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NBA Player Value Per Win Shares and Contracts: Part IV: 2003 NBA Draft Class


LeBron James (left) and Carmelo Anthony are two of the biggest names in the 2003 NBA Draft class. (Photo credit to theknickswall.com)
LeBron James (left) and Carmelo Anthony are two of the biggest names in the 2003 NBA Draft class. (Photo credit to theknickswall.com)

The 2003 NBA Draft Class has been on the best draft classes in recent memory. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are the headline players in this class, and a lot of these players are still playing in the NBA today. Continue reading

Individual Player Value: 2000 Season; Part I: Top 10 Most Under-Paid Players


Slow your roll, Kobe fans. Bryant wasn't the most-valued player in 2000. You'll be surprised when you see the list. (Photo credit to thatnbalotterypick.com
Slow your roll, Kobe fans. Bryant wasn’t the most-valued player in 2000. You’ll be surprised when you see the list. (Photo credit to thatnbalotterypick.com

Here is some quick background info on the 2000 NBA season. 428 players in the NBA that season. The average contract was worth $4,015,132, with 87 players earning less than $1 million, 90 earned between $1-$2 million, 22 earned between $12-$13 million, and six players earned $19-$26 million. Everyone else fell into a different category. If you’d like to see the page, click here (and thanks to eskimo.com for that, that’s an awesome page). Continue reading

Individual Player Value Per Win Share and Contract Ranking System


When coming up with a way to rank something, and make it accurate in the process, it has to be the toughest thing. How do you calculate if a player is under-paid, over-paid, or getting paid the right amount? Do you give certain players any leniency and penalize others? I’m not a guy who studies business models and I know very little about economics, but I can assure you that I know how to judge what a player is worth on the court. Continue reading

NBA Player Value per Win Share and Contracts: Part II: 2001 Draft Class


Pau Gasol headlines the 2001 NBA draft class. (Credit to pobladores.com for the picture)

The 2001 NBA draft class is the second installment. This draft class was labeled the “worst draft class ever”, by some. However, take a close look at some of the numbers. You’ll be surprised to see what you find (i.e. look beyond some of the over-paid players). Please note that I had some trouble with money earned-per 1 Win Share when a player totaled -0.5 Win Shares or lower during their career, so I decided not to factor in those players. Continue reading

NBA Player Value per Win Shares and Contracts: Part I: 2000 NBA Draft


***Part of the “NBA Player Value by Win-Share, Contract, and Draft Class Production” page. I decided to create this page to see just how valuable a player is by dividing the money they’ve received over the course of their career by the amount of Win Shares they have produced over their career. I will start with the 2000 NBA Draft and finish with the 2013 NBA Draft by the start of the 2014 NBA season, hopefully. I will be comparing players, draft classes, and more to see exactly how valuable a player has been to a team, a draft class to an era, and more. In the end, I hope to have a clearer answer, and maybe even more of a respect for certain players. Seasons, games played, Win Shares, money earned, and all-star teams made are the things I will be focusing on, on several different levels: lottery picks, remaining first-round picks, and second-round picks.***

In my first installment of this 13-part series, I will be looking at the 2000 NBA draft class. I will only be looking at the players who were drafted, not undrafted players. Here is what I found:
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