Okay, the title is a little harsh, but Royal Ivey isn't getting much love lately. First he was suspended for three games for his cheapshot on Aaron Gray. Now, 82games.com ranked him last among regulars according to their individual player statistical measure, the Roland Rating.
Here is how they describe the stat:
The main components of the 'Roland Ratings' are a production measure (a variant of John Hollinger's PER rating) for a player's own stats versus the counterpart player on the other team while he is on the court, as well as a simple on court/off court plus minus. This rating is actually more of a placeholder until the more sophisticated analysis we produce is made public, but still offers a good fast read on player performance.
Ivey scored a -8.9, the worst for anyone that played at least 35 % of team minutes. That means guys like Gordan Giricek, who finished with a -10.0, didn't qualify because he only played 3 % of team minutes. So this isn't to say that Ivey was the worst player in the league, though he probably was one of the worst rotation guys. Thankfully, Ramon Sessions locked up at least the backup point guard spot for next year.
LeBron James led everyone with a +15.8. Michael Redd led the Bucks with a 4.6 Roland Rating, followed by Andrew Bogut and Mo Williams.