Apr 17 2012 12:26PM

And The Award Goes To ...

The numbers have been crunched. The results are in.

And with two weeks of regular-season basketball left, it's high time to see who the advanced stats say are the NBA award winners.

You know we love Player Efficiency Ratings and Regularized Adjusted Plus Minus scores here. So by using the best box-score and plus-minus statistics around, I figured out an advanced-stats wins formula for this purpose by simply dividing Estimated Wins Added by two, adding that number with Victory Value and dividing that total by two.

Since there aren't any good box-score formulas for defensive awards, I went strictly with RAPM via defensive Victory Value to determine those award winners.

Enjoy the results! The first number listed is advanced-stats wins followed by PER, RAPM and minutes played in parentheses.


MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

1. LeBron James, Heat 8.81 wins (30.68 PER, +3.0, 2073)

2. Kevin Durant, Thunder 7.27 wins (26.48 PER, +1.3, 2197)

3. Chris Paul, Clippers 7.21 wins (26.36 PER, +3.6, 1895)

4. Kevin Love, Timberwolves 7.13 wins (25.68 PER, +2.3, 2137)

5. Blake Griffin, Clippers 6.27 wins (23.06 PER, +2.4, 2067)


ALL-NBA

First Team

C Dwight Howard, Magic 6.26 wins (24.28 PER, +1.3, 2070)

F LeBron James, Heat 8.81 wins (30.68 PER, +3.0, 2073)

F Kevin Durant, Thunder 7.27 wins (26.48 PER, +1.3, 2197)

G Kobe Bryant, Lakers 6.15 wins (22.31 PER, +1.5, 2153)

G Chris Paul, Clippers 7.21 wins (26.36 PER, +3.6, 1895)


Second Team

C Andrew Bynum, Lakers 5.28 wins (23.02 PER, +1.1, 1872)

F Kevin Love, Timberwolves 7.13 wins (25.68 PER, +2.3, 2137)

F Blake Griffin, Clippers 6.27 wins (23.06 PER, +2.4, 2067)

G James Harden, Thunder 5.53 wins (20.70 PER, +3.6, 1773)

G Russell Westbrook, Thunder 6.07 wins (23.69 PER, +1.7, 2025)


Third Team

C Marc Gasol, Grizzlies 5.23 wins (18.08 PER, +2.4, 2076)

F LaMarcus Aldridge, Trail Blazers 5.88 wins (22.79 PER, +2.2, 1994)

F Josh Smith, Hawks 5.35 wins (21.14 PER, +1.7, 2041)

G Dwyane Wade, Heat 5.36 wins (26.65 PER, +2.2, 1511)

G Tony Parker, Spurs 5.29 wins (22.01 PER, +3.0, 1699)


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

1. Luol Deng, Bulls 4.02 defensive wins (+2.2, 1925)

2. Andre Iguodala, 76ers 3.59 defensive wins (+1.7, 1951)

3. Marc Gasol, Grizzlies 3.51 defensive wins (+1.4, 2076)


ALL-DEFENSE

First Team

C Marc Gasol, Grizzlies 3.51 defensive wins (+1.4, 2076)

F Gerald Wallace, Nets 3.33 defensive wins (+1.4, 1971)

F Luol Deng, Bulls 4.02 defensive wins (+2.2, 1925)

G Andre Iguodala, 76ers 3.59 defensive wins (+1.7, 1951)

G Jrue Holiday, 76ers 2.97 defensive wins (+1.1, 1928)


Second Team

C Dwight Howard, Magic 2.88 defensive wins (+0.8, 2070)

F Josh Smith, Hawks 3.15 defensive wins (+1.1, 2041)

F LeBron James, Heat 2.89 defensive wins (+0.8, 2073)

G Wesley Matthews, Trail Blazers 2.66 defensive wins (+0.8, 1907)

G Tony Parker, Spurs 2.62 defensive wins (+1.1, 1699)


ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1. Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers 2.94 wins (21.22 PER, -0.9, 1444)

2. Isaiah Thomas, Kings 2.75 wins (17.40 PER, +0.6, 1415)

3. Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves 2.40 wins (14.71 PER, +1.0, 1404)


ALL-ROOKIE

First Team

Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers 2.94 wins (21.22 PER, -0.9, 1444)

Isaiah Thomas, Kings 2.75 wins (17.40 PER, +0.6, 1415)

Ricky Rubio, Timberwolves 2.40 wins (14.71 PER, +1.0, 1404)

Kawhi Leonard, Spurs 2.28 wins (16.68 PER, -0.2, 1326)

Chandler Parsons, Rockets 2.23 wins (13.15 PER, +0.6, 1555)


Second Team

Gustavo Ayon, Hornets 1.68 wins (16.45 PER, +0.7, 939)

Kenneth Faried, Nuggets 1.66 wins (22.27 PER, -1.3, 790)

Derrick Williams, Timberwolves 1.59 wins (13.59 PER, -0.3, 1261)

Klay Thompson, Warriors 1.50 wins (14.24 PER, -0.8, 1227)

Marshon Brooks, Nets 1.46 wins (13.00 PER, -1.0, 1421)


SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR

1. James Harden, Thunder 5.53 wins (20.70 PER, +3.6, 1773)

2. Thaddeus Young, 76ers 3.86 wins (18.40 PER, +2.1, 1573)

3. Louis Williams, 76ers 3.59 wins (20.56 PER, +0.9, 1483)


MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

1. Nikola Pekovic, Timberwolves 2.61 improvement [2.67/0.06]

2. Jeff Teague, Hawks 2.50 improvement [3.41/0.91]

3. Brandon Rush, Warriors 2.42 improvement [3.26/0.84*]

numbers in bracket are advanced-stats wins from the 2011-12 and 2010-11 seasons; * stats shown are from 2009-10 season since that was Brandon Rush's previous personal best.