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Boston Celtics

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?
Create My Own 2019 Mock Draft

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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:

Jayson Tatum: 3.06 Rank:7
Gordon Hayward: -1.45 Rank:52
Abdel Nader: -5.41 Rank:93

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 5.56
Tops: PJ Tucker 1.07
Last Starter: Anthony Brown 0.00
Baseline: Jacob Wiley -1.01


Aron Baynes: 0.63 Rank:30
Greg Monroe: -1.83 Rank:72

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.95
Tops: Kyle O'Quinn 1.87
Last Starter: Aron Baynes 0.63
Baseline: Joffrey Lauvergne 0.00

Power Forward:

Al Horford: 3.94 Rank:3
Daniel Theis: 0.30 Rank:34
Guerschon Yabusele: -1.13 Rank:55
Marcus Morris: -1.68 Rank:72
Semi Ojeleye: -5.93 Rank:98

For Comparison:

The Top: Anthony Davis 5.55
Tops: Pascal Siakam 1.52
Last Starter: Julius Randle 0.52
Baseline: Adreian Payne -0.73

Shooting Guard:

Jaylen Brown: 1.73 Rank:11
Jabari Bird: -1.67 Rank:54
Kadeem Allen: -2.10 Rank:71

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 6.46
Tops: Justin Holiday 1.09
Last Starter: Patrick McCaw 0.00
Baseline: Pat Connaughton -1.51

Point Guard:

Kyrie Irving: 2.22 Rank:15
Terry Rozier: 1.49 Rank:19
Marcus Smart: 1.17 Rank:20
Shane Larkin: -1.25 Rank:55

For Comparison:

The Top: Chris Paul 7.13
Tops: Kyrie Irving 2.22
Last Starter: Shaquille Harrison 0.21
Baseline: Shelvin Mack -0.87

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


2017 pick 3 by BOS - Jayson Tatum Age: 20

2016 pick 88 by BOS - Abdel Nader Age: 24

2010 pick 9 by UTAH - Gordon Hayward Age: 28




Aron Baynes Age: 31
Greg Monroe Age: 0

Power Forward


2017 pick 67 by BOS - Semi Ojeleye Age: 23

2017 pick 67 by BOS - Semi Ojeleye Age: 23

2016 pick 16 by BOS - Guerschon Yabusele Age: 22

2011 pick 14 by HOU - Marcus Morris Age: 28
2007 pick 3 by ATL - Al Horford Age: 31


Daniel Theis Age: 26

Shooting Guard


2017 pick 83 by BOS - Kadeem Allen Age: 25

2017 pick 86 by BOS - Jabari Bird Age: 23

2016 pick 3 by BOS - Jaylen Brown Age: 21

Point Guard


2015 pick 16 by BOS - Terry Rozier Age: 24

2014 pick 6 by BOS - Marcus Smart Age: 24

2013 pick 18 by ATL - Shane Larkin Age: 25
2011 pick 1 by CLE - Kyrie Irving Age: 26


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