For the purposes of this list, the least valuable player of each NBA team has been determined by a combination of salary, expectations, playing time and production in 2012-13.
Players such as Hamed Haddadi, who played for more than one team in 2012-13, were eliminated based on the opportunity they've had to earn a role with their new organization.
Injured players such as Andrew Bynum were also eliminated, along with others such as Fab Melo, who have spent the majority of their season in the D-League.
In some cases, such as the Golden State Warriors, the least valuable player is glaringly obvious. On other teams, such as the Houston Rockets, the least valuable player is less clear.
A heavy emphasis was placed on salary dollars as compared to total compensation, as well as the value each player has been able to provide when healthy for his respective team.