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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:

Thabo Sefolosha: 2.53 Rank:6
Joe Ingles: 0.82 Rank:17
Royce O'Neale: 0.80 Rank:19

For Comparison:

The Top: LeBron James 4.76
Tops: Omri Casspi 0.91
Last Starter: Anthony Brown 0.00
Baseline: Evan Fournier -0.54


Ekpe Udoh: 2.08 Rank:12
Rudy Gobert: 0.20 Rank:25
Tony Bradley: -1.27 Rank:60

For Comparison:

The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 5.05
Tops: Kelly Olynyk 1.74
Last Starter: Cristiano Felicio 0.00
Baseline: Boban Marjanovic -0.35

Power Forward:

Jonas Jerebko: 1.12 Rank:17
Derrick Favors: -0.21 Rank:42

For Comparison:

The Top: Giannis Antetokounmpo 4.42
Tops: James Johnson 1.65
Last Starter: Nemanja Bjelica 0.47
Baseline: Julius Randle -0.26

Shooting Guard:

Donovan Mitchell: 0.75 Rank:16
Alec Burks: -1.06 Rank:39
Rodney Hood: -2.46 Rank:90

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 5.55
Tops: Wayne Ellington 0.98
Last Starter: R.J. Hunter 0.00
Baseline: Nicolas Batum -1.15

Point Guard:

Raul Neto: -0.27 Rank:31
Ricky Rubio: -1.14 Rank:48

For Comparison:

The Top: Stephen Curry 6.63
Tops: Ben Simmons 1.70
Last Starter: Gary Payton II 0.00
Baseline: Jerian Grant -0.55

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



Thabo Sefolosha Age: 0
Joe Ingles Age: 0
Royce O'Neale Age: 0
Erik McCree Age: 24




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

Power Forward



Jonas Jerebko Age: 0
Derrick Favors Age: 0

Shooting Guard


2001 pick 10 by BOS - Joe Johnson Age: 36


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

Point Guard


2014 pick 5 by UTAH - Dante Exum Age: 22


Raul Neto Age: 0
Ricky Rubio Age: 0



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