foster, John Goble, Karl Lane
- 2  phi @ gsw, 10:30 PM EST [ phi by  2 ]   Mike Callahan, Josh Tiven, Sean Wright
- 6  was @ hou,  8:30 PM EST [ hou by 11 ]   Bill Kennedy, Brent Barnaky, Courtney Kirkland
- 8  lac @ sac, 10:00 PM EST [ sac by  1 ]   Derrick Stafford, Leroy Richardson, Gary Zielinski
- 8  nwo @ min,  8:00 PM EST [ nwo by  9 ]   Ed Malloy, Bennie Adams, Kane Fitzgerald
Note: WTC is a junk stat rating the "watchability" of a game, taking into
account the quality of the opponents and the likelihood of a close game.

Through Sunday, 443 of 1,230 games (36.0 percent) have been played in the 2010-11 NBA regular season.

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GLOSSARY
+/- (Plus-Minus) Raw data is from official box scores from NBA.com.
GR (Game Rating) Reflects a player's Points Created total, or the portion of his team's offense for which he gets credit based on his box score line. This number is then adjusted for estimated defensive performance based on box score counterpart productivity. GR is pace-adjusted so you can compare players from game to game.
PCP (Points Created Per Possession Used) An estimate of each player's points created per possession used, a measure of offensive efficiency. The stat accounts for a player's entire box score line, not just the scoring categories.
PLY% (Play percentage) An estimate of the percentage of a team's possessions on which the player was on the court.
USG An estimate of how many of those plays a player used by shooting, going to the line or committing a turnover, with a portion the team's offensive rebound total subtracted.
TEAM STATS
PACE: Estimated possessions in the game.
ORTG: A team's points per 100 possessions.
eFG%: Team's shooting percentage with an extra half-point added for each made three-point field goal.
oRB%: Percentage of a team's misses that they retrieved off the offensive glass.
TO%: Percentage of a team's possessions resulting in a turnover.
FTA%: Percentage of a team's possessions resulting in a trip to the foul line.

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