NBA WAR 2018-2019

Here is Corner Three’s NBA WAR ranking for 2018-2019 (to date). The first of its kind, it takes into account key offensive and defensive indicators that correlate strongly to points scored and points prevented, based on years of data. Each player is then compared to the replacement-level player at his position. Last updated 4/11/2019.

Rk Player Pos Age Tm G WAR
1 James Harden PG 29 HOU 78 16.6
2 Giannis Antetokounmpo PF 24 MIL 72 14.9
3 Paul George SF 28 OKC 77 14.1
4 Damian Lillard PG 28 POR 80 12.1
5 Nikola Jokic C 23 DEN 80 11.8
6 Rudy Gobert C 26 UTA 81 11.8
7 Kevin Durant PF 30 GSW 78 11.8
8 Stephen Curry PG 30 GSW 69 11.7
9 Russell Westbrook PG 30 OKC 73 10.7
10 Nikola Vucevic C 28 ORL 80 10.6
11 LeBron James SF 34 LAL 55 10.5
12 Kyrie Irving PG 26 BOS 67 10.4
13 Karl-Anthony Towns C 23 MIN 77 10.2
14 Anthony Davis C 25 NOP 56 10.0
15 Pascal Siakam PF 24 TOR 80 9.7
16 Kemba Walker PG 28 CHO 82 9.7
17 Bradley Beal SG 25 WAS 82 9.5
18 Kawhi Leonard SF 27 TOR 60 9.5
19 Ben Simmons PG 22 PHI 79 9.5
20 Jrue Holiday SG 28 NOP 67 9.2
21 Blake Griffin PF 29 DET 75 9.1
22 Eric Bledsoe PG 29 MIL 78 9.0
23 Jimmy Butler SF 29 PHI 65 9.0
24 Andre Drummond C 25 DET 79 8.9
25 Mike Conley PG 31 MEM 70 8.8
26 Joel Embiid C 24 PHI 64 8.5
27 Danilo Gallinari SF 30 LAC 68 8.3
28 Danny Green SG 31 TOR 80 8.3
29 Kyle Lowry PG 32 TOR 65 8.2
30 D’Angelo Russell PG 22 BRK 81 8.0
31 Chris Paul PG 33 HOU 58 7.9
32 Thaddeus Young PF 30 IND 81 7.9
33 Joe Ingles PF 31 UTA 82 7.8
34 Luka Doncic SG 19 DAL 72 7.7
35 De’Aaron Fox PG 21 SAC 81 7.7
36 Paul Millsap PF 33 DEN 70 7.5
37 Jusuf Nurkic C 24 POR 72 7.5
38 DeMar DeRozan SG 29 SAS 77 7.4
39 Tobias Harris PF 26 PHI 82 7.4
40 Donovan Mitchell SG 22 UTA 77 7.4
41 Steven Adams C 25 OKC 80 7.3
42 Clint Capela C 24 HOU 67 7.2
43 Khris Middleton SF 27 MIL 77 7.1
44 Marcus Smart SG 24 BOS 80 7.1
45 Al Horford C 32 BOS 68 7.0
46 Buddy Hield SG 26 SAC 82 7.0
47 LaMarcus Aldridge C 33 SAS 81 6.9
48 Montrezl Harrell C 25 LAC 82 6.8
49 Brook Lopez C 30 MIL 81 6.8
50 Marc Gasol C 34 TOR 79 6.7
51 Jerami Grant PF 24 OKC 80 6.7
52 Josh Richardson SG 25 MIA 73 6.7
53 Draymond Green PF 28 GSW 66 6.7
54 Julius Randle PF 24 NOP 73 6.7
55 Aaron Gordon PF 23 ORL 78 6.7
56 Patrick Beverley PG 30 LAC 78 6.7
57 Jeremy Lamb SG 26 CHO 79 6.6
58 Darren Collison PG 31 IND 76 6.5
59 Al-Farouq Aminu PF 28 POR 81 6.5
60 P.J. Tucker PF 33 HOU 82 6.4
61 Bojan Bogdanovic SF 29 IND 81 6.4
62 Malcolm Brogdon SG 26 MIL 64 6.3
63 Jayson Tatum SF 20 BOS 79 6.3
64 Derrick Favors C 27 UTA 76 6.3
65 CJ McCollum SG 27 POR 70 6.2
66 Klay Thompson SG 28 GSW 78 6.2
67 Rudy Gay PF 32 SAS 69 6.1
68 Nemanja Bjelica PF 30 SAC 77 6.1
69 Jamal Murray PG 21 DEN 75 6.1
70 John Collins PF 21 ATL 61 6.1
71 Myles Turner C 22 IND 74 6.1
72 Monte Morris PG 23 DEN 82 6.1
73 D.J. Augustin PG 31 ORL 81 6.0
74 J.J. Redick SG 34 PHI 76 6.0
75 Willie Cauley-Stein C 25 SAC 81 6.0
76 Devin Booker SG 22 PHO 64 5.9
77 Lou Williams SG 32 LAC 75 5.8
78 DeAndre Jordan C 30 NYK 69 5.8
79 Joe Harris SG 27 BRK 76 5.7
80 Domantas Sabonis C 22 IND 74 5.7
81 Kelly Olynyk PF 27 MIA 79 5.7
82 Andre Iguodala SF 35 GSW 68 5.6
83 Dwight Powell C 27 DAL 77 5.6
84 Jarrett Allen C 20 BRK 80 5.5
85 Nicolas Batum SF 30 CHO 75 5.5
86 Davis Bertans PF 26 SAS 76 5.4
87 Terrence Ross SG 27 ORL 81 5.4
88 Mitchell Robinson C 20 NYK 66 5.4
89 Delon Wright PG 26 MEM 75 5.4
90 Derrick White PG 24 SAS 67 5.4
91 Taj Gibson PF 33 MIN 70 5.3
92 Marvin Williams PF 32 CHO 75 5.3
93 Bam Adebayo C 21 MIA 82 5.3
94 Otto Porter SF 25 CHI 56 5.3
95 Tomas Satoransky PG 27 WAS 80 5.3
96 Reggie Jackson PG 28 DET 82 5.2
97 Gordon Hayward PF 28 BOS 72 5.2
98 Mason Plumlee C 28 DEN 82 5.1
99 Jae Crowder SF 28 UTA 80 5.1
100 Justise Winslow SF 22 MIA 66 5.1
101 Larry Nance C 26 CLE 67 5.1
102 Zach LaVine SG 23 CHI 63 5.0
103 Mikal Bridges SF 22 PHO 82 5.0
104 Hassan Whiteside C 29 MIA 72 5.0
105 Robert Covington SF 28 MIN 35 5.0
106 Ricky Rubio PG 28 UTA 68 4.9
107 Fred VanVleet PG 24 TOR 64 4.9
108 Maurice Harkless SF 25 POR 60 4.9
109 Maxi Kleber PF 27 DAL 71 4.9
110 Kevon Looney C 22 GSW 80 4.9
111 Jonathan Isaac PF 21 ORL 75 4.8
112 Noah Vonleh PF 23 NYK 68 4.7
113 Cory Joseph PG 27 IND 82 4.7
114 Victor Oladipo SG 26 IND 36 4.6
115 Nikola Mirotic PF 27 MIL 46 4.5
116 Kyle Kuzma PF 23 LAL 70 4.5
117 Deandre Ayton C 20 PHO 71 4.5
118 Harrison Barnes SF 26 SAC 77 4.5
119 Evan Fournier SG 26 ORL 81 4.5
120 Bogdan Bogdanovic SG 26 SAC 70 4.5
121 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 25 LAL 82 4.5
122 Jaren Jackson PF 19 MEM 58 4.4
123 Malik Beasley SG 22 DEN 81 4.4
124 Trevor Ariza SF 33 WAS 69 4.4
125 Patty Mills PG 30 SAS 82 4.3
126 Royce O’Neale SF 25 UTA 82 4.3
127 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG 20 LAC 82 4.3
128 Pat Connaughton SG 26 MIL 61 4.3
129 Ryan Arcidiacono PG 24 CHI 81 4.3
130 Bryn Forbes SG 25 SAS 82 4.3
131 Spencer Dinwiddie PG 25 BRK 68 4.2
132 Jeff Green PF 32 WAS 77 4.2
133 Thomas Bryant C 21 WAS 72 4.2
134 Marcus Morris PF 29 BOS 75 4.2
135 JaVale McGee C 31 LAL 75 4.2
136 Dorian Finney-Smith SF 25 DAL 81 4.1
137 Trae Young PG 20 ATL 81 4.1
138 Jakob Poeltl C 23 SAS 77 4.1
139 Kyle Anderson SF 25 MEM 43 4.0
140 Lauri Markkanen PF 21 CHI 52 4.0
141 Kelly Oubre SF 23 PHO 69 4.0
142 Landry Shamet SG 21 LAC 79 4.0
143 Dewayne Dedmon C 29 ATL 64 4.0
144 Serge Ibaka C 29 TOR 74 3.9
145 Ed Davis C 29 BRK 81 3.9
146 Dario Saric PF 24 MIN 81 3.9
147 Justin Holiday SG 29 MEM 82 3.9
148 Tyus Jones PG 22 MIN 68 3.9
149 Jaylen Brown SG 22 BOS 74 3.9
150 Eric Gordon SG 30 HOU 68 3.9
151 Nerlens Noel C 24 OKC 77 3.8
152 Terry Rozier PG 24 BOS 79 3.8
153 Dwyane Wade SG 37 MIA 72 3.8
154 Miles Bridges SF 20 CHO 80 3.8
155 Josh Hart SG 23 LAL 67 3.7
156 Langston Galloway SG 27 DET 80 3.7
157 Derrick Rose PG 30 MIN 51 3.7
158 Wesley Matthews SG 32 IND 69 3.7
159 Jonas Jerebko PF 31 GSW 73 3.7
160 Jake Layman SF 24 POR 71 3.6
161 Garrett Temple SG 32 LAC 75 3.6
162 Gary Harris SG 24 DEN 57 3.6
163 Kevin Huerter SG 20 ATL 75 3.6
164 Derrick Jones SF 21 MIA 60 3.5
165 T.J. Warren SF 25 PHO 43 3.5
166 Mike Muscala PF 27 LAL 64 3.5
167 George Hill PG 32 MIL 60 3.5
168 Lonzo Ball PG 21 LAL 47 3.5
169 Andrew Wiggins SF 23 MIN 73 3.5
170 Justin Jackson SF 23 DAL 81 3.4
171 DeMarre Carroll PF 32 BRK 67 3.4
172 Cheick Diallo PF 22 NOP 64 3.4
173 Rodney Hood SG 26 POR 72 3.4
174 Torrey Craig SF 28 DEN 75 3.4
175 Dennis Schroder PG 25 OKC 79 3.4
176 Tim Hardaway SG 26 DAL 65 3.4
177 Danuel House SF 25 HOU 39 3.4
178 Richaun Holmes C 25 PHO 70 3.3
179 Marvin Bagley PF 19 SAC 62 3.3
180 Ersan Ilyasova PF 31 MIL 67 3.3
181 Enes Kanter C 26 POR 67 3.3
182 Jordan Clarkson SG 26 CLE 81 3.3
183 Jonas Valanciunas C 26 MEM 49 3.2
184 Tony Snell SF 27 MIL 74 3.2
185 Caris LeVert SF 24 BRK 40 3.2
186 Jabari Parker PF 23 WAS 64 3.2
187 Juan Hernangomez PF 23 DEN 70 3.1
188 Wayne Ellington SG 31 DET 53 3.1
189 Seth Curry SG 28 POR 74 3.1
190 Norman Powell SG 25 TOR 60 3.1
191 John Wall PG 28 WAS 32 3.1
192 Vince Carter SF 42 ATL 76 3.1
193 Luke Kornet PF 23 NYK 46 3.1
194 Thabo Sefolosha SF 34 UTA 50 3.1
195 DeAndre’ Bembry SG 24 ATL 82 3.1
196 Darius Miller SF 28 NOP 69 3.1
197 Reggie Bullock SG 27 LAL 63 3.1
198 Kyle Korver SG 37 UTA 70 3.0
199 Josh Okogie SG 20 MIN 74 3.0
200 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist PF 25 CHO 64 3.0
201 T.J. McConnell PG 26 PHI 76 3.0
202 Luke Kennard SG 22 DET 63 3.0
203 Marco Belinelli SG 32 SAS 79 3.0
204 Tyler Johnson PG 26 PHO 57 3.0
205 Cody Zeller C 26 CHO 49 3.0
206 JaMychal Green PF 28 LAC 65 3.0
207 Doug McDermott SF 27 IND 77 2.9
208 Shabazz Napier PG 27 BRK 56 2.9
209 Brandon Ingram SF 21 LAL 52 2.9
210 Jeff Teague PG 30 MIN 42 2.9
211 James Ennis SF 28 PHI 58 2.9
212 Kent Bazemore SG 29 ATL 67 2.9
213 DeMarcus Cousins C 28 GSW 30 2.8
214 Jonah Bolden PF 23 PHI 44 2.8
215 Goran Dragic PG 32 MIA 36 2.7
216 Trey Burke PG 26 DAL 58 2.7
217 Elfrid Payton PG 24 NOP 42 2.7
218 Taurean Waller-Prince SF 24 ATL 55 2.7
219 Damyean Dotson SG 24 NYK 73 2.7
220 Daniel Theis C 26 BOS 66 2.7
221 Jalen Brunson PG 22 DAL 73 2.7
222 David Nwaba SG 26 CLE 51 2.7
223 Jared Dudley PF 33 BRK 59 2.6
224 Bobby Portis PF 23 WAS 50 2.6
225 Kevin Love PF 30 CLE 22 2.6
226 Boban Marjanovic C 30 PHI 58 2.6
227 Alex Len C 25 ATL 77 2.6
228 Shaquille Harrison PG 25 CHI 73 2.6
229 Ivan Rabb PF 21 MEM 49 2.6
230 Cedi Osman SF 23 CLE 76 2.6
231 Kenrich Williams SF 24 NOP 46 2.6
232 Bruno Caboclo SF 23 MEM 34 2.5
233 Omri Casspi SF 30 MEM 36 2.5
234 Iman Shumpert SG 28 HOU 62 2.5
235 Kris Dunn PG 24 CHI 46 2.5
236 Gerald Green SG 33 HOU 73 2.5
237 E’Twaun Moore SG 29 NOP 53 2.4
238 Wilson Chandler SF 31 LAC 51 2.4
239 Jeremy Lin PG 30 TOR 74 2.4
240 Evan Turner PG 30 POR 73 2.4
241 OG Anunoby SF 21 TOR 67 2.4
242 Luol Deng SF 33 MIN 22 2.4
243 Terrance Ferguson SG 20 OKC 74 2.4
244 Yogi Ferrell PG 25 SAC 71 2.4
245 James Johnson PF 31 MIA 55 2.4
246 T.J. Leaf PF 21 IND 58 2.4
247 Sterling Brown SG 23 MIL 58 2.4
248 Emmanuel Mudiay PG 22 NYK 59 2.3
249 Dante Cunningham PF 31 SAS 64 2.3
250 Rodney McGruder SG 27 MIA 66 2.3
251 Lance Stephenson SG 28 LAL 68 2.3
252 J.J. Barea PG 34 DAL 38 2.3
253 Dion Waiters SG 27 MIA 44 2.3
254 Shaun Livingston PG 33 GSW 64 2.3
255 Corey Brewer SF 32 SAC 31 2.3
256 Alfonzo McKinnie SF 26 GSW 72 2.3
257 Austin Rivers SG 26 HOU 76 2.3
258 Alec Burks SG 27 CLE 64 2.2
259 Rodions Kurucs SF 20 BRK 63 2.2
260 Alex Caruso PG 24 LAL 25 2.2
261 Tyreke Evans SG 29 IND 69 2.2
262 Tim Frazier PG 28 MIL 59 2.2
263 Ekpe Udoh C 31 UTA 51 2.2
264 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF 24 BRK 59 2.2
265 Dennis Smith PG 21 NYK 53 2.2
266 Kadeem Allen SG 26 NYK 19 2.2
267 D.J. Wilson PF 22 MIL 48 2.1
268 Khem Birch C 26 ORL 50 2.1
269 Ish Smith PG 30 DET 56 2.1
270 Ivica Zubac C 21 DET 59 2.1
271 Rajon Rondo PG 32 LAL 46 2.1
272 Georges Niang PF 25 UTA 59 2.1
273 Meyers Leonard C 26 POR 61 2.1
274 Markieff Morris PF 29 OKC 58 2.1
275 Harry Giles PF 20 SAC 58 2.0
276 Mike Scott PF 30 PHI 79 2.0
277 Gorgui Dieng C 29 MIN 76 2.0
278 Raul Neto PG 26 UTA 37 2.0
279 Bruce Brown SG 22 DET 74 2.0
280 Jerian Grant PG 26 ORL 60 2.0
281 Anthony Tolliver PF 33 MIN 65 1.9
282 Ryan Broekhoff SG 28 DAL 42 1.9
283 Brad Wanamaker PG 29 BOS 36 1.9
284 Furkan Korkmaz SG 21 PHI 48 1.9
285 Stanley Johnson SF 22 NOP 66 1.9
286 Devin Harris PG 35 DAL 68 1.9
287 Trey Lyles PF 23 DEN 64 1.9
288 Omari Spellman PF 21 ATL 46 1.9
289 Zach Collins C 21 POR 77 1.9
290 Sam Dekker PF 24 WAS 47 1.9
291 Quinn Cook PG 25 GSW 74 1.8
292 Joakim Noah C 33 MEM 42 1.8
293 Wesley Iwundu SF 24 ORL 68 1.8
294 Dwayne Bacon SG 23 CHO 43 1.8
295 Robin Lopez C 30 CHI 74 1.8
296 Malik Monk SG 20 CHO 73 1.7
297 Will Barton SG 28 DEN 43 1.7
298 Michael Carter-Williams PG 27 ORL 28 1.7
299 Jon Leuer PF 29 DET 41 1.7
300 Aaron Holiday PG 22 IND 50 1.6
301 Damian Jones C 23 GSW 24 1.6
302 Kenneth Faried C 29 HOU 37 1.6
303 Allen Crabbe SG 26 BRK 43 1.6
304 Tristan Thompson C 27 CLE 43 1.6
305 Avery Bradley SG 28 LAC 63 1.6
306 Mario Hezonja SF 23 NYK 58 1.5
307 Alex Poythress PF 25 ATL 21 1.5
308 Allonzo Trier SG 23 NYK 64 1.5
309 C.J. Miles SF 31 MEM 53 1.5
310 Jordan McRae SG 27 WAS 27 1.5
311 De’Anthony Melton PG 20 PHO 50 1.4
312 Gary Clark PF 24 HOU 51 1.4
313 Aron Baynes C 32 BOS 51 1.4
314 Damion Lee SG 26 GSW 32 1.4
315 Patrick McCaw SG 23 CLE 29 1.4
316 Tony Parker PG 36 CHO 56 1.4
317 Justin Anderson SF 25 ATL 48 1.4
318 Donte DiVincenzo SG 22 MIL 27 1.4
319 Tyler Dorsey SG 22 MEM 48 1.4
320 Willy Hernangomez C 24 CHO 58 1.4
321 Troy Williams SF 24 SAC 21 1.4
322 Josh Jackson SG 21 PHO 79 1.3
323 Nik Stauskas SG 25 CLE 68 1.3
324 Troy Brown SF 19 WAS 52 1.3
325 Troy Daniels SG 27 PHO 51 1.3
326 Zaza Pachulia C 34 DET 68 1.3
327 Wendell Carter C 19 CHI 44 1.3
328 Courtney Lee SG 33 DAL 34 1.2
329 Solomon Hill SF 27 NOP 44 1.2
330 Tyson Chandler C 36 LAL 55 1.2
331 Dante Exum PG 23 UTA 42 1.2
332 Chasson Randle PG 25 WAS 49 1.2
333 Cameron Payne PG 24 CLE 40 1.2
334 Dragan Bender PF 21 PHO 46 1.2
335 Chandler Hutchison SF 22 CHI 44 1.1
336 Keita Bates-Diop SF 23 MIN 30 1.1
337 Alex Abrines SG 25 OKC 31 1.1
338 Frank Kaminsky C 25 CHO 47 1.1
339 Semi Ojeleye PF 24 BOS 56 1.1
340 Glenn Robinson SF 25 DET 47 1.1
341 Shelvin Mack PG 28 CHO 57 1.1
342 Jahlil Okafor C 23 NOP 59 1.1
343 Markelle Fultz SG 20 PHI 19 1.0
344 Raymond Felton PG 34 OKC 33 1.0
345 Jaron Blossomgame SF 25 CLE 27 1.0
346 Matthew Dellavedova PG 28 CLE 48 1.0
347 Jarell Martin PF 24 ORL 42 1.0
348 Treveon Graham SG 25 BRK 35 1.0
349 Abdel Nader SF 25 OKC 61 0.9
350 Salah Mejri C 32 DAL 36 0.9
351 Hamidou Diallo SG 20 OKC 51 0.9
352 Patrick Patterson PF 29 OKC 63 0.9
353 Chandler Parsons SF 30 MEM 25 0.9
354 Ante Zizic C 22 CLE 59 0.8
355 Thon Maker C 21 DET 64 0.8
356 Bismack Biyombo C 26 CHO 54 0.8
357 MarShon Brooks SG 30 MEM 29 0.8
358 Frank Mason PG 24 SAC 38 0.8
359 Devonte’ Graham PG 23 CHO 46 0.7
360 John Jenkins SG 27 NYK 26 0.7
361 Jonathon Simmons SF 29 PHI 56 0.7
362 Kyle O’Quinn C 28 IND 45 0.7
363 Dirk Nowitzki PF 40 DAL 51 0.7
364 Ian Clark SG 27 NOP 60 0.7
365 Frank Jackson PG 20 NOP 61 0.7
366 Jerome Robinson SG 21 LAC 33 0.6
367 Isaiah Canaan PG 27 MIN 30 0.6
368 Mohamed Bamba C 20 ORL 47 0.6
369 Sindarius Thornwell SG 24 LAC 64 0.6
370 Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot SF 23 CHI 50 0.6
371 Jamal Crawford SG 38 PHO 64 0.6
372 Marcin Gortat C 34 LAC 47 0.5
373 Pau Gasol C 38 MIL 30 0.5
374 Jaylen Adams PG 22 ATL 34 0.5
375 Jevon Carter PG 23 MEM 39 0.5
376 Brandon Knight PG 27 CLE 39 0.5
377 Wesley Johnson SF 31 WAS 38 0.5
378 Jordan Bell C 24 GSW 68 0.5
379 Dillon Brooks SF 23 MEM 18 0.5
380 Wayne Selden SG 24 CHI 75 0.4
381 Amir Johnson C 31 PHI 51 0.4
382 Collin Sexton PG 20 CLE 82 0.4
383 Nene Hilario C 36 HOU 42 0.3
384 Lance Thomas PF 30 NYK 46 0.3
385 Isaiah Briscoe PG 22 ORL 39 0.3
386 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk SF 21 DET 42 0.3
387 Johnathan Williams C 23 LAL 24 0.2
388 Jose Calderon PG 37 DET 49 0.2
389 Ian Mahinmi C 32 WAS 34 0.2
390 Elie Okobo PG 21 PHO 53 0.2
391 Jerryd Bayless PG 30 MIN 34 0.2
392 Grayson Allen SG 23 UTA 38 0.2
393 Tyrone Wallace PG 24 LAC 62 0.1
394 Marquese Chriss PF 21 CLE 43 0.1
395 Antonio Blakeney SG 22 CHI 57 -0.2
396 Frank Ntilikina PG 20 NYK 43 -0.2
397 Greg Monroe C 28 BOS 43 -0.3
398 Cristiano Felicio C 26 CHI 60 -0.3
399 Ryan Anderson PF 30 MIA 25 -0.3
400 Kosta Koufos C 29 SAC 42 -0.4
401 Kevin Knox PF 19 NYK 75 -0.8
402 Moritz Wagner C 21 LAL 43 -0.9
403 Channing Frye C 35 CLE 36 -1.1

by Derek Reifer, Northwestern University

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