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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

Tobias Harris: 1.08 Rank:12
Stanley Johnson: 0.72 Rank:20
Reggie Bullock: -2.23 Rank:72

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 4.46
Tops: OG Anunoby 0.86
Last Starter: CJ Miles -0.11
Baseline: Davis Bertans -1.10

Center:
Strength

Andre Drummond: 3.15 Rank:6
Boban Marjanovic: 1.56 Rank:21

For Comparison:

The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 7.56
Tops: Karl-Anthony Towns 1.93
Last Starter: Cole Aldrich 0.67
Baseline: Dewayne Dedmon 0.41

Power Forward:
Strength

Anthony Tolliver: 2.10 Rank:10
Henry Ellenson: 0.89 Rank:27
Jon Leuer: -0.64 Rank:58
Eric Moreland: -1.21 Rank:75

For Comparison:

The Top: Al Horford 5.40
Tops: Tarik Black 1.71
Last Starter: Dwight Powell 0.61
Baseline: Brice Johnson -0.16


Shooting Guard:
Strength

Langston Galloway: 0.07 Rank:13
Avery Bradley: -0.45 Rank:19
Luke Kennard: -2.12 Rank:73

For Comparison:

The Top: Eric Gordon 3.75
Tops: Joe Harris 0.00
Last Starter: Alex Abrines -0.58
Baseline: DeAndre Liggins -1.55

Point Guard:
Strength

Reggie Jackson: 1.16 Rank:8
Ish Smith: -2.44 Rank:73

For Comparison:

The Top: James Harden 8.21
Tops: Marcus Smart 0.47
Last Starter: Mario Chalmers -0.35
Baseline: Jordan Clarkson -1.40




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

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

Center

Drafted

Undrafted

Andre Drummond Age: 0
Boban Marjanovic Age: 0

Power Forward

Drafted

Undrafted

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



Shooting Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

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

Point Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Reggie Jackson Age: 0
Ish Smith Age: 0




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