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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 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:

Jared Dudley: -0.25 Rank:28
TJ Warren: -1.22 Rank:54
Derrick Jones Jr.: -1.78 Rank:75
Josh Jackson: -3.78 Rank:85

For Comparison:

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


Tyson Chandler: -0.27 Rank:28
Alex Len: -1.04 Rank:46

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:

Marquese Chriss: -1.17 Rank:65
Alec Peters: -1.39 Rank:73
Dragan Bender: -3.93 Rank:92

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:

Devin Booker: 0.23 Rank:18
Troy Daniels: -2.06 Rank:80

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:

Tyler Ulis: -3.72 Rank:85

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



Jared Dudley Age: 0
TJ Warren Age: 0
Derrick Jones Jr. Age: 0
Josh Jackson Age: 0




Tyson Chandler Age: 0
Alex Len Age: 0

Power Forward



Marquese Chriss Age: 0
Alec Peters Age: 0
Dragan Bender Age: 0

Shooting Guard



Devin Booker Age: 0
Troy Daniels Age: 0

Point Guard


2011 pick 8 by DET - Brandon Knight Age: 25


Tyler Ulis Age: 0


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