Rivals Top 150 Rankings (current NBA guys who did not make the cut)
Here is a list of the top 15 NBA players (categorized by career PER) who did not make the top 150 in the Rivals Rankings.
Pretty damn good list with Westbrook, Farried, Steph Curry, Lilliard and Paul George just to name a few.
Good list.. But how the hell does McGee have 4th best career PER on this list??? lol
Not sure. But it does highlight the problem of the PER statistic.
Hollinger has set up PER so that the league average, every season, is 15.00, which produces sort of a handy reference guide:
- A Year For the Ages: 35.0
- Runaway MVP Candidate: 30.0
- Strong MVP Candidate: 27.5
- Weak MVP Candidate: 25.0
- Bona fide All-Star: 22.5
- Borderline All-Star: 20.0
- Solid 2nd option: 18.0
- 3rd Banana: 16.5
- Pretty good player: 15.0
- In the rotation: 13.0
- Scrounging for minutes: 11.0
- Definitely renting: 9.0
- The Next Stop: DLeague 5.0
Only 18 times has a player posted a season efficiency rating over 30.0. All of them are between 30.04 and 31.84. Michael Jordan and Lebron James lead with four 30+ seasons, with Shaquille O'Neal and Wilt Chamberlain having accomplished three each, and David Robinson, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Tracy McGrady having accomplished one each. The 2008-2009 season was unique in that it was the only season in which more than one player (LeBron James(31.76),Dwyane Wade(30.46), and Chris Paul(30.04)) posted efficiency ratings of over 30.0.