Apr 24 2013 12:59PM

50 Premier Plus-Minus Playoff Performers


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Similar to last year, we are going to take a look at the 50 best players in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, based on their 2012-13 regular season advanced statistics.

The best box-score evaluations to use for this list would be David Williams' Regularized Statistical Plus Minus numbers, which translate traditional stats into a plus-minus score.

I then decided to add that total to something I call Conservative Plus Minus, which combines a player's on-court rating with his net on-off court rating and divides that total by 10. I wanted to combine an actual element of plus-minus with the best simulated model found on any website today.

Some names are omitted from this list because they are injured and out for the playoffs, such as Kobe Bryant (+4.00), Danilo Gallinari (+3.11), David Lee (+2.67) and Rajon Rondo (+1.91).

Also, players who played less than 1000 minutes are not ranked here either, and some of those guys--Derrick Rose, Danny Granger--are not expected to play in the postseason as well.

So without further ado, here are the 50 premier plus-minus playoff performers.

1. LeBron James, Heat power forward, +10.61

2. Kevin Durant, Thunder small forward, +9.62

3. Chris Paul, Clippers point guard, +8.67

4. Tim Duncan, Spurs center, +8.57

5. Dwight Howard, Lakers center, +6.22

6. James Harden, Rockets shooting guard, +5.76

7. Larry Sanders, Bucks center, +5.72

8. Marc Gasol, Grizzlies center, +5.62

9. Dwyane Wade, Heat shooting guard, +5.46

10. Russell Westbrook, Thunder point guard, +5.33

11. Joakim Noah, Bulls center, +5.07

12. Mike Conley, Grizzlies point guard, +4.91

13. Brook Lopez, Nets center, +4.63

14. Serge Ibaka, Thunder power forward, +4.54

15. Tyson Chandler, Knicks center, +4.47

16. Tiago Splitter, Spurs power forward, +4.24

17. Roy Hibbert, Pacers center, +4.12

18. Tony Parker, Spurs point guard, +4.00

19. Blake Griffin, Clippers power forward, +3.89

20. Manu Ginobili, Spurs shooting guard, +3.84

21. Kawhi Leonard, Spurs small forward, +3.77

22. Chris Bosh, Heat center, +3.72

23. Stephen Curry, Warriors poinit guard, +3.57

24. Paul George, Pacers small forward, +3.52

25. David West, Pacers power forward, +3.50

26. Al Horford, Hawks center, +3.49

27. Paul Pierce, Celtics small forward, +3.49

28. Carmelo Anthony, Knicks power forward, +3.38

29. Deron Williams, Nets point guard, +3.24

30. Kenneth Faried, Nuggets power forward, +3.23

31. JaVale McGee, Nuggets center, +3.14

32. George Hill, Pacers point guard, +3.13

33. Omer Asik, Rockets center, +3.12

34. Kosta Koufos, Nuggets center, +3.09

35. Andre Iguodala, Nuggets small forward, +3.03

36. Josh Smith, Hawks power forward, +2.90

37. Kevin Garnett, Celtics center, +2.89

38. DeAndre Jordan, Clippers center, +2.67

39. Mario Chalmers, Heat point guard, +2.59

40. Jason Kidd, Knicks shooting guard, +2.37

41. Pau Gasol, Lakers power forward, +2.33

42. Reggie Evans, Nets power forward, +2.26

43. Thabo Sefolosha, Thunder shooting guard, +2.19

44. Kyle Korver, Hawks small forward, +2.13

45. Ersan Ilyasova, Bucks power forward, +2.11

46. Ty Lawson, Nuggets point guard, +2.06

47. Devin Harris, Hawks shooting guard, +1.53

48. Zach Randolph, Grizzlies power forward, +1.51

49. Danny Green, Spurs shooting guard, +1.40

50. Matt Barnes, Clippers small forward, +1.38