PER Sports 2007/08 MVP analysis

Rank Player Team MVP Performance (MVPER)
1 Chris Paul NOH 170.90
2 Amare Stoudemire PHO 165.56
3 Kobe Bryant LAL 165.22
4 LeBron James CLE 162.36
5 Steve Nash PHO 159.51
6 Kevin Garnett BOS 157.95
7 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 152.40
8 Deron Williams UTA 152.19
9 Tim Duncan SAS 150.90
10 Carlos Boozer UTA 150.11
11 Paul Pierce BOS 149.87
12 Manu Ginobili SAS 149.85
13 Chauncey Billups DET 148.63
14 Carmelo Anthony DEN 147.75
15 Dwight Howard ORL 146.30
16 Allen Iverson DEN 143.45
17 Baron Davis GSW 142.87
18 David West NOH 137.24
19 Pau Gasol LAL 137.12
20 Hedo Turkoglu ORL 137.02
21 Jose Calderon TOR 134.43
22 Lamar Odom LAL 133.87
23 Tracy McGrady HOU 133.86
24 Jason Kidd DAL 133.64
25 Tony Parker SAS 132.19
26 Chris Bosh TOR 132.06
27 Leandro Barbosa PHO 131.76
28 Richard Hamilton DET 131.17
29 Rasheed Wallace DET 130.55
30 Josh Howard DAL 130.17

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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 considered 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.