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.
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
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.
Denzel Valentine: -1.07 Rank:48
The Top: LeBron James 4.76 Tops: Omri Casspi 0.91 Last Starter: Anthony Brown 0.00 Baseline: Evan Fournier -0.54
Robin Lopez: -2.38 Rank:67
The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 5.05 Tops: Kelly Olynyk 1.74 Last Starter: Cristiano Felicio 0.00 Baseline: Boban Marjanovic -0.35
Nikola Mirotic: 1.67 Rank:14
Bobby Portis: -0.58 Rank:51
Lauri Markkanen: -0.62 Rank:54
The Top: Giannis Antetokounmpo 4.42 Tops: James Johnson 1.65 Last Starter: Nemanja Bjelica 0.47 Baseline: Julius Randle -0.26
Justin Holiday: 0.58 Rank:17
Antonio Blakeney: -2.87 Rank:96
The Top: Jimmy Butler 5.55 Tops: Wayne Ellington 0.98 Last Starter: R.J. Hunter 0.00 Baseline: Nicolas Batum -1.15
Kris Dunn: 0.02 Rank:25
David Nwaba: -0.38 Rank:33
Jerian Grant: -0.55 Rank:38
Zach LaVine: -1.69 Rank:65
Ryan Arcidiacono: -1.96 Rank:72
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.
2016 pick 78 by CHI - Paul Zipser Age: 23
Denzel Valentine Age: 0
Robin Lopez Age: 0
Cristiano Felicio Age: 25
Nikola Mirotic Age: 0
Bobby Portis Age: 0
Lauri Markkanen Age: 0
2010 pick 26 by OKC - Quincy Pondexter Age: 29
Justin Holiday Age: 0
Antonio Blakeney Age: 0
Kris Dunn Age: 0
David Nwaba Age: 0
Jerian Grant Age: 0
Zach LaVine Age: 0
Ryan Arcidiacono Age: 0