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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:
Weakness

Nicolas Brussino: -1.53 Rank:56
Luke Babbitt: -1.62 Rank:59
Taurean Prince: -1.68 Rank:62
DeAndre' Bembry: -3.18 Rank:87

For Comparison:

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

Center:
Solid

Dewayne Dedmon: 0.70 Rank:27
Miles Plumlee: -3.83 Rank:83

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:
Solid

Ersan Ilyasova: 0.92 Rank:22
Mike Muscala: 0.55 Rank:28
John Collins: -0.55 Rank:43

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:
Strength

Kent Bazemore: 1.09 Rank:14
Damion Lee: -0.97 Rank:37
Antonius Cleveland: -1.51 Rank:48
Marco Belinelli: -1.66 Rank:53
Tyler Dorsey: -4.49 Rank:114

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:
Weakness

Josh Magette: -1.76 Rank:68
Dennis Schroder: -1.81 Rank:69
Isaiah Taylor: -2.03 Rank:75
Malcolm Delaney: -2.63 Rank:88

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

Drafted

2016 pick 12 by UTAH - Taurean Prince Age: 24
2016 pick 21 by ATL - DeAndre' Bembry Age: 23

2016 pick 21 by ATL - DeAndre' Bembry Age: 23

Undrafted

Nicolas Brussino Age: 0
Luke Babbitt Age: 0

Center

Drafted

2012 pick 26 by IND - Miles Plumlee Age: 29
2012 pick 26 by IND - Miles Plumlee Age: 29

Undrafted

Dewayne Dedmon Age: 28

Power Forward

Drafted

2017 pick 19 by ATL - John Collins Age: 20

2013 pick 74 by DAL - Mike Muscala Age: 26

Undrafted

Ersan Ilyasova Age: 0



Shooting Guard

Drafted

2017 pick 71 by ATL - Tyler Dorsey Age: 22

Undrafted

Kent Bazemore Age: 28
Damion Lee Age: 25
Antonius Cleveland Age: 0
Marco Belinelli Age: 0

Point Guard

Drafted

2013 pick 17 by ATL - Dennis Schroder Age: 24

Undrafted

Josh Magette Age: 28
Isaiah Taylor Age: 23
Malcolm Delaney Age: 29




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