Mar 12 2017


The trade deadline has come and gone, and every team has played at least 64 games, so here are the 16-game splits for games 49-64 (asterisks placed on teams that would make the postseason if only six teams made it per conference):

As I did for the START, OLD YEAR, and ALL-STAR BREAK/MIDSEASON reviews, I will run through each team’s offensive and defensive rankings (efficiency); the time period here will be from February 2 through March 11. I’ll also add in the most used lineup during that timespan, with net efficiency and minutes played.

This month, I’ll be highlighting players in the most used lineups that did not start the 2016-2017 season with the team they are currently on.

Here are the offensive and defensive efficiency rankings for the entire season through March 11 all in one place:


Boston: (15th offense, 9th defense) – I. Thomas/J. Brown/J. Crowder/A. Johnson/A. Horford (15.2 net rating in 63 minutes)

Toronto: (22nd offense, 12th defense) – C. Joseph/D. DeRozan/D. Carroll/S. Ibaka/J.Valanciunas (-3.5 net rating in 104 minutes)

New York: (19th offense, 29th defense) – D. Rose/C. Lee/C. Anthony/K. Porzingis/W. Hernangomez (-5.0 net rating in 99 minutes)

Philadelphia: (29th offense, 23rd defense) – T. McConnell/G. Henderson/R. Covington/D. Saric/J. Okafor (-7.1 net rating in 50 minutes)

Brooklyn: (27th offense, 20th defense) – S. Dinwiddie/R. Foye/B. Bogdanovic/R. Hollis-Jefferson/B. Lopez (-0.8 net rating in 60 minutes)


Cleveland: (1st offense, 30th defense) – K. Irving/I. Shumpert/L. James/C. Frye/T. Thompson (-0.5 net rating in 77 minutes)

Detroit: (20th offense, 7th defense) – R. Jackson/K. Caldwell-Pope/M. Morris/J. Leuer/A. Drummond (-10.4 net rating in 232 minutes)

Milwaukee: (6th offense, 14th defense) – M. Dellavedova/T. Snell/G. Antetokounmpo/M. Beasley/T. Maker (10.1 net rating in 48 minutes)

Chicago: (25th offense, 24th defense) – J. Grant/D. Wade/J. Butler/B. Portis/R. Lopez (-2.7 net rating in 57 minutes)

Indiana: (17th offense, 18th defense) – J. Teague/C. Miles/P. George/T. Young/M. Turner (13.7 net rating in 138 minutes)


Washington: (5th offense, 16th defense) – J. Wall/B. Beal/O. Porter Jr./M. Morris/M. Gortat (13.8 net rating in 321 minutes)

Miami: (4th offense, 5th defense) – G. Dragic/D. Waiters/R. McGruder/L. Babbitt/H. Whiteside (3.5 net rating in 124 minutes)

Atlanta: (23rd offense, 8th defense) – D. Schroder/K. Bazemore/T. Hardaway Jr./P. Millsap/D. Howard (2.2 net rating in 142 minutes)

Charlotte: (13th offense, 10th defense) – K. Walker/N. Batum/M. Kidd-Gilchrist/M. Williams/F. Kaminsky (0.3 net rating in 161 minutes)

Orlando: (28th offense, 25th defense) – E. Payton/E. Fournier/T. Ross/A. Gordon/N. Vucevic (16.7 net rating in 107 minutes)


Utah: (10th offense, 3rd defense) – G. Hill/J. Ingles/G. Hayward/D. Favors/R. Gobert (31.2 net rating in 85 minutes)

Denver: (3rd offense, 27th defense) – J. Nelson/G. Harris/D. Gallinari/W. Chandler/N. Jokic (4.2 net rating in 106 minutes)

Minnesota: (7th offense, 13th defense) – R. Rubio/B. Rush/A. Wiggins/G. Dieng/K. Towns (0.9 net rating in 250 minutes)

Oklahoma City: (12th offense, 17th defense) – R. Westbrook/V. Oladipo/A. Roberson/D. Sabonis/S. Adams (5.0 net rating in 100 minutes)

Portland: (8th offense, 28th defense) – D. Lillard/C. McCollum/M. Harkless/N. Vonleh/J. Nurkic (6.6 net rating in 99 minutes)


Golden State: (9th offense, 2nd defense) – S. Curry/K. Thompson/P. McCaw/D. Green/Z. Pachulia (11.9 net rating in 79 minutes)

LA: (11th offense, 19th defense) – C. Paul/J. Redick/L. Mbah a Moute/B. Griffin/D. Jordan (5.9 net rating in 159 minutes)

Sacramento: (24th offense, 15th defense) – D. Collison/B. McLemore/A. Afflalo/D. Cousins/K. Koufos (-20.0 net rating in 85 minutes)

Phoenix: (21st offense, 21st defense) – E. Bledsoe/D. Booker/T. Warren/M. Chriss/A. Len (-16.9 net rating in 122 minutes)

Los Angeles: (26th offense, 26th defense) – D. Russell/N. Young/B. Ingram/J. Randle/T. Black (-13.2 net rating in 135 minutes)


San Antonio: (18th offense, 1st defense) – T. Parker/D. Green/K. Leonard/L. Aldridge/D. Dedmon (12.4 net rating in 137 minutes)

Houston: (2nd offense, 11th defense) – J. Harden/P. Beverley/T. Ariza/R. Anderson/C. Capela (22.5 net rating in 154 minutes)

Dallas: (16th offense, 4th defense) – Y. Ferrell/S. Curry/W. Matthews/H. Barnes/D. Nowitzki (-3.3 net rating in 156 minutes)

Memphis: (14th offense, 22nd defense) – M. Conley/T. Allen/C. Parsons/J. Green/M. Gasol (-4.8 net rating in 115 minutes)

New Orleans: (30th offense, 6th defense) – J. Holiday/H. Thompson/S. Hill/A. Davis/D. Cousins (7.6 net rating in 81 minutes)


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