NBA's Least Valuable Players

Handing out midseason hardware for those whose games are hard to watch

Updated: January 17, 2014, 4:15 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider

GrizzliesRonald Martinez/Getty ImagesOn offense, Kendrick Perkins often is overmatched and unproductive.

As Kevin Durant and LeBron James duke it out in the MVP race and the J.R. Smith circus tours America, it got me thinking:

Who's leading the LVP race so far?

In this edition of Per Diem, we'll take stock in the race for the least valuable player so far this season. Just like in the MVP race, we're not considering the contract status. For the purposes of this list, we're interested in identifying the players who have hurt their team's chances to win most. In essence, we're not looking at the 15th man on the roster. After all, you can't lose if you don't play.

Taking into consideration every player's traditional numbers and advance metrics including on-court/off-court data, here is one man's ranking of the least valuable players in the league so far.

And the "winners" are …


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