MVP CALCULATOR EXPLAINED

Category 1 Single Game Performances + 1 Point per Mention -0.5 Points per loss
Category 2 Points Per Game Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point
1 point for top 10 in league
Category 3 RPM – Offense Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point (If a negative RPM is present then player will earn -3 Points)
1 point for top 10 in league
Category 4 RPM – Defense Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point (If a negative RPM is present then player will earn -3 Points)
1 point for top 10 in league
Category 5 RPM Overall Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point (If a negative RPM is present then player will earn -5 Points)
1 point for top 10 in league
Category 6 RPM Wins Top 5 = 2 Points Top 6-10 = 1 Point
(If a negative RPM is present then player will earn -5 Points)
Category 7 Team Record Top 3 = 5 Points Top 4-8 = 3 Points Top 9-12 = 2 Points Top 13-16 = 0 Point 17 + = -3 Points
Category 8 Steals Per Game Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point
No Points for top 10 in league
Category 9 Blocks Per Game Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point
No Points for top 10 in league
Category 10 Games Played Top 100 – 3 Points Top 161 – 2 Points Top 240 – 1 Point 240 + = -1 Point
1 point for full season
Category 11 True Shooting % Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point
1 point for top 10 in league
Category 12 Assists Per Game Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point
1 point for top 10 in league
Category 13 Rebounds Per Game Top 3 = 3 Points Top 4-7 = 2 Points Top 8-10 = 1 Point
1 point for top 10 in league
Category 14 Defensive Win Shares Top 5 = 2 Points Top 6-10 = 1 Point
Category 15 Offensive Win Shares Top 5 = 2 Points Top 6-10 = 1 Point
Category 16 Win Shares Top 5 = 2 Points Top 6-10 = 1 Point
Category 17 Points Per Minute Top 5 = 2 Points Top 6-10 = 1 Point

 

Definitions
Category 1 – This statistic is found on ESPN and lists the 100 best single game performances for a given NBA season. I have included this stat because I believe that a great single season is made up of great single games. A player will earn a point for every time they record a game that earns a spot in the top 100 single game performances for that season. The player will lose -0.5 points if they record a loss in that same game.
Category 2 – This stat takes into account points scored per game for the course of the season.
Categories 3-6 – These categories take into account a players Real Plus Minus statistics. A player may record great box score statistics, but does this actually mean they are contributing to the team’s success thus creating great value? These statistics help us get a better idea of what is happening on the defensive and offensive end when a player stops off the court and is no longer contributing. We can more objectively value a given player’s “contribution” to their team’s success when looking at RPM.
Cateogry 7 – Assessing a certain player’s team record will help give us a better look at how much his statistics are creating wins for his team. The ultimate goal of a great player is to help his team win. Box Score stats do not always produce W’s and a selfish player can hurt his team’s success. This stat helps us weed out the stat sheet stuffers and find the players who are adding real value every game of the season.
Category 8-9 – Too often defensive statistics are overlooked and undervalued to offensive ones. Given, they are less precise, we must include them in this calculation anyway.
Category 10 – To have a great individual season one must play in the games. Players who play more games are therefore rewarded for doing so. A player who is capable of playing 30 games compared to one who can only manage 20 should be considered more valuable
Category 11 – A player can average 30 points a night but if it takes them 50 shots to get there and they only make 30% of those shots then they are doing their team much more harm than good. This stat helps us see who is making the most of the shots they take.
Category 12 – Assists are a great way to help us see who is creating points for their team outside of their own shot and also who is setting up other teammates for success.
Category 13 – Rebounding is another undervalued stat that provides tremendous value on both ends of the floor.
Category 14-16 – This stat is just another avenue to help us determine a player’s contribution to W’s. You can read more in depth on what it is here – https://www.basketball-reference.com/about/ws.html
Category 17 – I believe points per minute is more helpful in assessing how well a player is scoring when they are on the court. One player my play 25 minutes and score 30 points while another plays 35 and scores 30. Points per game will tell you the second player is the better scorer when in reality the first player who only played 25 minutes could have easily produced more points if he had the opportunity for more minutes.
Top* – When using the word top we are only taking into account the listed contestants for a given season. We are not including players that are not a listed contestant. For Example – Michael Jordan may be 10th overall in the league in points per game. But he is 1st overall amongst the contestants provided. This would earn him a top 1 position in the category for points per game thus earning him 3 points.
Top Exception – For Category 10 Top will refer to the entire league instead of the contestants only.

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