Russell Westbrook Is Really Worth $344 Million, And Other Tales Of The NBA’s New Salary Cap | FiveThirtyEight

FiveThirtyEight (07/01/2016)
  • FiveThirtyEight updated its CARMELO Projections, which forecast every NBA players (excluding rookies) performance value (assuming no salary cap) for the next 5 years based on comparisons to similar former NBA players and each current player’s Box Plus/Minus (BPM).
  • BPM is a measure of how much a player contributes (on offense and defense) per 100 possessions.
  • The model projects the 5-yr value for all NBA players including Stephen Curry ($404M), LeBron ($309M), and Russell Westbrook ($404M).
  • Check out CARMELO.