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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:
Weakness

Bojan Bogdanovic: -1.03 Rank:43
Alex Poythress: -1.70 Rank:63

For Comparison:

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

Center:
Concern

Myles Turner: 0.26 Rank:37
Domantas Sabonis: -0.27 Rank:45
Al Jefferson: -0.82 Rank:57
Ike Anigbogu: -1.71 Rank:70

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:
Solid

Thaddeus Young: 1.26 Rank:18
Trevor Booker: -1.42 Rank:63
Ben Moore: -2.07 Rank:79
T.J. Leaf: -3.99 Rank:97

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:
Strength

Victor Oladipo: 6.00 Rank:2
Glenn Robinson III: -1.06 Rank:39
Trey McKinney-Jones: -1.40 Rank:45
Damien Wilkins: -1.73 Rank:57
Lance Stephenson: -3.42 Rank:100

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:
Solid

Darren Collison: 2.18 Rank:16
Cory Joseph: -0.76 Rank:44
Edmond Sumner: -2.03 Rank:76
Joe Young: -3.73 Rank:101

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

Drafted

2011 pick 61 by MIA - Bojan Bogdanovic Age: 29

Undrafted

Alex Poythress Age: 24

Center

Drafted

2017 pick 77 by IND - Ike Anigbogu Age: 19

2016 pick 11 by ORL - Domantas Sabonis Age: 22
2015 pick 11 by IND - Myles Turner Age: 22

2004 pick 15 by BOS - Al Jefferson Age: 33

Power Forward

Drafted

2017 pick 18 by IND - T.J. Leaf Age: 21

2017 pick 18 by IND - T.J. Leaf Age: 21

2007 pick 12 by PHI - Thaddeus Young Age: 29

Undrafted

Trevor Booker Age: 0
Ben Moore Age: 23



Shooting Guard

Drafted

2014 pick 70 by MIN - Glenn Robinson III Age: 24
2013 pick 2 by ORL - Victor Oladipo Age: 26
2010 pick 70 by IND - Lance Stephenson Age: 27

2010 pick 70 by IND - Lance Stephenson Age: 27

Undrafted

Trey McKinney-Jones Age: 0
Damien Wilkins Age: 0

Point Guard

Drafted

2017 pick 82 by NO - Edmond Sumner Age: 22
2015 pick 73 by IND - Joe Young Age: 25

2015 pick 73 by IND - Joe Young Age: 25

2011 pick 29 by SA - Cory Joseph Age: 26
2009 pick 21 by NO - Darren Collison Age: 30




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