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: 1.74 Rank:9
Stanley Johnson: -0.48 Rank:30
Reggie Bullock: -0.76 Rank:38
James Ennis III: -2.50 Rank:76

For Comparison:

The Top: Otto Porter Jr. 5.09
Tops: OG Anunoby 1.12
Last Starter: Travis Wear 0.00
Baseline: Reggie Bullock -0.76


Andre Drummond: 2.29 Rank:15
Boban Marjanovic: 0.45 Rank:31
Willie Reed: 0.13 Rank:35

For Comparison:

The Top: Joel Embiid 5.42
Tops: Andre Drummond 2.29
Last Starter: Brook Lopez 0.51
Baseline: Justin Patton 0.00

Power Forward:

Blake Griffin: 0.67 Rank:22
Anthony Tolliver: 0.30 Rank:33
Eric Moreland: -0.55 Rank:44
Jon Leuer: -0.89 Rank:55
Henry Ellenson: -2.05 Rank:78

For Comparison:

The Top: Giannis Antetokounmpo 5.21
Tops: Marreese Speights 1.17
Last Starter: Daniel Theis 0.34
Baseline: Carmelo Anthony -0.35

Shooting Guard:

Langston Galloway: 0.82 Rank:19
Luke Kennard: -1.48 Rank:50
Reggie Hearn: -1.51 Rank:52
Luis Montero: -1.86 Rank:62
Avery Bradley: -2.66 Rank:87

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 5.66
Tops: Donovan Mitchell 1.02
Last Starter: Sean Kilpatrick 0.00
Baseline: Terrence Ross -1.25

Point Guard:

Reggie Jackson: -0.47 Rank:36
Dwight Buycks: -0.88 Rank:46
Ish Smith: -1.16 Rank:55

For Comparison:

The Top: Chris Paul 7.09
Tops: Terry Rozier 1.84
Last Starter: Dennis Smith Jr. 0.00
Baseline: Jordan Clarkson -0.45

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
Stanley Johnson Age: 0
Reggie Bullock Age: 0
James Ennis III Age: 0




Andre Drummond Age: 0
Boban Marjanovic Age: 0
Willie Reed Age: 0

Power Forward



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

Shooting Guard



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

Point Guard


2016 pick 84 by ATL - Kay Felder Age: 22
2004 pick 20 by DEN - Jameer Nelson Age: 36


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



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