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: Robert Covington 5.34 Tops: Jayson Tatum 1.24 Last Starter: Wesley Johnson -0.27 Baseline: Taurean Prince -0.85
Tristan Thompson: -2.39 Rank:68
The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.50 Tops: Karl-Anthony Towns 0.83 Last Starter: Myles Turner -0.29 Baseline: Cole Aldrich -0.63
Kevin Love: 1.11 Rank:19
Channing Frye: 0.63 Rank:23
Ante Zizic: -0.87 Rank:53
Jae Crowder: -2.19 Rank:86
The Top: Draymond Green 3.89 Tops: Aaron Gordon 1.31 Last Starter: Serge Ibaka 0.15 Baseline: Derrick Favors -0.68
Kyle Korver: 1.97 Rank:6
Dwyane Wade: -1.52 Rank:52
Iman Shumpert: -1.52 Rank:53
JR Smith: -2.00 Rank:77
The Top: Bradley Beal 2.53 Tops: Joe Harris 0.39 Last Starter: Garrett Temple -0.73 Baseline: Treveon Graham -1.39
Jose Calderon: -1.81 Rank:65
Derrick Rose: -3.43 Rank:84
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.
LeBron James Age: 0
Jeff Green Age: 0
Cedi Osman Age: 0
Tristan Thompson Age: 0
Kevin Love Age: 0
Channing Frye Age: 0
Ante Zizic Age: 0
Jae Crowder Age: 0
Kyle Korver Age: 0
Dwyane Wade Age: 0
Iman Shumpert Age: 0
JR Smith Age: 0