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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:

Luke Babbitt: 0.58 Rank:22
Taurean Prince: -1.49 Rank:58
Nicolas Brussino: -1.53 Rank:60
DeAndre' Bembry: -2.14 Rank:74

For Comparison:

The Top: LeBron James 6.04
Tops: Chandler Parsons 1.42
Last Starter: Davis Bertans -0.23
Baseline: Alfonzo McKinnie -1.08


Dewayne Dedmon: 0.01 Rank:25
Miles Plumlee: -0.66 Rank:38

For Comparison:

The Top: Nikola Jokic 5.51
Tops: Karl-Anthony Towns 0.82
Last Starter: Rudy Gobert -0.32
Baseline: Boban Marjanovic -0.63

Power Forward:

Ersan Ilyasova: 0.06 Rank:33
Tyler Cavanaugh: 0.00 Rank:35
John Collins: -0.51 Rank:43
Mike Muscala: -1.35 Rank:67

For Comparison:

The Top: Draymond Green 4.78
Tops: Kristaps Porzingis 1.42
Last Starter: Larry Nance Jr. 0.40
Baseline: Mirza Teletovic -0.73

Shooting Guard:

Kent Bazemore: 0.27 Rank:20
Marco Belinelli: -0.37 Rank:29
Tyler Dorsey: -2.00 Rank:80

For Comparison:

The Top: Victor Oladipo 3.96
Tops: Wayne Ellington 0.78
Last Starter: Marco Belinelli -0.37
Baseline: Treveon Graham -1.42

Point Guard:

Isaiah Taylor: -1.40 Rank:54
Josh Magette: -1.59 Rank:61
Dennis Schroder: -1.74 Rank:65
Malcolm Delaney: -3.24 Rank:87

For Comparison:

The Top: James Harden 8.58
Tops: Tyus Jones 1.42
Last Starter: De'Aaron Fox 0.00
Baseline: Tony Parker -1.04

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


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

2010 pick 16 by MIN - Luke Babbitt Age: 28


Nicolas Brussino Age: 24



2012 pick 26 by IND - Miles Plumlee Age: 29


Dewayne Dedmon Age: 28

Power Forward


2017 pick 19 by ATL - John Collins Age: 20

2013 pick 74 by DAL - Mike Muscala Age: 26
2005 pick 66 by MIL - Ersan Ilyasova Age: 30


Tyler Cavanaugh Age: 23

Shooting Guard


2017 pick 71 by ATL - Tyler Dorsey Age: 21

2007 pick 18 by GS - Marco Belinelli Age: 31


Kent Bazemore Age: 28

Point Guard


2013 pick 17 by ATL - Dennis Schroder Age: 24


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



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