PER Statistics

NBA 2007/08 final Regular Season analysis
(Through all games)
Individual Performance   Overall MVP Performance
Rank Player Team PER   Rank Player Team MVPER
1 LeBron James CLE 112.82   1 Chris Paul NOH 170.90
2 Chris Paul NOH 111.22   2 Amare Stoudemire PHX 165.56
3 Amare Stoudemire PHX 109.14 3 Kobe Bryant LAL 165.22
4 Kobe Bryant LAL 106.18 4 LeBron James CLE 162.36
5 Steve Nash PHX 104.25 5 Steve Nash PHX 159.51
6 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 103.87   6 Kevin Garnett BOS 157.95
7 Kevin Garnett BOS 101.50 7 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 152.40
8 Carmelo Anthony DEN 101.30   8 Deron Williams UTA 152.19
9 Manu Ginobili SAS 100.06   9 Tim Duncan SAS 150.90
10 Deron Williams UTA 99.68   10 Paul Pierce BOS 149.87
This measures the top individual talents within the league This measures the most likely top MVP performer within the league
  See the top 30 individual players     See the top 30 MVP candidates
Off. Rank Player Team Offensive Rating  Def. Rank Player Team Defensive Rating
1 Chris Paul NOH 117.07 1 Marcus Camby DEN 127.44
2 LeBron James CLE 116.41 2 Amir Johnson DET 111.08
3 Kobe Bryant LAL 106.07   3 Brian Skinner PHX 101.91
4 Steve Nash PHX 105.80   4 Chris Kaman LAC 98.53
5 Deron Williams UTA 101.72   5 Dwight Howard ORL 96.87
Shows the top offensive-rated players within the league   Shows the top defensive-rated players within the league
Complete Game Analysis
(per 48 minutes)
Rank Player Team Points   Rank Player Team Rebounds
1 LeBron James CLE 35.7   1 Marcus Camby DEN 18.1
2 Amare Stoudemire DEN 35.7   2 Dwight Howard ORL 18.0
3 Kobe Bryant LAL 34.9 3 Andris Biedrins GSW 17.2
4 Carmelo Anthony DEN 33.8   4 Joel Przybilla POR 17.1
5 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 31.5   5 Jeff Foster IND 17.0
Shows the most points scored for every 48 minutes of NBA action Shows the most rebounds collected for every 48 minutes of NBA action
Rank Player Team Assists   Rank Player Team Overall Shooting
1 Steve Nash PHX 15.5   1 Jose Calderon TOR 62.1%
2 Chris Paul NOH 14.8 2 Steve Nash PHX 61.4%
3 Jason Kidd NJN 13.5 3 Josh Childress ATL 61.3%
4 Deron Williams UTA 13.3 4 Mike Miller MEM 59.5%
5 Jose Calderon TOR 13.1   5 Kyle Korver UTA 59.5%
Shows the most assists distributed for every 48 minutes of NBA action

  Highlights the best overall shooter of the ball by combining their two-point (i.e. inside the arc) shooting, three-point shooting and free throw shooting percentages

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.

The complete 2007/08 NBA Analysis

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