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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:

Joe Ingles: 3.58 Rank:4
Thabo Sefolosha: 1.41 Rank:12
Royce O'Neale: 0.89 Rank:19
Erik McCree: -1.53 Rank:55

For Comparison:

The Top: Robert Covington 5.56
Tops: PJ Tucker 1.07
Last Starter: Anthony Brown 0.00
Baseline: Jacob Wiley -1.01


Rudy Gobert: 3.75 Rank:5
Ekpe Udoh: 1.96 Rank:12
Tony Bradley: -1.43 Rank:68

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.95
Tops: Kyle O'Quinn 1.87
Last Starter: Aron Baynes 0.63
Baseline: Joffrey Lauvergne 0.00

Power Forward:

Jonas Jerebko: 0.51 Rank:31
Derrick Favors: 0.49 Rank:32

For Comparison:

The Top: Anthony Davis 5.55
Tops: Pascal Siakam 1.52
Last Starter: Julius Randle 0.52
Baseline: Adreian Payne -0.73

Shooting Guard:

Donovan Mitchell: 2.24 Rank:6
Alec Burks: -2.36 Rank:77

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 6.46
Tops: Justin Holiday 1.09
Last Starter: Patrick McCaw 0.00
Baseline: Pat Connaughton -1.51

Point Guard:

Ricky Rubio: 2.31 Rank:14
Raul Neto: -0.16 Rank:34
Dante Exum: -1.54 Rank:63

For Comparison:

The Top: Chris Paul 7.13
Tops: Kyrie Irving 2.22
Last Starter: Shaquille Harrison 0.21
Baseline: Shelvin Mack -0.87

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


2006 pick 13 by PHI - Thabo Sefolosha Age: 34


Joe Ingles Age: 30
Royce O'Neale Age: 24
Erik McCree Age: 24



2017 pick 28 by LAL - Tony Bradley Age: 20
2013 pick 27 by DEN - Rudy Gobert Age: 25
2010 pick 6 by GS - Ekpe Udoh Age: 31

Power Forward


2010 pick 3 by NJ - Derrick Favors Age: 26
2009 pick 69 by DET - Jonas Jerebko Age: 31

Shooting Guard


2017 pick 13 by DEN - Donovan Mitchell Age: 21
2011 pick 12 by UTAH - Alec Burks Age: 26

Point Guard


2014 pick 5 by UTAH - Dante Exum Age: 22

2013 pick 77 by ATL - Raul Neto Age: 26
2009 pick 5 by MIN - Ricky Rubio Age: 27



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