Dec 31 2016

NBA 2016-2017: OLD YEAR

2017 is here in some parts of the nation, but I’m in the Pacific Time Zone, hustling to get this out before that ball drops. Now that every team has played at least 32 games, here are the 16-game splits for each team’s performance from games 17-32 (with asterisks placed on teams that would make the postseason if only 6 teams made it per conference):

I’m going to run through each team’s offensive and defensive rankings (efficiency) from November 30 through December 31, and I’ll add in the most used lineup through that date with their net efficiency AND minutes played. This is the reaction to the first part of the 2016-2017 series. First, the offensive and defensive efficiency rankings for the entire season all in one place:


Toronto: (1st offense, 6th defense) – K. Lowry/D. DeRozan/D. Carroll/P. Siakam/J. Valanciunas (-12.1 net rating in 128 minutes)

Boston: (10th offense, 16th defense) – I. Thomas/A. Bradley/J. Crowder/A. Johnson/A. Horford (-2.1 net rating in 130 minutes)

New York: (19th offense, 19th defense) – D. Rose/C. Lee/C. Anthony/K. Porzingis/J. Noah (-1.2 net rating in 102 minutes)

Philadelphia: (26th offense, 12th defense) – S. Rodriguez/G. Henderson/R. Covington/J. Okafor/J. Embiid (-33.4 net rating in 58 minutes)

Brooklyn: (28th offense, 22nd defense) – I. Whitehead/S. Kilpatrick/B. Bogdanovic/T. Booker/B. Lopez (-4.3 net rating in 116 minutes)


Cleveland: (3rd offense, 13th defense) – K. IrvingD. Liggins/L. James/K. Love/T. Thompson (43.5 net rating in 88 minutes)

Milwaukee: (6th offense, 9th defense) – M. Dellavedova/T. Snell/G. Antetokounmpo/J. Parker/J. Henson (11.4 net rating in 232 minutes)

Indiana: (18th offense, 17th defense) – J. Teague/G. Robinson III/P. George/T. Young/M. Turner (10.9 net rating in 191 minutes)

Chicago: (30th offense, 11th defense) – R. Rondo/D. Wade/J. Butler/T. Gibson/R. Lopez (-6.2 net rating in 195 minutes)

Detroit: (22nd offense, 10th defense) – R. Jackson/K. Caldwell-Pope/T. Harris/M. Morris/A. Drummond (-20.8 net rating in 146 minutes)


Charlotte: (15th offense, 7th defense) – K. Walker/N. Batum/M. Kidd-Gilchrist/M. Williams/C. Zeller (8.3 net rating in 222 minutes)

Atlanta: (24th offense, 21st defense) – D. Schroder/T. Sefolosha/K. Bazemore/P. Millsap/D. Howard (5.1 net rating in 64 minutes)

Washington: (7th offense, 18th defense) – J. Wall/B. Beal/O. Porter/M. Morris/M. Gortat (10.5 net rating in 277 minutes)

Orlando: (17th offense, 24th defense) – D. Augustin/E. Fournier/A. Gordon/S. Ibaka/B. Biyombo (-15.3 net rating in 159 minutes)

Miami: (25th offense, 15th defense) – G. Dragic/W. Ellington/R. McGruder/J. McRoberts/H. Whiteside (-5.9 net rating in 95 minutes)


Utah: (13th offense, 4th defense) – D. Exum/R. Hood/G. Hayward/B. Diaw/R. Gobert (46.8 net rating in 68 minutes)

Oklahoma City: (16th offense, 8th defense) – R. Westbrook/A. Morrow/A. Roberson/D. Sabonis/S. Adams (-6.4 net rating in 98 minutes)

Denver: (8th offense, 30th defense) – E. Mudiay/G. Harris/D. Gallinari/W. Chandler/N. Jokic (2.1 net rating in 115 minutes)

Portland: (12th offense, 25th defense) – D. Lillard/C. McCollum/M. Harkless/E. Davis/M. Plumlee (-6.4 net rating in 81 minutes)

Minnesota: (11th offense, 28th defense) – R. Rubio/Z. LaVine/A. Wiggins/G. Dieng/K. Towns (2.5 net rating in 388 minutes)


Golden State: (5th offense, 2nd defense) – S. Curry/K. Thompson/K. Durant/D. Green/Z. Pachulia (27.2 net rating in 136 minutes)

LA: (9th offense, 23rd defense) – C. Paul/J. Redick/L. Mbah a Moute/B. Griffin/D. Jordan (-7.1 net rating in 85 minutes)

Sacramento: (21st offense, 20th defense) – D. Collison/B. McLemore/M. Barnes/D. Cousins/K. Koufos (-38.7 net rating in 54 minutes)

Los Angeles: (29th offense, 29th defense) – D. Russell/N. Young/L. Deng/J. Randle/T. Mozgov (7.5 net rating in 117 minutes)

Phoenix: (23rd offense, 27th defense) – E. Bledsoe/D. Booker/P. Tucker/M. Chriss/T. Chandler (-7.0 net rating in 219 minutes)


San Antonio: (4th offense, 1st defense) – T. Parker/D. Green/K. Leonard/L. Aldridge/P. Gasol (10.1 net rating in 120 minutes)

Houston: (2nd offense, 5th defense) – J. Harden/P. Beverley/T. Ariza/R. Anderson/C. Capela (20.8 net rating in 119 minutes)

Memphis: (20th offense, 3rd defense) – A. Harrison/T. Allen/T. Williams/J. Green/M. Gasol (-7.5 net rating in 95 minutes)

New Orleans: (27th offense, 14th defense) – J. Holiday/B. Hield/S. Hill/A. Davis/A. Ajinca (-6.0 net rating in 53 minutes)

Dallas: (14th offense, 26th defense) – D. Williams/W. Matthews/H. Barnes/D. Finney-Smith/S. Mejri (0.6 net rating in 130 minutes)


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