Scouting Reports

November 01, 1999

How We Rank 'Em

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. San Antonio Spurs (1)*[M]
2. Portland Trail Blazers (2)[P]
3. Los Angeles Lakers (3)[P]
4. Utah Jazz (5)[M]
5. Minnesota Timberwolves (8)[M]
6. Sacramento Kings (9)[P]
7. Phoenix Suns (10)[P]
8. Houston Rockets (12)[M]
9. Seattle SuperSonics (17)[P]
10. Denver Nuggets (18)[M]
11. Vancouver Grizzlies (24)[M]
12. Golden State Warriors (25)[P]
13. Dallas Mavericks (26)[M]
14. Los Angeles Clippers (27)[P]

[M] MIDWEST DIVISION
[P] PACIFIC DIVISION

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Miami Heat (4)[A]
2. New York Knicks (6)[A]
3. Indiana Pacers (7)[C]
4. Charlotte Hornets (11)[C]
5. Philadelphia 76ers (13)[A]
6. Milwaukee Bucks (14)[C]
7. Atlanta Hawks (15)[C]
8. Toronto Raptors (16)[C]
9. Detroit Pistons (19)[C]
10. New Jersey Nets (20)[A]
11. Cleveland Cavaliers (21)[C]
12. Washington Wizards (22)[A]
13. Boston Celtics (23)[A]
14. Orlando Magic (28)[A]
15. Chicago Bulls (29)[C]

[A] ATLANTIC DIVISION
[C] CENTRAL DIVISION

*League ranking, 1 to 29

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Spurs over Trail Blazers

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
Heat over Knicks

NBA FINALS
Spurs over Heat

Player Value Rankings (PVR)

We ranked the NBA's players from 1 (the best) to 406 based on
our projections of their statistical production this season. The
categories considered were points, rebounds, assists, steals,
blocked shots, field goal percentage, free throws made and
three-pointers made. We also took into account each player's
stats from previous seasons, as well as his role on his current
team, his prospects for improving or declining, his injury
history and his current physical condition. Using these
criteria, we determined each player's value ranking, or PVR,
which appears next to his name in his team's lineup.

For a complete list of PVRs by position, go to cnnsi.com/fantasy.

STATISTICAL BOXES IN SCOUTING REPORTS COMPILED BY DAVID SABINO

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH Power Grab Look for David Robinson and the Spurs to snatch a second straight title, despite the efforts of the Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)