April 15, 2010

Final NBA Team Ratings

Filed under: Uncategorized — wwinston @ 6:58 am

I hope to post playoff  advice for several teams later, but my colleague Jeff Sagarin who runs our numbers is sick, so it may be a while. Here are final team ratings. I gave more weight to more recent games. Note the Wolves were the league’s worst. The Magic played 7.7 points better than average. They were 2.8 points better than average on offense and 4.9 points better than average on defense,

Full Season Ratings

team rat off def
Orlando Magic 7.694046 2.808201 -4.88584
Cleveland Cavaliers 6.034992 1.986003 -4.04899
Utah Jazz 5.571069 3.833718 -1.73735
San Antonio Spurs 5.344389 0.471541 -4.87285
Phoenix Suns 5.284646 9.381763 4.097118
Atlanta Hawks 4.276113 0.959611 -3.3165
Los Angeles Lakers 4.229948 0.06166 -4.16829
Denver Nuggets 3.848207 5.152603 1.304397
Oklahoma City Thunder 3.68092 1.21913 -2.46179
Portland Trail Blazers 3.209716 -3.17722 -6.38693
Dallas Mavericks 2.653999 1.248689 -1.40531
Boston Celtics 2.622729 -1.28506 -3.90779
Miami Heat 2.336993 -4.10953 -6.44653
Milwaukee Bucks 1.774583 -2.82176 -4.59634
Charlotte Bobcats 1.468009 -4.81882 -6.28683
Houston Rockets -0.42829 2.163791 2.592078
Chicago Bulls -1.21276 -2.07499 -0.86223
Memphis Grizzlies -1.50317 1.536277 3.039452
Toronto Raptors -2.06068 3.78602 5.846704
New Orleans Hornets -2.33346 -0.49392 1.839535
Indiana Pacers -2.37315 1.312371 3.685523
Golden State Warriors -3.16784 8.841255 12.00909
Philadelphia 76ers -4.05236 -2.29673 1.755632
New York Knickerbockers -4.28422 2.091382 6.3756
Sacramento Kings -4.45135 -1.34963 3.101717
Washington Wizards -4.90556 -4.47665 0.428909
Detroit Pistons -5.25142 -5.94727 -0.69585
Los Angeles Clippers -6.63614 -5.11172 1.52442
New Jersey Nets -8.3254 -7.02585 1.299549
Minnesota Timberwolves -9.04456 -1.86487 7.179696

Here are ratings based on games since all-star break. The Magic have clearly been the best since All Star break. So why are the Lakers and Cavs 2-1 to win title and Magic 8-1?? Note the Spurs are much better than their record indicates.

team rat off def
Orlando Magic 10.74067 4.393028 -6.34764
Phoenix Suns 8.878813 8.517735 -0.36108
San Antonio Spurs 6.440378 0.126138 -6.31424
Utah Jazz 5.601226 4.299238 -1.30199
Cleveland Cavaliers 4.871279 2.168859 -2.70242
Atlanta Hawks 4.561472 0.568888 -3.99258
Portland Trail Blazers 4.002811 -4.4207 -8.42351
Dallas Mavericks 3.987775 1.718833 -2.26894
Oklahoma City Thunder 3.459474 4.013309 0.553835
Miami Heat 3.434381 -5.53583 -8.97021
Milwaukee Bucks 3.330678 -3.91376 -7.24444
Denver Nuggets 2.584358 3.281281 0.696923
Charlotte Bobcats 1.489767 -5.74765 -7.23742
Indiana Pacers 1.389482 3.824239 2.434757
Boston Celtics 0.88423 -1.22992 -2.11415
Los Angeles Lakers 0.645075 -3.28652 -3.93159
Chicago Bulls -0.04664 0.061883 0.108526
Houston Rockets -1.37828 4.217908 5.596187
Memphis Grizzlies -2.37218 0.785989 3.158169
Golden State Warriors -3.20894 10.0063 13.21524
New Orleans Hornets -3.60672 -0.72069 2.88603
New Jersey Nets -4.52804 -3.14271 1.38533
Detroit Pistons -4.76316 -3.23262 1.530547
Toronto Raptors -5.01955 1.152203 6.171752
Washington Wizards -5.14582 -7.10196 -1.95614
Philadelphia 76ers -5.47944 -1.78306 3.696377
New York Knickerbockers -5.70529 2.344482 8.049776
Sacramento Kings -6.06261 -5.11921 0.943406
Los Angeles Clippers -8.95895 -4.63875 4.320202
Minnesota Timberwolves -10.0262 -1.60694 8.419294

3 Comments »

  1. Cavs have phoned in the last handfull of games, and Lebron sat out 6 of the 28 games since the All-Star break. Weighting recent games will of course make them look worse than they are, imo.

    Comment by Drewg — April 15, 2010 @ 9:58 am

  2. True, but they may lose momentum.

    Comment by wwinston — April 15, 2010 @ 6:17 pm

  3. i agree on your post
    so the finals—where orl is 90% to be in versus either phx or san antonio
    as long as pop would put serious line ups unlike what he is doing this year
    thanks for this
    and btw cavs-lakers finals—not gonna happen—cuz IMO its all about business and hype so not gonna happen

    Comment by RED — April 15, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

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