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The idea is let's line up the guy on your team by each position and compare them to the rest of the league. Specifically the top player at each position as well as the 15th best starter, the 30th best starter, etc.

Wait but 'best player' how? Based on what?

This is built on top of ESPN's Real Plus Minus. An interesting stat that is meant to gauge the effectiveness of a player.

ESPN Logo Real Plus Minus (RPM): Player's estimated on-court impact on team performance, measured in net point differential per 100 offensive and defensive possessions. RPM takes into account teammates, opponents and additional factors

So what do I do now that I studied this geeked out report?
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Roster Positional Perspective

  • Strength - The team's top guy is one of the top 15 in the league.
  • Solid - The team's top guy is a viable starter, is in the top 30.
  • Concern - The team's top guy is not in the top 30 and so would be on the bench on most other teams.
  • Weakness - The team's top guy is below the overall median player for this position. Bench player at best.

Small Forward:

Luke Babbitt: 0.67 Rank:20
Taurean Prince: -0.85 Rank:43
Nicolas Brussino: -1.50 Rank:69

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 5.34
Tops: Jayson Tatum 1.24
Last Starter: Wesley Johnson -0.27
Baseline: Taurean Prince -0.85


Dewayne Dedmon: -0.28 Rank:29

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.50
Tops: Karl-Anthony Towns 0.83
Last Starter: Myles Turner -0.29
Baseline: Cole Aldrich -0.63

Power Forward:

Tyler Cavanaugh: -0.09 Rank:35
Ersan Ilyasova: -0.45 Rank:43
John Collins: -1.01 Rank:58
Mike Muscala: -1.22 Rank:66

For Comparison:

The Top: Draymond Green 3.89
Tops: Aaron Gordon 1.31
Last Starter: Serge Ibaka 0.15
Baseline: Derrick Favors -0.68

Shooting Guard:

Kent Bazemore: 0.93 Rank:13
Marco Belinelli: -0.10 Rank:20
Tyler Dorsey: -2.21 Rank:85

For Comparison:

The Top: Bradley Beal 2.53
Tops: Joe Harris 0.39
Last Starter: Garrett Temple -0.73
Baseline: Treveon Graham -1.39

Point Guard:

Isaiah Taylor: -1.02 Rank:43
Dennis Schroder: -1.24 Rank:51
Josh Magette: -1.68 Rank:62
Malcolm Delaney: -2.17 Rank:74

For Comparison:

The Top: James Harden 8.33
Tops: Jeff Teague 0.70
Last Starter: Fred VanVleet -0.22
Baseline: Isaiah Taylor -1.02

Roster Draft Perspective

What's the draft perspective part about then?

The draft perspective part is meant to give context. Yes this is how the players are performing today but if it's a developing rookie in the upswing, or an aging superstar on the downswing it may play into how the team drafts. The Draft Perspective tries to give that context.

Small Forward



Luke Babbitt Age: 0
Taurean Prince Age: 0
Nicolas Brussino Age: 0




Dewayne Dedmon Age: 0

Power Forward



Tyler Cavanaugh Age: 0
Ersan Ilyasova Age: 0
John Collins Age: 0
Mike Muscala Age: 0

Shooting Guard



Kent Bazemore Age: 0
Marco Belinelli Age: 0
Tyler Dorsey Age: 0

Point Guard



Isaiah Taylor Age: 0
Dennis Schroder Age: 0
Josh Magette Age: 0
Malcolm Delaney Age: 0


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