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New York Knicks

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:

Tim Hardaway Jr.: 0.89 Rank:16
Doug McDermott: -1.04 Rank:47
Lance Thomas: -1.57 Rank:71
Michael Beasley: -2.62 Rank:82

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 5.34
Tops: Jayson Tatum 1.24
Last Starter: Wesley Johnson -0.27
Baseline: Taurean Prince -0.85


Kyle O'Quinn: 0.25 Rank:22
Enes Kanter: 0.02 Rank:25
Willy Hernangomez: -0.96 Rank:44

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.50
Tops: Karl-Anthony Towns 0.83
Last Starter: Myles Turner -0.29
Baseline: Cole Aldrich -0.63

Power Forward:

Kristaps Porzingis: 1.62 Rank:11

For Comparison:

The Top: Draymond Green 3.89
Tops: Aaron Gordon 1.31
Last Starter: Serge Ibaka 0.15
Baseline: Derrick Favors -0.68

Shooting Guard:

Courtney Lee: -1.04 Rank:38
Ron Baker: -1.12 Rank:41
Damyean Dotson: -1.54 Rank:55

For Comparison:

The Top: Bradley Beal 2.53
Tops: Joe Harris 0.39
Last Starter: Garrett Temple -0.73
Baseline: Treveon Graham -1.39

Point Guard:

Frank Ntilikina: -0.33 Rank:32
Ramon Sessions: -1.49 Rank:60
Jarrett Jack: -2.07 Rank:73

For Comparison:

The Top: James Harden 8.33
Tops: Jeff Teague 0.70
Last Starter: Fred VanVleet -0.22
Baseline: Isaiah Taylor -1.02

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



Tim Hardaway Jr. Age: 0
Doug McDermott Age: 0
Lance Thomas Age: 0
Michael Beasley Age: 0




Kyle O'Quinn Age: 0
Enes Kanter Age: 0
Willy Hernangomez Age: 0

Power Forward



Kristaps Porzingis Age: 0

Shooting Guard



Courtney Lee Age: 0
Ron Baker Age: 0
Damyean Dotson Age: 0

Point Guard



Frank Ntilikina Age: 0
Ramon Sessions Age: 0
Jarrett Jack Age: 0


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I can't help but think while Carmelo is an elite player for his position there is something about his game that brings down the players around him.
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