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 2019 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: 1.26 Rank:14
Stanley Johnson: -0.89 Rank:37
James Ennis III: -2.15 Rank:76

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 5.56
Tops: PJ Tucker 1.07
Last Starter: Anthony Brown 0.00
Baseline: Jacob Wiley -1.01


Andre Drummond: 1.42 Rank:23
Boban Marjanovic: 1.12 Rank:24
Willie Reed: 0.13 Rank:39

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.95
Tops: Kyle O'Quinn 1.87
Last Starter: Aron Baynes 0.63
Baseline: Joffrey Lauvergne 0.00

Power Forward:

Blake Griffin: 2.10 Rank:11
Anthony Tolliver: 0.73 Rank:24
Eric Moreland: 0.24 Rank:36
Jon Leuer: -0.67 Rank:45
Henry Ellenson: -2.49 Rank:84

For Comparison:

The Top: Anthony Davis 5.55
Tops: Pascal Siakam 1.52
Last Starter: Julius Randle 0.52
Baseline: Adreian Payne -0.73

Shooting Guard:

Langston Galloway: 0.79 Rank:17
Reggie Bullock: -0.13 Rank:24
Luke Kennard: -0.74 Rank:34
Reggie Hearn: -1.56 Rank:49
Luis Montero: -1.86 Rank:64
Avery Bradley: -2.75 Rank:86

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 6.46
Tops: Justin Holiday 1.09
Last Starter: Patrick McCaw 0.00
Baseline: Pat Connaughton -1.51

Point Guard:

Reggie Jackson: -0.30 Rank:36
Ish Smith: -0.33 Rank:37
Dwight Buycks: -2.28 Rank:81

For Comparison:

The Top: Chris Paul 7.13
Tops: Kyrie Irving 2.22
Last Starter: Shaquille Harrison 0.21
Baseline: Shelvin Mack -0.87

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


2015 pick 8 by DET - Stanley Johnson Age: 21


Tobias Harris Age: 0
James Ennis III Age: 0



2012 pick 9 by DET - Andre Drummond Age: 24


Boban Marjanovic Age: 0
Willie Reed Age: 0

Power Forward


2016 pick 18 by DET - Henry Ellenson Age: 21

2011 pick 70 by MIL - Jon Leuer Age: 29


Blake Griffin Age: 0
Anthony Tolliver Age: 32
Eric Moreland Age: 26

Shooting Guard


2017 pick 12 by DET - Luke Kennard Age: 21

2013 pick 25 by LAC - Reggie Bullock Age: 27


Langston Galloway Age: 26
Reggie Hearn Age: 26
Luis Montero Age: 0
Avery Bradley Age: 0

Point Guard


2016 pick 84 by ATL - Kay Felder Age: 23
2011 pick 24 by OKC - Reggie Jackson Age: 28
2004 pick 20 by DEN - Jameer Nelson Age: 36


Ish Smith Age: 29
Dwight Buycks Age: 29


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