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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:
Strength

Joe Ingles: 2.61 Rank:6
Thabo Sefolosha: 0.97 Rank:13
Royce O'Neale: -1.63 Rank:59

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 4.46
Tops: OG Anunoby 0.86
Last Starter: CJ Miles -0.11
Baseline: Davis Bertans -1.10

Center:
Weakness

Ekpe Udoh: 0.38 Rank:37
Rudy Gobert: -0.34 Rank:53
Tony Bradley: -1.01 Rank:62

For Comparison:

The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 7.56
Tops: Karl-Anthony Towns 1.93
Last Starter: Cole Aldrich 0.67
Baseline: Dewayne Dedmon 0.41

Power Forward:
Solid

Derrick Favors: 1.21 Rank:19
Jonas Jerebko: -0.81 Rank:61

For Comparison:

The Top: Al Horford 5.40
Tops: Tarik Black 1.71
Last Starter: Dwight Powell 0.61
Baseline: Brice Johnson -0.16


Shooting Guard:
Concern

Donovan Mitchell: -1.45 Rank:40
Joe Johnson: -2.42 Rank:82
Rodney Hood: -2.61 Rank:84
Alec Burks: -2.86 Rank:90

For Comparison:

The Top: Eric Gordon 3.75
Tops: Joe Harris 0.00
Last Starter: Alex Abrines -0.58
Baseline: DeAndre Liggins -1.55

Point Guard:
Concern

Ricky Rubio: -0.44 Rank:25
Raul Neto: -2.27 Rank:65

For Comparison:

The Top: James Harden 8.21
Tops: Marcus Smart 0.47
Last Starter: Mario Chalmers -0.35
Baseline: Jordan Clarkson -1.40




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

Undrafted

Joe Ingles Age: 0
Thabo Sefolosha Age: 0
Royce O'Neale Age: 0

Center

Drafted

Undrafted

Ekpe Udoh Age: 0
Rudy Gobert Age: 0
Tony Bradley Age: 0

Power Forward

Drafted

Undrafted

Derrick Favors Age: 0
Jonas Jerebko Age: 0



Shooting Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Donovan Mitchell Age: 0
Joe Johnson Age: 0
Rodney Hood Age: 0
Alec Burks Age: 0

Point Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Ricky Rubio Age: 0
Raul Neto Age: 0




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