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: Jimmy Butler 6.15 Tops: Justin Holiday 0.84 Last Starter: Rodney McGruder 0.00 Baseline: Wesley Matthews -1.28
Ben Simmons: 2.77 Rank:11
T.J. McConnell: -0.52 Rank:37
Jacob Pullen: -1.34 Rank:55
The Top: Chris Paul 7.14 Tops: Terry Rozier 1.72 Last Starter: Jameer Nelson 0.00 Baseline: Jordan Clarkson -0.45
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.
Robert Covington Age: 27
James Michael McAdoo Age: 0
2014 pick 3 by PHI - Joel Embiid Age: 23
2015 pick 67 by PHI - Richaun Holmes Age: 24
2014 pick 12 by ORL - Dario Saric Age: 23
2005 pick 86 by DET - Amir Johnson Age: 30
Trevor Booker Age: 0
2016 pick 24 by PHI - Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot Age: 22
2016 pick 26 by PHI - Furkan Korkmaz Age: 20
2015 pick 21 by DAL - Justin Anderson Age: 24
2014 pick 17 by BOS - James Young Age: 22
2006 pick 11 by ORL - JJ Redick Age: 33