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.
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
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.
2016 pick 2 by LAL - Brandon Ingram Age: 20
2007 pick 7 by MIN - Corey Brewer Age: 31
2004 pick 7 by PHX - Luol Deng Age: 32
2016 pick 62 by LAL - Ivica Zubac Age: 20
2008 pick 10 by NJ - Brook Lopez Age: 29
2005 pick 1 by MIL - Andrew Bogut Age: 32
2017 pick 27 by BKN - Kyle Kuzma Age: 22
2015 pick 27 by LAL - Larry Nance Jr. Age: 24
2014 pick 7 by LAL - Julius Randle Age: 22
2017 pick 30 by UTAH - Josh Hart Age: 22
2013 pick 8 by DET - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Age: 24
Alex Caruso Age: 23
2017 pick 2 by LAL - Lonzo Ball Age: 20
2014 pick 18 by PHX - Tyler Ennis Age: 23
2014 pick 76 by WSH - Jordan Clarkson Age: 25