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Approximate Value Leaders: 2016-17 NBA Season

Approximate Value (AV) is an advanced basketball statistics developed by Dean Oliver that is an attempt to put a single number on the seasonal value of a player. 

It is calculated as:

  • Credits = (PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK - FG missed - FT missed - TO)
  • AV = (Credits ^ 3/4)/21

The higher the number the better but can be compared to the following list to determine the type of season the player had:

  • 20+: an exceptional MVP season.
  • 17-18: a strong MVP candidate or an ordinary MVP season.
  • 16:an MVP candidate.
  • 15: a definite All-Star who is a marginal MVP candidate.
  • 14: a probable All-Star.
  • 13: a marginal All-Star.
  • 12: a very fine season; an All-Star candidate.
  • 11: an above average regular; an excellent player playing about 1800 minutes.
  • 10: an average regular or a very good sixth man.
  • 9: an average regular or a good sixth man.
  • 8: a fair regular or an average sixth man.
  • 6-7: an average bench player or a good player playing under 1500 minutes.
  • 4-5: a player who plays about 1000 minutes and who doesn't deserve many more.
  • 3 or less: usually indicate players who are unimpressive in limited playing time.

Note: This statistic is generally only used to review a season after completion as AV will be low during the season. 


CHANGE SEASON: 
Player Approximate Value Leaders
PlayerTeamCreditsApproximate Value
1Russell WestbrookOKC2,74118
2James HardenHOU2,62317.5
3Karl-Anthony TownsMIN2,48516.8
4Anthony DavisNO2,33616
5LeBron JamesCLE2,29115.8
6Giannis AntetokounmpoMIL2,27015.7
7Rudy GobertUTA2,00914.3
8Stephen CurryGS1,99214.2
9Hassan WhitesideMIA1,95514
10John WallWAS1,95314
11Jimmy ButlerCHI1,94614
12DeAndre JordanLAC1,92313.8
13Isaiah ThomasBOS1,87513.6
14Kevin DurantGS1,87213.6
15Kawhi LeonardSA1,87213.6
16Nikola JokicDEN1,84313.4
17Damian LillardPOR1,83913.4
18Andre DrummondDET1,72512.7
19DeMar DeRozanTOR1,68112.5
20Paul GeorgeIND1,68012.5
21Kemba WalkerCHA1,65012.3
22Kyrie IrvingCLE1,61112.1
23Dwight HowardATL1,60912.1
24DeMarcus CousinsNO1,58011.9
25Jeff TeagueIND1,57911.9
26C.J. McCollumPOR1,57811.9
27Marc GasolMEM1,56511.8
28Draymond GreenGS1,54311.7
29Myles TurnerIND1,52611.6
30Gordon HaywardUTA1,52211.6
31Nikola VucevicORL1,51511.6
32Chris PaulLAC1,51211.5
33Marcin GortatWAS1,49511.4
34Bradley BealWAS1,48911.4
35Blake GriffinLAC1,45811.2
36Mike ConleyMEM1,44711.2
37Kyle LowryTOR1,42411
38Jonas ValanciunasTOR1,41711
39Otto PorterWAS1,41511
40Brook LopezBKN1,41011
41Goran DragicMIA1,40710.9
42Carmelo AnthonyNY1,40210.9
43Klay ThompsonGS1,40110.9
44Nicolas BatumCHA1,39910.9
45Paul MillsapATL1,38910.8
46Andrew WigginsMIN1,38410.8
47Eric BledsoePHO1,37110.7
48Elfrid PaytonORL1,36510.7
49Ricky RubioMIN1,34610.6
50Kevin LoveCLE1,34110.6
51LaMarcus AldridgeSA1,34110.6
52Gorgui DiengMIN1,33710.5
53Al HorfordBOS1,32810.5
54Julius RandleLAL1,31410.4
55Tobias HarrisDET1,29310.3
56Dennis SchroderATL1,29010.2
57Harrison BarnesDAL1,28710.2
58Greg MonroeMIL1,26110.1
59Steven AdamsOKC1,24410
60Kristaps PorzingisNY1,2309.9
61Tristan ThompsonCLE1,1999.7
62Devin BookerPHO1,1969.7
63Jrue HolidayNO1,1949.7
64Markieff MorrisWAS1,1609.5
65Michael Kidd-GilchristCHA1,1599.5
66Trevor ArizaHOU1,1589.5
67Jae CrowderBOS1,1579.4
68James JohnsonMIA1,1549.4
69Clint CapelaHOU1,1499.4
70Enes KanterOKC1,1339.3
71Wilson ChandlerDEN1,1269.3
72Danilo GallinariDEN1,1259.3
73Zach RandolphMEM1,1149.2
74Pau GasolSA1,1019.1
75Marvin WilliamsCHA1,0809
76Trevor BookerBKN1,0728.9
77Thaddeus YoungIND1,0668.9
78Robin LopezCHI1,0618.9
79Aaron GordonORL1,0578.8
80Derrick RoseNY1,0488.8
81Dario SaricPHI1,0458.8
82Tyler JohnsonMIA1,0408.7
83T.J. McConnellPHI1,0338.7
84JaMychal GreenMEM1,0228.6
85Patrick BeverleyHOU1,0008.5
86Robert CovingtonPHI9968.4
87Marcus MorrisDET9958.4
88Jabari ParkerMIL9898.4
89Dwyane WadeCHI9848.4
90Marcus SmartBOS9778.3
91T.J. WarrenPHO9778.3
92Serge IbakaTOR9738.3
93Andre IguodalaGS9708.3
94Jordan ClarksonLAL9698.3
95Tim Hardaway Jr.ATL9668.3
96Mason PlumleeDEN9648.2
97Victor OladipoOKC9558.2
98Cody ZellerCHA9448.1
99Ish SmithDET9438.1
100Rajon RondoCHI9438.1
101Eric GordonHOU9428.1
102Evan FournierORL9318
103Darren CollisonSAC9298
104David LeeSA9248
105Rondae Hollis-JeffersonBKN9218
106Jon LeuerDET9208
107Malcolm BrogdonMIL9187.9
108Kentavious Caldwell-PopeDET9157.9
109Maurice HarklessPOR9137.9
110Courtney LeeNY9127.9
111Alex LenPHO9107.9
112Guillermo HernangómezNY9087.9
113J.J. RedickLAC9077.9
114Lou WilliamsHOU9007.8
115Avery BradleyBOS9007.8
116Kyle O'QuinnNY8987.8
117Wesley MatthewsDAL8987.8
118Ryan AndersonHOU8967.8
119Kenneth FariedDEN8827.7
120Kelly OlynykBOS8827.7
121Seth CurryDAL8797.7
122D'Angelo RussellLAL8787.7
123Bismack BiyomboORL8767.7
124Amir JohnsonBOS8727.6
125Frank KaminskyCHA8587.5
126Tyson ChandlerPHO8507.5
127Gary HarrisDEN8497.5
128Will BartonDEN8467.5
129Jameer NelsonDEN8447.5
130Dewayne DedmonSA8387.4
131Nikola MiroticCHI8357.4
132Dirk NowitzkiDAL8257.3
133Marreese SpeightsLAC8247.3
134Cory JosephTOR8217.3
135George HillUTA8207.3
136Ty LawsonSAC8177.3
137Andre RobersonOKC8157.3
138Allen CrabbePOR8147.3
139Tony AllenMEM8057.2
140Sean KilpatrickBKN8047.2
141Zaza PachuliaGS8027.2
142Joe InglesUTA7987.1
143Taj GibsonOKC7937.1
144Larry Nance Jr.LAL7887.1
145Patty MillsSA7847.1
146Willie Cauley-SteinSAC7817
147Marquese ChrissPHO7747
148Al-Farouq AminuPOR7697
149Richaun HolmesPHI7566.9
150Kent BazemoreATL7526.8
151Jamal CrawfordLAC7516.8
152C.J. MilesIND7476.8
153Zach LaVineMIN7476.8
154Nene HilarioHOU7456.8
155Kosta KoufosSAC7436.8
156Channing FryeCLE7366.7
157Tony SnellMIL7356.7
158Austin RiversLAC7306.7
159Joe JohnsonUTA7206.6
160Dwight PowellDAL7206.6
161Marco BelinelliCHA7196.6
162Solomon HillNO7136.6
163Jamal MurrayDEN7086.5
164Nik StauskasPHI7086.5
165Brandon IngramLAL7006.5
166Monta EllisIND6956.4
167E'Twaun MooreNO6836.4
168DeMarre CarrollTOR6826.4
169Evan TurnerPOR6816.3
170Justin HolidayNY6686.3
171Vince CarterMEM6686.3
172Jeremy LambCHA6676.2
173Terrence JonesMIL6656.2
174Montrezl HarrellHOU6636.2
175Tim FrazierNO6616.2
176Matthew DellavedovaMIL6606.2
177Reggie JacksonDET6516.1
178Thabo SefoloshaATL6496.1
179Tony ParkerSA6476.1
180Raymond FeltonLAC6466.1
181Shabazz MuhammadMIN6466.1
182Bojan BogdanovicWAS6416.1
183P.J. TuckerTOR6406.1
184Joel EmbiidPHI6406.1
185Nick YoungLAL6286
186Garrett TempleSAC6276
187Sam DekkerHOU6266
188Sergio RodríguezPHI6215.9
189Danny GreenSA6185.9
190Al JeffersonIND6165.9
191John HensonMIL6165.9
192Dion WaitersMIA6145.9
193JaVale McGeeGS6135.9
194Rodney HoodUTA6115.9
195Tarik BlackLAL6105.8
196Derrick FavorsUTA6065.8
197Willie ReedMIA6055.8
198Mike MuscalaATL6025.8
199Gerald HendersonPHI6005.8
200Joakim NoahNY6005.8
201Iman ShumpertCLE5985.8
202Dante CunninghamNO5925.7
203Patrick PattersonTOR5925.7
204Brandon JenningsWAS5895.7
205Rodney McGruderMIA5885.7
206Aron BaynesDET5855.7
207Jahlil OkaforPHI5855.7
208Spencer DinwiddieBKN5815.6
209Matt BarnesGS5745.6
210Norman PowellTOR5715.6
211Rudy GaySAC5705.6
212Justin HamiltonBKN5705.6
213Manu GinobiliSA5705.6
214Noah VonlehPOR5645.5
215Jeremy LinBKN5625.5
216Jason SmithWAS5615.5
217James Ennis IIIMEM5595.5
218Lucas NogueiraTOR5585.5
219Anthony TolliverSAC5565.5
220Deron WilliamsCLE5545.4
221Kelly Oubre Jr.WAS5545.4
222Josh RichardsonMIA5545.4
223Jared DudleyPHO5545.4
224David WestGS5515.4
225Emmanuel MudiayDEN5505.4
226Cristiano FelicioCHI5505.4
227Luc Richard Mbah a MouteLAC5485.4
228Jeff GreenORL5475.4
229Bobby PortisCHI5465.4
230Michael BeasleyMIL5465.4
231Luol DengLAL5425.3
232Glenn Robinson IIIIND5335.3
233D.J. AugustinORL5325.3
234Caris LeVertBKN5295.3
235Isaiah WhiteheadBKN5295.3
236Wayne EllingtonMIA5285.2
237Domantas SabonisOKC5245.2
238Shaun LivingstonGS5145.1
239Jaylen BrownBOS5145.1
240Salah MejriDAL5145.1
241Alan WilliamsPHO5125.1
242Timofey MozgovLAL5095.1
243Nemanja BjelicaMIN5065.1
244Terrence RossORL5055.1
245Terry RozierBOS5035.1
246Richard JeffersonCLE4955
247Ian ClarkGS4945
248Jonathon SimmonsSA4884.9
249Jonas JerebkoBOS4864.9
250Meyers LeonardPOR4784.9
251Tyler UlisPHO4724.8
252Devin HarrisDAL4664.8
253Andrew HarrisonMEM4594.7
254Arron AfflaloSAC4594.7
255Kyle AndersonSA4564.7
256Kris DunnMIN4544.7
257Jusuf NurkicPOR4544.7
258Brandon KnightPHO4494.6
259Dorian Finney-SmithDAL4474.6
260Khris MiddletonMIL4364.5
261Jerian GrantCHI4324.5
262Shelvin MackUTA4304.5
263Trey LylesUTA4244.4
264Buddy HieldSAC4184.4
265Boris DiawUTA4164.4
266Timothé Luwawu-CabarrotPHI4044.3
267J.J. BareaDAL4024.3
268Jason TerryMIL3984.2
269Randy FoyeBKN3954.2
270Malcolm DelaneyATL3914.2
271Joe HarrisBKN3904.2
272Doug McDermottOKC3904.2
273Juancho HernangómezDEN3904.2
274Stanley JohnsonDET3894.2
275Langston GallowaySAC3864.1
276Mindaugas KuzminskasNY3864.1
277Danté ExumUTA3844.1
278Ben McLemoreSAC3844.1
279Nerlens NoelDAL3834.1
280Mirza TeletovicMIL3774.1
281Ed DavisPOR3724
282Leandro BarbosaPHO3704
283Taurean PrinceATL3654
284Lavoy AllenIND3654
285Ivica ZubacLAL3613.9
286Thomas RobinsonLAL3583.9
287Pascal SiakamTOR3573.9
288Troy DanielsMEM3553.9
289Kris HumphriesATL3553.9
290Joffrey LauvergneCHI3503.9
291Brandon BassLAC3483.8
292Skal LabissiereSAC3473.8
293Michael Carter-WilliamsCHI3453.8
294Spencer HawesMIL3433.8
295Luke BabbittMIA3353.7
296Álex AbrinesOKC3323.7
297Tyus JonesMIN3313.7
298Justin AndersonPHI3303.7
299Roy HibbertDEN3283.7
300Davis BertansSA3263.7
301Kyle KorverCLE3243.6
302Patrick McCawGS3233.6
303C.J. WatsonORL3213.6
304J.R. SmithCLE3133.5
305Alexis AjincaNO3073.5
306Ramon SessionsCHA3073.5
307Denzel ValentineCHI3033.5
308Aaron BrooksIND2983.4
309Wesley JohnsonLAC2983.4
310Lance ThomasNY2983.4
311Kevin SeraphinIND2983.4
312Darrell ArthurDEN2973.4
313Andrew BogutCLE2903.3
314Jodie MeeksORL2893.3
315Mario HezonjaORL2893.3
316Ian MahinmiWAS2883.3
317Corey BrewerLAL2853.3
318Beno UdrihDET2853.3
319Jakob PoeltlTOR2763.2
320Cole AldrichMIN2713.2
321Boban MarjanovicDET2673.1
322Thon MakerMIL2673.1
323Tyreke EvansSAC2643.1
324Ron BakerNY2573.1
325Tyler ZellerBOS2553
326Alec BurksUTA2543
327Trey BurkeWAS2543
328Luis ScolaBKN2523
329Paul ZipserCHI2503
330Jeff WitheyUTA2483
331Brandan WrightMEM2392.9
332Kevon LooneyGS2392.9
333Brandon RushMIN2362.9
334Semaj ChristonOKC2332.8
335Rodney StuckeyIND2322.8
336Jarell MartinMEM2302.8
337Tomas SatoranskyWAS2272.8
338Gerald GreenBOS2252.8
339DeAndre LigginsDAL2182.7
340Shabazz NapierPOR2172.7
341Omer AsikNO2142.7
342Derrick Jones Jr.PHO2092.6
343James Michael McAdooGS2072.6
344Marcus ThorntonBKN2032.6
345Nicolás BrussinoDAL1962.5
346Chandler ParsonsMEM1952.5
347Hollis ThompsonNO1922.5
348Delon WrightTOR1882.4
349Georgios PapagiannisSAC1792.3
350Donatas MotiejunasNO1762.3
351Reggie BullockDET1692.2
352Omri CasspiMIN1662.2
353Dragan BenderPHO1612.2
354Toney DouglasMEM1572.1
355Isaiah CanaanCHI1572.1
356Anthony MorrowCHI1562.1
357Kay FelderCLE1502
358Okaro WhiteMIA1472
359Josh McRobertsMIA1452
360Anthony BennettBKN1371.9
361Brian RobertsCHA1361.9
362James JonesCLE1351.9
363Derrick WilliamsCLE1331.9
364Pat ConnaughtonPOR1321.9
365Sasha VujacicNY1321.9
366Rashad VaughnMIL1271.8
367Maurice NdourNY1261.8
368DeAndre' BembryATL1251.8
369Raul NetoUTA1241.8
370Jordan McRaeCLE1221.7
371Dejounte MurraySA1211.7
372Troy WilliamsHOU1161.7
373Wade Baldwin IVMEM1141.7
374Fred VanVleetTOR1121.6
375José CalderónATL1101.6
376Mike DunleavyATL1081.6
377Deyonta DavisMEM1011.5
378Miles PlumleeCHA1001.5
379Sheldon McClellanWAS951.4
380Kyle SinglerOKC931.4
381Darrun HilliardDET921.4
382Rakeem ChristmasIND881.4
383Paul PierceLAC871.4
384Marcelo HuertasHOU811.3
385K.J. McDanielsBKN811.3
386Damjan RudezORL741.2
387Marshall PlumleeNY731.2
388James YoungBOS701.2
389Malik BeasleyDEN681.1
390Bryn ForbesSA671.1
391Malachi RichardsonSAC671.1
392Andrew NicholsonBKN651.1
393Treveon GrahamCHA631.1
394Alan AndersonLAC631.1
395A.J. HammonsDAL561
396Jordan MickeyBOS540.9
397Tyler EnnisLAL530.9
398Joe YoungIND490.9
399Jake LaymanPOR460.8
400Bobby BrownHOU410.8
401Metta World PeaceLAL380.7
402C.J. WilcoxORL190.4
403Georges NiangIND140.3
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