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Los Angeles Lakers




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:
Concern

Travis Wear: -0.53 Rank:33
Nigel Hayes: -0.66 Rank:35
Luol Deng: -1.32 Rank:49
Brandon Ingram: -2.08 Rank:73

For Comparison:

The Top: Otto Porter Jr. 5.20
Tops: PJ Tucker 0.92
Last Starter: Paul Zipser 0.00
Baseline: Darius Miller -0.76

Center:
Solid

Brook Lopez: 0.70 Rank:29
Andrew Bogut: 0.13 Rank:37
Ivica Zubac: -0.47 Rank:44
Thomas Bryant: -1.09 Rank:61

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.65
Tops: Jusuf Nurkic 1.84
Last Starter: Jakob Poeltl 0.64
Baseline: Cristiano Felicio 0.00

Power Forward:
Solid

Julius Randle: 1.09 Rank:20
Derrick Williams: -0.86 Rank:55
Kyle Kuzma: -1.33 Rank:61

For Comparison:

The Top: Anthony Davis 5.18
Tops: Nikola Mirotic 1.62
Last Starter: Brandan Wright 0.50
Baseline: Eric Moreland -0.44


Shooting Guard:
Solid

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 1.05 Rank:16
Josh Hart: -1.14 Rank:42
Alex Caruso: -2.03 Rank:69

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 5.94
Tops: Jeremy Lamb 1.09
Last Starter: Antonio Blakeney 0.00
Baseline: Devin Booker -0.79

Point Guard:
Solid

Lonzo Ball: 0.62 Rank:24
Tyler Ennis: -2.22 Rank:79

For Comparison:

The Top: Chris Paul 6.88
Tops: Delon Wright 2.10
Last Starter: Dennis Smith Jr. 0.00
Baseline: George Hill -0.42




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

Travis Wear Age: 0
Nigel Hayes Age: 0
Luol Deng Age: 0
Brandon Ingram Age: 0

Center

Drafted

Undrafted

Brook Lopez Age: 0
Andrew Bogut Age: 0
Ivica Zubac Age: 0
Thomas Bryant Age: 0

Power Forward

Drafted

Undrafted

Julius Randle Age: 0
Derrick Williams Age: 0
Kyle Kuzma Age: 0



Shooting Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Age: 0
Josh Hart Age: 0
Alex Caruso Age: 0

Point Guard

Drafted

2011 pick 90 by SAC - Isaiah Thomas Age: 29

Undrafted

Lonzo Ball Age: 0
Tyler Ennis Age: 0
Gary Payton II Age: 25




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