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The Worth of a Player: Cleveland

Similar to what I did in an earlier fanpost, I took the most-used 5-man units (per 82games) for Cleveland to look at how the team's Offensive Efficiency, Defensive Efficiency, and +/- per minute vary depending on the player.

Cleveland as a whole:

OE 1.14

DE 1.01

+0.24 Pts/Min

 

Mo Williams (1920 minutes in top-20 units)

OE 1.13

DE 1.00

+0.20

 

Boobie Gibson (722 minutes)

OE 1.12

DE 1.03

+0.16

 

Delonte West (1503 minutes)

OE 1.16

DE 0.99

+0.37

 

Wally Szczerbiak (637 minutes)

OE 1.12

DE 1.02

+0.26

 

Tarence Kinsey (52 minutes)

OE 0.95

DE 1.17

-0.48

 

Sasha Pavlovic (385 minutes)

OE 1.15

DE 1.06

+0.16

 

Lebron James (1940 minutes)

OE 1.15

DE 0.99

+0.35

 

Anderson Varejao (1573 minutes)

OE 1.14

DE 1.01

+0.29

 

Ben Wallace (975 minutes)

OE 1.15

DE 0.98

+0.28

 

Zydrunas Ilgauskas (1325 minutes)

OE 1.15

DE 0.98

+0.36

 

Joe Smith (89 minutes)

OE 1.07

DE 1.10

-0.20

 

Darnell Jackson (39 minutes)

OE 1.20

DE 1.20

-0.05

 

JJ Hickson (174 minutes)

OE 0.97

DE 1.17

-0.49

 

 

Thoughts: I can see why James ended up at Power Forward in 5 of Cleveland's top 20 lineups - behind Varejao, they have nobody worth using. Smith, Jackson, and Hickson all played poorly this year. The only backups that aren't a massive drop-off from the starters are Gibson, Szczerbiak, and Wallace. If Cleveland's stuck calling in Kinsey, Pavlovic, Smith, or Jackson, they tend to be a weaker team. Orlando didn't have anybody over +0.30, but they also have nobody with a negative score overall.

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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