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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 2018 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:
Strength

LeBron James: 3.75 Rank:3
Jeff Green: -0.03 Rank:24
Cedi Osman: -1.42 Rank:66

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 5.34
Tops: Jayson Tatum 1.24
Last Starter: Wesley Johnson -0.27
Baseline: Taurean Prince -0.85

Center:
Weakness

Tristan Thompson: -2.39 Rank:68

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.50
Tops: Karl-Anthony Towns 0.83
Last Starter: Myles Turner -0.29
Baseline: Cole Aldrich -0.63

Power Forward:
Solid

Kevin Love: 1.11 Rank:19
Channing Frye: 0.63 Rank:23
Ante Zizic: -0.87 Rank:53
Jae Crowder: -2.19 Rank:86

For Comparison:

The Top: Draymond Green 3.89
Tops: Aaron Gordon 1.31
Last Starter: Serge Ibaka 0.15
Baseline: Derrick Favors -0.68


Shooting Guard:
Strength

Kyle Korver: 1.97 Rank:6
Dwyane Wade: -1.52 Rank:52
Iman Shumpert: -1.52 Rank:53
JR Smith: -2.00 Rank:77

For Comparison:

The Top: Bradley Beal 2.53
Tops: Joe Harris 0.39
Last Starter: Garrett Temple -0.73
Baseline: Treveon Graham -1.39

Point Guard:
Weakness

Jose Calderon: -1.81 Rank:65
Derrick Rose: -3.43 Rank:84

For Comparison:

The Top: James Harden 8.33
Tops: Jeff Teague 0.70
Last Starter: Fred VanVleet -0.22
Baseline: Isaiah Taylor -1.02




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

Drafted

Undrafted

LeBron James Age: 0
Jeff Green Age: 0
Cedi Osman Age: 0

Center

Drafted

Undrafted

Tristan Thompson Age: 0

Power Forward

Drafted

Undrafted

Kevin Love Age: 0
Channing Frye Age: 0
Ante Zizic Age: 0
Jae Crowder Age: 0



Shooting Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Kyle Korver Age: 0
Dwyane Wade Age: 0
Iman Shumpert Age: 0
JR Smith Age: 0

Point Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Jose Calderon Age: 0
Derrick Rose Age: 0




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GongKong 8 Posts (7 )
2 years 6 month(s) ago - hide

Interesting.  I would say we need depth badly.  The old dudes LeBron forced them to sign aren't really a help.

The trades have been amazing with JR, Shump, and Mozzy.

Tristan has stepped up this playoffs.  Dudes becoming a beast.  Need back up PG as Kyrie is always banged up.  Need LeBron back up as that guy cannot play 40M a game for all these games.  Plus with deep playoff runs so many extra games.  Needs some rest.

Guessing same team overall next year at the top of the roster

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