Dec 02 2016

NBA 2016-2017: START

Our first of five sub-chapters to this season’s NBA Lightweight Report is finally ready for release!

The standings above show each team’s record through the first 16 games of the season; I’ll plan to do 16-game splits throughout the season, 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) through November 29. I’ll also spotlight the most used lineup for each team. First, the offensive and defensive efficiency rankings for the season all in one place:


Toronto: (2nd offense, 22nd defense) – K. Lowry/D. DeRozan/D. Carroll/P. Siakam/J. Valanciunas (2.4 net rating in 174 minutes)

Boston: (9th offense, 18th defense) – I. Thomas/A. Bradley/J. Crowder/A. Johnson/A. Horford (15.4 net rating in 83 minutes)

New York: (14th offense, 27th defense) – D. Rose/C. Lee/C. Anthony/K. Porzingis/J. Noah (-5.0 net rating in 207 minutes)

Brooklyn: (22nd offense, 29th defense) – S. Kilpatrick/B. Bogdanovic/R. Hollis-Jefferson/T. Booker/B. Lopez (-3.8 net rating in 42 minutes)

Philadelphia: (29th offense, 24th defense) – S. Rodriguez/G. Henderson/R. Covington/D. Saric/J. Embiid (2.9 net rating in 69 minutes)


Cleveland: (3rd offense, 17th defense) – K. Irving/J. Smith/L. James/K. Love/T. Thompson (15.8 net rating in 219 minutes)

Chicago: (7th offense, 10th defense) – R. Rondo/D. Wade/J. Butler/T. Gibson/R. Lopez (7.9 net rating in 196 minutes)

Milwaukee: (16th offense, 15th defense) – M. Dellavedova/T. Snell/G. Antetokounmpo/J. Parker/J. Henson (-19.4 net rating in 117 minutes)

Indiana: (23rd offense, 13th defense) – J. Teague/M. Ellis/P. George/T. Young/M. Turner (0.3 net rating in 224 minutes)

Detroit: (21st offense, 5th defense) – I. Smith/K. Caldwell-Pope/T. Harris/M. Morris/A. Drummond (-2.0 net rating in 280 minutes)


Atlanta: (24th offense, 1st defense) – D. Schroder/K. Korver/K. Bazemore/P. Millsap/D. Howard (-9.0 net rating in 184 minutes)

Charlotte: (13th offense, 9th defense) – K. Walker/N. Batum/M. Kidd-Gilchrist/M. Williams/C. Zeller (14.0 net rating in 157 minutes)

Orlando: (30th offense, 6th defense) – E. Payton/E. Fournier/A. Gordon/S. Ibaka/N. Vucevic (-6.6 net rating in 158 minutes)

Washington: (19th offense, 19th defense) – J. Wall/B. Beal/O. Porter/M. Morris/M. Gortat (7.8 net rating in 232 minutes)

Miami: (27th offense, 7th defense) – G. Dragic/D. Waiters/J. Winslow/L. Babbitt/H. Whiteside (7.2 net rating in 87 minutes)


Oklahoma City: (17th offense, 14th defense) – R. Westbrook/V. Oladipo/A. Roberson/D. Sabonis/S. Adams (0.0 net rating in 254 minutes)

Utah: (10th offense, 3rd defense) – G. Hill/R. Hood/G. Hayward/B. Diaw/R. Gobert (24.8 net rating in 57 minutes)

Portland: (8th offense, 30th defense) – D. Lillard/C. McCollum/M. Harkless/A. Aminu/M. Plumlee (15.3 net rating in 108 minutes)

Denver: (18th offense, 21st defense) – E. Mudiay/W. Barton/D. Gallinari/N. Jokic/J. Nurkic (-1.3 net rating in 44 minutes)

Minnesota: (11th offense, 23rd defense) – R. Rubio/Z. LaVine/A. Wiggins/G. Dieng/K. Towns (-10.4 net rating in 222 minutes)


Golden State: (1st offense, 8th defense) – S. Curry/K. Thompson/K. Durant/D. Green/Z. Pachulia (14.0 net rating in 202 minutes)

LA: (5th offense, 2nd defense) – C. Paul/J. Redick/L. Mbah a Moute/B. Griffin/D. Jordan (21.8 net rating in 362 minutes)

Los Angeles: (12th offense, 28th defense) – L. Williams/J. Clarkson/B. Ingram/L. Nance/T. Black (12.8 net rating in 169 minutes)

Sacramento: (15th offense, 25th defense) – T. Lawson/A. Afflalo/R. Gay/D. Cousins/K. Koufos (1.3 net rating in 144 minutes)

Phoenix: (25th offense, 20th defense) – E. Bledsoe/D. Booker/T. Warren/J. Dudley/T. Chandler (1.4 net rating in 114 minutes)


San Antonio: (6th offense, 12th defense) – T. Parker/D. Green/K. Leonard/L. Aldridge/P. Gasol (6.5 net rating in 125 minutes)

Houston: (4th offense, 26th defense) – J. Harden/E. Gordon/T. Ariza/R. Anderson/C. Capela (13.7 net rating in 176 minutes)

Memphis: (26th offense, 4th defense) – M. Conley/J. Ennis/C. Parsons/J. Green/M. Gasol (2.7 net rating in 51 minutes)

New Orleans: (20th offense, 11th defense) – T. Frazier/E. Moore/S. Hill/A. Davis/O. Asik (3.6 net rating in 114 minutes)

Dallas: (28th offense, 16th defense) – J. Barea/W. Matthews/H. Barnes/D. Finney-Smith/A. Bogut (22.4 net rating in 51 minutes)


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