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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

Dante Cunningham: -1.24 Rank:45
Jalen Jones: -1.75 Rank:62

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 4.46
Tops: OG Anunoby 0.86
Last Starter: CJ Miles -0.11
Baseline: Davis Bertans -1.10

Center:
Strength

DeMarcus Cousins: 7.56 Rank:1

For Comparison:

The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 7.56
Tops: Karl-Anthony Towns 1.93
Last Starter: Cole Aldrich 0.67
Baseline: Dewayne Dedmon 0.41

Power Forward:
Strength

Anthony Davis: 2.90 Rank:6
Cheick Diallo: -2.50 Rank:88

For Comparison:

The Top: Al Horford 5.40
Tops: Tarik Black 1.71
Last Starter: Dwight Powell 0.61
Baseline: Brice Johnson -0.16


Shooting Guard:
Concern

E'Twaun Moore: -0.65 Rank:24
Tony Allen: -1.82 Rank:56
Charles Cooke: -2.05 Rank:71
Ian Clark: -3.18 Rank:93

For Comparison:

The Top: Eric Gordon 3.75
Tops: Joe Harris 0.00
Last Starter: Alex Abrines -0.58
Baseline: DeAndre Liggins -1.55

Point Guard:
Solid

Jrue Holiday: -0.32 Rank:22
Jameer Nelson: -1.52 Rank:46

For Comparison:

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.

Small Forward

Drafted

2009 pick 63 by POR - Dante Cunningham Age: 30

Undrafted

Jalen Jones Age: 24

Center

Drafted

2010 pick 5 by SAC - DeMarcus Cousins Age: 27

Power Forward

Drafted

2016 pick 63 by LAC - Cheick Diallo Age: 21
2012 pick 1 by NO - Anthony Davis Age: 24



Shooting Guard

Drafted

2011 pick 85 by BOS - E'Twaun Moore Age: 28
2004 pick 25 by BOS - Tony Allen Age: 35

Undrafted

Charles Cooke Age: 23
Ian Clark Age: 26

Point Guard

Drafted

2009 pick 17 by PHI - Jrue Holiday Age: 27
2004 pick 20 by DEN - Jameer Nelson Age: 35




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