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.
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
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.
Denzel Valentine: -0.88 Rank:43
The Top: LeBron James 4.88 Tops: Joe Ingles 0.95 Last Starter: Reggie Bullock -0.23 Baseline: Andre Iguodala -0.82
Robin Lopez: -2.55 Rank:72
The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 5.21 Tops: Ekpe Udoh 1.35 Last Starter: Meyers Leonard 0.05 Baseline: Bam Adebayo -0.43
Nikola Mirotic: 1.30 Rank:15
Lauri Markkanen: -0.66 Rank:52
Bobby Portis: -0.75 Rank:58
The Top: Draymond Green 4.38 Tops: Nikola Mirotic 1.30 Last Starter: Trey Lyles 0.43 Baseline: Daniel Theis -0.53
Justin Holiday: 0.61 Rank:17
Antonio Blakeney: -2.88 Rank:97
The Top: Jimmy Butler 5.47 Tops: Andre Roberson 0.82 Last Starter: Devin Booker -0.55 Baseline: Daniel Hamilton -1.34
Jerian Grant: -0.10 Rank:25
Kris Dunn: -0.15 Rank:28
David Nwaba: -0.46 Rank:34
Zach LaVine: -1.78 Rank:65
Ryan Arcidiacono: -2.05 Rank:72
The Top: Stephen Curry 6.42 Tops: Shabazz Napier 1.59 Last Starter: Kris Dunn -0.15 Baseline: Derrick White -0.90
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.
Denzel Valentine Age: 0
Robin Lopez Age: 0
Nikola Mirotic Age: 0
Lauri Markkanen Age: 0
Bobby Portis Age: 0
Justin Holiday Age: 0
Antonio Blakeney Age: 0
2015 pick 14 by OKC - Cameron Payne Age: 23
2014 pick 13 by MIN - Zach LaVine Age: 22
Jerian Grant Age: 0
Kris Dunn Age: 0
David Nwaba Age: 0
Zach LaVine Age: 0
Ryan Arcidiacono Age: 0