|PLAYER||Playoff Eff||Rnk||Season PER||Rnk||College||Rnk||College/other|
|LeBron James, MIA||29.6||1st||29.4||1st||na||St. Vincent/Mary HS|
|Tim Duncan, SA||21.1||2nd||21.4||3rd||79th/2009||13th||Wake Forest|
|Dwyane Wade, MIA||18.5||3rd||22.1||2nd||3rd/2003||2nd||Marquette|
|Chris Bosh, MIA||16.8||4th||19.1||6th||25th/2003||10th||Georgia Tech|
|Kawhi Leonard, SA||16.5||5th||19.4||5th||17th/2011||8th||San Diego State|
|Manu Ginobili, SA||14.6||6th||20.1||4th||na||Argentina|
|Tiago Splitter, SA||14.3||7th||16.6||11th||na||Brazil|
|Tony Parker, SA||13.8||8th||19.0||7th||na||France|
|Boris Diaw, SA||12.1||9th||14.1||15th||na||France|
|Chris Andersen, MIA||11.6||10th||18.6||9th||na||Blinn College|
|Danny Green, SA||10.9||11th||13.9||17th||42nd/2009||11th||North Carolina|
|Mario Chalmers, MIA||9.9||12th||14.1||16th||4th/2008||4th||Kansas|
|Ray Allen, MIA||9.5||13th||12.8||18th||na||Connecticut|
|Marco Belinelli, SA||6.2||14th||15.1||13th||na||Italy|
|Patty Mills, SA||6||15th||18.8||8th||349th/2009||17th||Saint Mary’s|
|Norris Cole, MIA||5.3||16th||8.8||27th||3rd / 2011||3rd||Cleveland State|
|Udonis Haslem, MIA||4.8||17th||10.6||24th||na||Florida|
|Rashard Lewis, MIA||4.4||18th||10.7||23rd||na||Elsik HS (TX)|
|James Jones, MIA||3.7||19th||15.5||12th||98th/2003||7th||Miami (FL)|
|Aron Baynes, SA||3.4||20th||9.8||25th||na||Washington State|
|Shane Battier, MIA||3.2||21st||8.7||DNP||na||Duke|
|Cory Joseph, SA||3.1||22nd||14.7||14th||146th/2011||14th||Texas|
|Greg Oden, MIA||3||23rd||12.4||19th||24th/2007||9th||Ohio State|
|Matt Bonner, SA||1.6||25th||11.3||20th||52nd/2003||12th||Florida|
|Jeff Ayres, SA||1.6||24th||11.2||21st||na||Arizona State|
|Toney Douglas, MIA||1||26th||9.2||26th||8th/2009||6th||Florida State|
|Michael Beasley, MIA||0.7||27th||16.8||10th||1st/2008||1st||Kansas State|
|Damion James, SA||0.0||DNP||4.1||DNP||4th/2010||5th||Texas|
|Justin Hamilton, MIA||0.0||DNP||8.0||DNP||205th/2012||15th||LSU|
|Austin Daye, SA||0||DNP||11.1||22nd||254th/2009||16th||Gonzaga|
PLAYOFFS. NBA Efficiency is a figure used by NBA coaches to evaluate each player’s game. It gives one point for every good stat the player has and takes away a point for every bad thing he does. James has been by far the best playoff player on either roster based on an average playoff game of 27.1 points + 6.8 rebounds + 5.0 assists + 1.8 steals +0.6 blocked shots – 2.8 turnovers – 7.3 field goals missed – 1.7 free throws missed = 29.6 Efficiency.
That easily tops second-ranked Duncan (21.1), Wade (18.5), Chris Bosh (16.8), Kawhi Leonard (16.5) and Manu Ginobili (14.6).
REGULAR SEASON. When we go to Hollinger’s PER Ratings for the Regular season, the top three are the same but with Wade rating as better than Duncan. The next three are also the same three, but in reverse order– 4. Ginobili, 5. Leonard, and 6. Bosh.
COLLEGE. For those who like their old college’s former players, the Value Add rankings only go back to 2003. That was the year Dwyane Wade of Marquette was the third best player in the country–getting the second highest ranking of anyone on the court in the Finals. However, the top Value Add player in the Finals is Kansas States’ Michael Beasley, who was the top Value Add player in the country during his 2008 season, but has struggled with drugs and other issues since being drafted.
The Heat did a pretty good scouting job to find Norris Cole out of Cleveland State, who was an unknown to most but the third best player in 2011 according to Value Add with the third highest mark of anyone on the court for the playoffs. The next best Value Add players are: 4. Mario Chalmers (4th at Kansas in 2008); 5. Damion James (4th best while at Texas in 2010); and 6. Toney Douglas (8th best while at Florida State in 2009).
Ray Allen and other greats played before Value Add’s first year (2003), LeBron James went straight from high school to the NBA, and the Spurs in particular have brought many players from overseas.
Hopefully the Heat’s Chalmers and Beasley can put away the Kansas St-Kansas rivalry to work together for the Heat and Udonis Haslem and Matt Bonner can put away any old Miami Hurricanes allegiances to battle each other. There does not seem to be any problem with Tony Parker and Boris Diaw of France working together for the Spurs, and we assume Cory Joseph and Damion James could work together as former Texas Longhorns turned Spurs if either made it on the court.