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New Orleans Pelicans

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:

Darius Miller: -0.86 Rank:36
E'Twaun Moore: -1.18 Rank:47
Dante Cunningham: -1.81 Rank:66
Solomon Hill: -2.46 Rank:80
Jalen Jones: -2.81 Rank:82

For Comparison:

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


DeMarcus Cousins: 3.68 Rank:6
Emeka Okafor: -0.73 Rank:54
Omer Asik: -1.76 Rank:71

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:

Anthony Davis: 5.55 Rank:1
Nikola Mirotic: 3.14 Rank:7
Cheick Diallo: -2.55 Rank:85

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:

Tony Allen: -1.70 Rank:55
Charles Cooke: -2.33 Rank:76
DeAndre Liggins: -2.94 Rank:90
Ian Clark: -3.69 Rank:102

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:

Jrue Holiday: 3.74 Rank:9
Rajon Rondo: -1.12 Rank:52
Mike James: -1.20 Rank:54
Walt Lemon Jr.: -2.32 Rank:82
Jameer Nelson: -5.40 Rank:107

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


2013 pick 23 by IND - Solomon Hill Age: 27
2012 pick 76 by NO - Darius Miller Age: 28

2011 pick 85 by BOS - E'Twaun Moore Age: 29


Dante Cunningham Age: 0
Jalen Jones Age: 0



2010 pick 5 by SAC - DeMarcus Cousins Age: 27
2008 pick 20 by CHA - Alexis Ajinca Age: 30
2004 pick 2 by CHA - Emeka Okafor Age: 35


Omer Asik Age: 0

Power Forward


2016 pick 63 by LAC - Cheick Diallo Age: 21
2012 pick 1 by NO - Anthony Davis Age: 25


Nikola Mirotic Age: 0

Shooting Guard



Tony Allen Age: 0
Charles Cooke Age: 23
DeAndre Liggins Age: 0
Ian Clark Age: 27
Ian Clark Age: 27

Point Guard


2017 pick 61 by CHA - Frank Jackson Age: 20
2009 pick 17 by PHI - Jrue Holiday Age: 27
2006 pick 21 by PHX - Rajon Rondo Age: 32


Mike James Age: 0
Walt Lemon Jr. Age: 0
Jameer Nelson Age: 0
Larry Drew II Age: 28


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