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Phoenix Suns




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:
Weakness

Jared Dudley: -0.62 Rank:37
TJ Warren: -1.79 Rank:67

For Comparison:

The Top: Otto Porter Jr. 4.70
Tops: OG Anunoby 1.27
Last Starter: Anthony Brown 0.00
Baseline: Reggie Bullock -0.53

Center:
Concern

Tyson Chandler: -0.02 Rank:32
Alex Len: -0.68 Rank:45

For Comparison:

The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 5.31
Tops: Rudy Gobert 1.90
Last Starter: Marcin Gortat 0.05
Baseline: Domantas Sabonis -0.11

Power Forward:
Weakness

Alec Peters: -1.78 Rank:80
Marquese Chriss: -1.86 Rank:82

For Comparison:

The Top: Giannis Antetokounmpo 5.26
Tops: Al-Farouq Aminu 1.36
Last Starter: Trey Lyles 0.60
Baseline: Daniel Theis -0.19


Shooting Guard:
Concern

Devin Booker: -0.80 Rank:33
Davon Reed: -2.82 Rank:96

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 6.15
Tops: Justin Holiday 0.84
Last Starter: Rodney McGruder 0.00
Baseline: Wesley Matthews -1.28

Point Guard:
N/A - They don't have one

For Comparison:

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.

Small Forward

Drafted

2017 pick 4 by PHX - Josh Jackson Age: 21

2014 pick 14 by PHX - TJ Warren Age: 24

2007 pick 22 by CHA - Jared Dudley Age: 32

Undrafted

Danuel House Jr. Age: 24

Center

Drafted

2013 pick 5 by PHX - Alex Len Age: 24

2001 pick 2 by LAC - Tyson Chandler Age: 35

Power Forward

Drafted

2017 pick 84 by PHX - Alec Peters Age: 22

2016 pick 4 by PHX - Dragan Bender Age: 20

2016 pick 8 by SAC - Marquese Chriss Age: 20

Undrafted

Alan Williams Age: 25



Shooting Guard

Drafted

2017 pick 62 by PHX - Davon Reed Age: 22

2015 pick 13 by PHX - Devin Booker Age: 21

Undrafted

Troy Daniels Age: 26

Point Guard

Drafted

2016 pick 64 by PHX - Tyler Ulis Age: 22

2011 pick 8 by DET - Brandon Knight Age: 26




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