The PER Sports end-of-year NBA League awards


 League MVP

Chris Paul has been spectacular during the season. He has the second-best individual performance, and led his Hornets team to the second-best record in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.

Paul led the NBA with an MVPER score of 170.90 and his Hornets were 30 games over .500 when he plays. Finally, he was also second in the league in individual performance.

Other honorable mentions for the MVP award.

2. Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns (MVPER = 165.56)
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (MVPER = 165.22)
. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (MVPER = 162.36)
. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns (MVPER = 159.51)
6. Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics (MVPER = 157.95)
7. Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (MVPER = 152.40)
8. Deron Williams, Utah Jazz (MVPER = 152.19)
9. Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (MVPER = 150.90)
10. Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics (MVPER = 149.87)


Top Individual Player

LeBron James had the best individual performance within the NBA this season. His PER score of 112.82 is marginally better than Chris Paul's.

James is also leading a mediocre team to lofty expectations. His team is 15 games over .500 when he plays, and a woeful 0-7 when he does not play this season.

Other honorable mentions for the Top Individual Player award.
2. Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets (PER = 111.22)
3. Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns (PER = 109.14)
4. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (PER = 106.18)
5. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns (PER = 104.25)


Top Offensive Player

Chris Paul had a spectacular offensive season within the league. He is second in the NBA in assists per complete game (48 minutes of action), 11th in overall shooting percentage, and 26th in scoring per complete game. His offensive rating is 117.07


Other honorable mentions for the Top Offensive Player award.
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers (Offensive rating= 116.41)
3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (Offensive rating= 106.07)
4. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns (Offensive rating= 105.80)
5. Deron Williams, Utah Jazz (Offensive rating= 101.72)


Top Defensive Player

Marcus Camby had another sensational defensive perform-ance during the season. He lead in defensive and total rebounds per complete game, and third in blocked shots per complete game (48 minutes of action).



Camby's league-leading defensive score is 127.44

Other honorable mentions for the Top Defensive Player award.

2. Amir Johnson, Detroit Pistons (Defensive rating= 111.08)
3. Brian Skinner, Phoenix Suns (Defensive rating= 101.91)
4. Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Clippers (Defensive rating= 98.53)
5. Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (Defensive rating= 96.87)


Rookie MVP of the Year

Kevin Durant, as expected, is running away with the Rookie-of-the-Year award. He lead in the individual PER  rookie categories with a score of 86.05.


Other honorable mentions for the mid-season Rookie award.
2. Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks (PER = 77.84)
3. Al Thornton, Los Angeles Clippers (PER = 76.49)
. Thaddeus Young, Philadelphia 76ers (PER = 75.16)
5. Joakim Noah Chicago Bulls (PER = 73.30)

See the mid-season PER awards

See the PER Sports prediction on which players and teams will win individual awards and championships

Top-ranked players by position according to the PER Sports.

April 16, 2008
See who the top five performers are by position within each Conference at the end of the regular season. Rankings are based on Individual PER scores.
Forwards: PER Score
Eastern Conference
LeBron James 112.82
Kevin Garnett 101.50
Chris Bosh 97.04
Caron Butler 92.83
Vince Carter 92.80
Western Conference
Dirk Nowitzki 103.87
Carmelo Anthony 101.30
Carlos Boozer 98.95
Tim Duncan 98.83
David West 91.11
Guards: PER Score
Eastern Conference
Chauncey Billups 96.12
Jose Calderon 96.02
Dwyane Wade 95.59
T.J. Ford 89.57
Mike Dunleavy 89.14
Western Conference
Chris Paul 111.22
Kobe Bryant 106.18
Steve Nash 104.25
Manu Ginobili 100.06
Deron Williams 99.68
Centers: PER Score
Eastern Conference
Dwight Howard 97.06
Zydrunas Ilgauskas 86.63
Rasheed Wallace 84.75
Andrew Bogut 82.89
Jermaine O'Neal 76.84
Western Conference
Amare Stoudemire 109.14
Yao Ming 95.03
Al Jefferson 94.95
Pau Gasol 93.76
Marcus Camby 87.35


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Revolutionary New Basketball Analysis

The Basketball Performance Efficiency Rating (PER) system evaluates players in the nine statistical categories of points scored, rebounds collected, assists distributed, steals,
blocks, turnovers, two-point shooting percentage, three-point shooting percentage,
and free throw percentage.

Each of the first six categories are adjusted from ‘per game’ to ‘per complete game’ by
making due adjustments for the actual minutes played each game. The three shooting percentages are combined into one overall shooting percentage.

The nine categories are then appropriately weighted to reflect their overall contribution
to basketball success.

The PER therefore measures their performance relative to a complete game.

The PER scores should be interpreted as follows:
A score of 100 or greater is consid-ered an extraordinary performance (in the top 1% of the entire league)
A score between 90 and 100 is considered a superior performance (top 5%)
A score between 80 and 90 is considered above-average performance
A score below 70 is below-average performance
A score below 60 is considered a significant

The PER methodology has also developed the Most Valuable Player Efficiency Rating (MVPER) award which measures the top MVP performer within the league each year. This measure considers the outstanding player for any given season who had the greatest impact within the league. It combines both strong individual performance – measured by the Individual PER – with his contributions to
team wins when that player competed. This MVPER measure therefore combines both individual skills and winning intangible into overall player performance score