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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?
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:

Denzel Valentine: -0.91 Rank:38
David Nwaba: -2.93 Rank:84
Paul Zipser: -5.53 Rank:94

For Comparison:

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


Robin Lopez: -2.13 Rank:74
Cristiano Felicio: -5.21 Rank:86

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:

Bobby Portis: -0.56 Rank:44
Lauri Markkanen: -1.51 Rank:66
Noah Vonleh: -1.59 Rank:69

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:

Justin Holiday: 1.09 Rank:15
Antonio Blakeney: -2.95 Rank:92
Sean Kilpatrick: -3.31 Rank:98
Quincy Pondexter: -3.70 Rank:103

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:

Jerian Grant: -0.68 Rank:42
Kris Dunn: -1.27 Rank:56
Cameron Payne: -1.63 Rank:64
Ryan Arcidiacono: -1.99 Rank:74
Zach LaVine: -3.43 Rank:97
Kay Felder: -3.99 Rank:103

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


2016 pick 14 by CHI - Denzel Valentine Age: 24

2016 pick 78 by CHI - Paul Zipser Age: 24

2016 pick 78 by CHI - Paul Zipser Age: 24


David Nwaba Age: 25
David Nwaba Age: 25



2008 pick 15 by PHX - Robin Lopez Age: 30


Cristiano Felicio Age: 25
Cristiano Felicio Age: 25

Power Forward


2017 pick 7 by MIN - Lauri Markkanen Age: 21
2015 pick 22 by CHI - Bobby Portis Age: 23


Noah Vonleh Age: 0

Shooting Guard



Justin Holiday Age: 29
Antonio Blakeney Age: 21
Sean Kilpatrick Age: 0
Quincy Pondexter Age: 0
Antonio Blakeney Age: 21
Jarell Eddie Age: 26
Sean Kilpatrick Age: 28

Point Guard


2016 pick 5 by MIN - Kris Dunn Age: 24
2015 pick 14 by OKC - Cameron Payne Age: 23
2015 pick 19 by WSH - Jerian Grant Age: 25
2014 pick 13 by MIN - Zach LaVine Age: 23
2014 pick 13 by MIN - Zach LaVine Age: 23


Ryan Arcidiacono Age: 24
Kay Felder Age: 0


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