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Dallas Mavericks




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:
Concern

Dorian Finney-Smith: -0.63 Rank:34
Doug McDermott: -1.99 Rank:70
Harrison Barnes: -2.19 Rank:78

For Comparison:

The Top: Otto Porter Jr. 5.20
Tops: PJ Tucker 0.92
Last Starter: Paul Zipser 0.00
Baseline: Darius Miller -0.76

Center:
Strength

Dwight Powell: 2.38 Rank:9
Salah Mejri: 1.99 Rank:12
Dirk Nowitzki: 1.67 Rank:17
Nerlens Noel: -0.73 Rank:53
Jeff Withey: -0.96 Rank:59

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.65
Tops: Jusuf Nurkic 1.84
Last Starter: Jakob Poeltl 0.64
Baseline: Cristiano Felicio 0.00

Power Forward:
Concern

Maximilian Kleber: 0.06 Rank:35
Jameel Warney: -0.75 Rank:51
Johnathan Motley: -0.82 Rank:53
Josh McRoberts: -0.86 Rank:54

For Comparison:

The Top: Anthony Davis 5.18
Tops: Nikola Mirotic 1.62
Last Starter: Brandan Wright 0.50
Baseline: Eric Moreland -0.44


Shooting Guard:
Weakness

Gian Clavell: -1.15 Rank:43
Scotty Hopson: -1.79 Rank:61
Wesley Matthews: -2.13 Rank:73

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 5.94
Tops: Jeremy Lamb 1.09
Last Starter: Antonio Blakeney 0.00
Baseline: Devin Booker -0.79

Point Guard:
Solid

Devin Harris: 1.20 Rank:19
Yogi Ferrell: 1.08 Rank:21
J.J. Barea: -1.26 Rank:54
Kyle Collinsworth: -1.44 Rank:61

For Comparison:

The Top: Chris Paul 6.88
Tops: Delon Wright 2.10
Last Starter: Dennis Smith Jr. 0.00
Baseline: George Hill -0.42




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

Dorian Finney-Smith Age: 0
Doug McDermott Age: 0
Harrison Barnes Age: 0

Center

Drafted

Undrafted

Dwight Powell Age: 0
Salah Mejri Age: 0
Dirk Nowitzki Age: 0
Nerlens Noel Age: 0
Jeff Withey Age: 0

Power Forward

Drafted

Undrafted

Maximilian Kleber Age: 0
Jameel Warney Age: 0
Johnathan Motley Age: 0
Josh McRoberts Age: 0



Shooting Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Gian Clavell Age: 0
Scotty Hopson Age: 0
Wesley Matthews Age: 0
Seth Curry Age: 27

Point Guard

Drafted

2017 pick 9 by DAL - Dennis Smith Jr. Age: 20

Undrafted

Devin Harris Age: 0
Yogi Ferrell Age: 0
J.J. Barea Age: 0
Kyle Collinsworth Age: 0




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