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
The Top: Otto Porter Jr. 4.70 Tops: OG Anunoby 1.27 Last Starter: Anthony Brown 0.00 Baseline: Reggie Bullock -0.53
Tristan Thompson: -2.05 Rank:65
The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 5.31 Tops: Rudy Gobert 1.90 Last Starter: Marcin Gortat 0.05 Baseline: Domantas Sabonis -0.11
Kevin Love: 2.48 Rank:9
Larry Nance Jr.: 2.02 Rank:11
Channing Frye: 0.78 Rank:25
Ante Zizic: -1.59 Rank:76
Jae Crowder: -2.30 Rank:92
The Top: Giannis Antetokounmpo 5.26 Tops: Al-Farouq Aminu 1.36 Last Starter: Trey Lyles 0.60 Baseline: Daniel Theis -0.19
Rodney Hood: -2.85 Rank:97
Kyle Korver: 1.91 Rank:8
Dwyane Wade: -0.47 Rank:27
Iman Shumpert: -1.46 Rank:51
John Holland: -1.63 Rank:56
JR Smith: -1.73 Rank:61
The Top: Jimmy Butler 6.15 Tops: Justin Holiday 0.84 Last Starter: Rodney McGruder 0.00 Baseline: Wesley Matthews -1.28
Jose Calderon: -0.06 Rank:27
Jordan Clarkson: -0.45 Rank:36
George Hill: -1.55 Rank:61
London Perrantes: -1.98 Rank:72
The Top: Chris Paul 7.14 Tops: Terry Rozier 1.72 Last Starter: Jameer Nelson 0.00 Baseline: Jordan Clarkson -0.45
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.
2015 pick 61 by MIN - Cedi Osman Age: 22
2007 pick 5 by BOS - Jeff Green Age: 31
2003 pick 1 by CLE - LeBron James Age: 33
2011 pick 4 by CLE - Tristan Thompson Age: 26
2016 pick 23 by BOS - Ante Zizic Age: 21
2008 pick 5 by MEM - Kevin Love Age: 29
Larry Nance Jr. Age: 0
Channing Frye Age: 0
Jae Crowder Age: 0
2014 pick 23 by UTAH - Rodney Hood Age: 25
2004 pick 18 by NO - JR Smith Age: 32
2003 pick 81 by NJ - Kyle Korver Age: 36
Dwyane Wade Age: 0
Iman Shumpert Age: 0
John Holland Age: 29
Jose Calderon Age: 36
Jordan Clarkson Age: 0
George Hill Age: 0
London Perrantes Age: 23