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: Anthony Davis 5.55 Tops: Pascal Siakam 1.52 Last Starter: Julius Randle 0.52 Baseline: Adreian Payne -0.73
Ron Baker: -0.41 Rank:28
Courtney Lee: -1.25 Rank:42
Damyean Dotson: -1.99 Rank:65
The Top: Jimmy Butler 6.46 Tops: Justin Holiday 1.09 Last Starter: Patrick McCaw 0.00 Baseline: Pat Connaughton -1.51
Jarrett Jack: -0.91 Rank:48
Trey Burke: -1.06 Rank:51
Ramon Sessions: -2.19 Rank:78
Frank Ntilikina: -2.61 Rank:87
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.
2013 pick 24 by NY - Tim Hardaway Jr. Age: 26
2008 pick 2 by MIA - Michael Beasley Age: 29
Lance Thomas Age: 30
Lance Thomas Age: 30
2012 pick 79 by ORL - Kyle O'Quinn Age: 28
2011 pick 3 by UTAH - Enes Kanter Age: 26
2007 pick 9 by CHI - Joakim Noah Age: 33
Willy Hernangomez Age: 0
2015 pick 4 by NY - Kristaps Porzingis Age: 22
Luke Kornet Age: 22
Isaiah Hicks Age: 23
2017 pick 74 by NY - Damyean Dotson Age: 24
2008 pick 22 by ORL - Courtney Lee Age: 32
Ron Baker Age: 25
2017 pick 8 by NY - Frank Ntilikina Age: 19
2015 pick 7 by DEN - Emmanuel Mudiay Age: 22
2013 pick 9 by MIN - Trey Burke Age: 25
2005 pick 22 by DEN - Jarrett Jack Age: 34