OPR Updates – Top Producers 24 and Under

Contributed by Aditya Fuldeore

As the 2020-2021 NBA season progresses, adjustments have been made to further improve the Opportunity Production Rating statistic. Here are the new formulas for the stat:

Scaled Points

(Points)        *      (Field Goals + Free Throws)   /

(2pt Attempts + 0.733pt Attempts + 0.41Free Throw Attempts)

Opportunity Production Rating

(1.4ScaledPoints + 0.79Rebounds+ 1.5Assists+ 0.96Steals+ 1.01Blocks – 1.59Turnovers – 0.45PersonalFouls – 1.37) / 2

These new formulas help take into account the volume production that comes from taking threes and free throws in a better way, as well as provide a more accurate way of calculating production of each individual player stat (rebounds, assists, steals, etc.).

For reference, a 10-16 OPR is “normal” production, a 25+ OPR is “superstar” production, and a below 7 OPR is greatly underperforming production.

There are many young players 24 and younger that have made impacts on the NBA already, from superstar Luka Doncic to rookie Immanuel Quickley. Here is a look at the top 50 qualifying players 24 and younger in terms of OPR this season (Age as of 2/1/21):

[Qualifying players: played in at least 7 games and more than 80 total minutes as of 1/26/21]

PlayerAgeTeamGames PlayedOPR
Luka Doncic21Mavericks1629.96
Trae Young22Hawks1627.22
Bam Adebayo23Heat1426.04
Jaylen Brown24Celtics1623.62
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander22Thunder1622.67
Michael Porter Jr.22Nuggets722.43
Jayson Tatum22Celtics1121.78
Jarrett Allen22Nets/Cavaliers1620.96
Zion Williamson20Pelicans1420.96
Domantas Sabonis24Pacers1720.95
Brandon Ingram23Pelicans1520.39
De’Aaron Fox23Kings1620.12
Ivica Zubac23Clippers1819.94
Collin Sexton22Cavaliers1219.93
Donovan Mitchell24Jazz1718.89
Ben Simmons2476ers1618.69
Robert Williams23Celtics1118.63
Deandre Ayton22Suns1518.52
Mason Jones22Rockets917.85
Immanuel Quickley21Knicks1517.83
LaMelo Ball19Hornets1717.81
Hamidou Diallo22Thunder1617.78
De’Andre Hunter23Hawks1617.57
Jalen Brunson24Mavericks1317.52
D’Angelo Russell24Timberwolves1417.45
Dejounte Murray24Spurs1717.43
John Collins23Hawks1717.42
Shake Milton2476ers1517.09
Lauri Markkanen23Bulls1016.87
Thomas Bryant23Wizards1016.86
Jarred Vanderbilt21Timberwolves1416.84
Wendell Carter Jr.21Bulls1416.76
Myles Turner24Pacers1516.73
Eric Paschall24Warriors1616.71
Devin Booker24Suns1416.64
Naz Reid21Timberwolves1616.61
Mikal Bridges24Suns1516.46
Malik Beasley24Timberwolves1616.09
Isaiah Hartenstein22Nuggets1215.90
Jamal Murray23Nuggets1615.69
Tyrese Haliburton20Kings1415.51
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk23Pistons1715.37
Precious Achiuwa21Heat1615.36
Tyler Herro21Heat1015.30
Isaiah Roby22Thunder1315.22
Jordan McLaughlin24Timberwolves915.13
Rui Hachimura22Wizards714.99
Keldon Johnson21Spurs1714.97
James Wiseman19Warriors1714.79
Garrison Mathews24Wizards714.74

*Data via Basketball Reference, as of 1/26/21, Age as of 2/1/21

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