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Cleveland Cavaliers

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:

LeBron James: 4.58 Rank:3
Jeff Green: -0.12 Rank:27
Cedi Osman: -1.10 Rank:44

For Comparison:

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


Kevin Love: 3.76 Rank:4
Kendrick Perkins: -0.07 Rank:43
Tristan Thompson: -4.25 Rank:84

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:

Larry Nance Jr.: 2.70 Rank:8
Channing Frye: 0.76 Rank:23
Ante Zizic: -1.29 Rank:59
Jae Crowder: -2.01 Rank:78

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:

Kyle Korver: 2.95 Rank:4
Iman Shumpert: -1.46 Rank:46
Dwyane Wade: -1.58 Rank:50
JR Smith: -2.39 Rank:78
Rodney Hood: -4.01 Rank:105

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:

Jose Calderon: 0.67 Rank:24
George Hill: 0.15 Rank:31
Jordan Clarkson: -1.76 Rank:67
Derrick Rose: -3.59 Rank:100
Isaiah Thomas: -4.24 Rank:104

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


2015 pick 61 by MIN - Cedi Osman Age: 23
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: 27

2011 pick 4 by CLE - Tristan Thompson Age: 27

2008 pick 5 by MEM - Kevin Love Age: 29
2003 pick 27 by MEM - Kendrick Perkins Age: 33

Power Forward


2016 pick 23 by BOS - Ante Zizic Age: 21


Larry Nance Jr. Age: 0
Channing Frye Age: 0
Jae Crowder Age: 0

Shooting Guard


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: 37


Iman Shumpert Age: 0
Dwyane Wade Age: 0
Rodney Hood Age: 0

Point Guard



Jose Calderon Age: 36
George Hill Age: 0
Jordan Clarkson Age: 0
Derrick Rose Age: 0
Isaiah Thomas Age: 0


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