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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 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:

Mario Hezonja: -2.00 Rank:71
Jonathon Simmons: -3.05 Rank:85
Wesley Iwundu: -3.58 Rank:90

For Comparison:

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


Nikola Vucevic: 2.34 Rank:10
Khem Birch: -0.74 Rank:55
Bismack Biyombo: -5.21 Rank:85

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:

Marreese Speights: 1.18 Rank:20
Aaron Gordon: 0.73 Rank:25
Adreian Payne: -0.73 Rank:46
Jonathan Isaac: -2.19 Rank:81

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:

Evan Fournier: 0.02 Rank:21
Terrence Ross: -1.70 Rank:56
Jamel Artis: -2.78 Rank:87
Rodney Purvis: -4.35 Rank:111
Arron Afflalo: -4.40 Rank:112

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:

D.J. Augustin: -0.12 Rank:33
Shelvin Mack: -0.87 Rank:46
Elfrid Payton: -2.15 Rank:77

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


2017 pick 63 by ORL - Wesley Iwundu Age: 23

2015 pick 5 by ORL - Mario Hezonja Age: 23


Jonathon Simmons Age: 28
Jonathon Simmons Age: 28



2011 pick 7 by SAC - Bismack Biyombo Age: 25
2011 pick 7 by SAC - Bismack Biyombo Age: 25
2011 pick 16 by PHI - Nikola Vucevic Age: 27


Khem Birch Age: 25

Power Forward


2017 pick 6 by ORL - Jonathan Isaac Age: 20

2014 pick 4 by ORL - Aaron Gordon Age: 22

2008 pick 16 by PHI - Marreese Speights Age: 30


Adreian Payne Age: 0

Shooting Guard


2012 pick 8 by TOR - Terrence Ross Age: 27
2012 pick 20 by DEN - Evan Fournier Age: 25
2007 pick 27 by DET - Arron Afflalo Age: 32
2007 pick 27 by DET - Arron Afflalo Age: 32


Jamel Artis Age: 25
Rodney Purvis Age: 24
Rodney Purvis Age: 24

Point Guard


2011 pick 64 by WSH - Shelvin Mack Age: 28
2008 pick 9 by CHA - D.J. Augustin Age: 30


Elfrid Payton Age: 0


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