NBA Team Needs

Detroit Pistons

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:

Tobias Harris: 2.25 Rank:8
Reggie Bullock: -0.33 Rank:30
Stanley Johnson: -1.95 Rank:70

For Comparison:

The Top: LeBron James 5.27
Tops: Tim Hardaway Jr. 0.70
Last Starter: Jeff Green -0.05
Baseline: Kevon Looney -0.65


Andre Drummond: 2.70 Rank:7
Boban Marjanovic: -0.05 Rank:30

For Comparison:

The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 4.95
Tops: Ekpe Udoh 1.00
Last Starter: Myles Turner -0.01
Baseline: Tyler Zeller -0.34

Power Forward:

Anthony Tolliver: 0.49 Rank:29
Jon Leuer: -0.71 Rank:51
Henry Ellenson: -0.89 Rank:59
Eric Moreland: -1.04 Rank:62

For Comparison:

The Top: Giannis Antetokounmpo 5.07
Tops: Jonas Jerebko 1.06
Last Starter: Nick Collison 0.44
Baseline: Bobby Portis -0.38

Shooting Guard:

Langston Galloway: 0.97 Rank:13
Luke Kennard: -0.54 Rank:32
Luis Montero: -1.92 Rank:73
Avery Bradley: -2.55 Rank:90

For Comparison:

The Top: Victor Oladipo 5.09
Tops: Andre Roberson 0.76
Last Starter: Lou Williams -0.03
Baseline: Daniel Hamilton -1.29

Point Guard:

Reggie Jackson: -0.09 Rank:26
Dwight Buycks: -1.58 Rank:60
Ish Smith: -1.66 Rank:62

For Comparison:

The Top: James Harden 6.69
Tops: Terry Rozier 1.63
Last Starter: Reggie Jackson -0.09
Baseline: Derrick White -1.00

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



Tobias Harris Age: 0
Reggie Bullock Age: 0
Stanley Johnson Age: 0




Andre Drummond Age: 0
Boban Marjanovic Age: 0

Power Forward



Anthony Tolliver Age: 0
Jon Leuer Age: 0
Henry Ellenson Age: 0
Eric Moreland Age: 0

Shooting Guard



Langston Galloway Age: 0
Luke Kennard Age: 0
Luis Montero Age: 0
Avery Bradley Age: 0

Point Guard



Reggie Jackson Age: 0
Dwight Buycks Age: 0
Ish Smith Age: 0



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