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New York Knicks

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 2019 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:

Tim Hardaway Jr.: 0.89 Rank:18
Michael Beasley: -1.50 Rank:53
Lance Thomas: -2.88 Rank:83

For Comparison:

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


Kyle O'Quinn: 1.87 Rank:15
Willy Hernangomez: 0.38 Rank:33
Enes Kanter: -0.01 Rank:40
Joakim Noah: -0.72 Rank:53

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:

Kristaps Porzingis: 2.36 Rank:10
Luke Kornet: -1.79 Rank:74
Isaiah Hicks: -2.73 Rank:88

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:

Ron Baker: -0.41 Rank:28
Courtney Lee: -1.25 Rank:42
Damyean Dotson: -1.99 Rank:65

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:

Jarrett Jack: -0.91 Rank:48
Trey Burke: -1.06 Rank:51
Ramon Sessions: -2.19 Rank:78
Frank Ntilikina: -2.61 Rank:87

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


2013 pick 24 by NY - Tim Hardaway Jr. Age: 26

2008 pick 2 by MIA - Michael Beasley Age: 29


Lance Thomas Age: 30
Lance Thomas Age: 30



2012 pick 79 by ORL - Kyle O'Quinn Age: 28
2011 pick 3 by UTAH - Enes Kanter Age: 26
2007 pick 9 by CHI - Joakim Noah Age: 33


Willy Hernangomez Age: 0

Power Forward


2015 pick 4 by NY - Kristaps Porzingis Age: 22


Luke Kornet Age: 22
Isaiah Hicks Age: 23

Shooting Guard


2017 pick 74 by NY - Damyean Dotson Age: 24

2008 pick 22 by ORL - Courtney Lee Age: 32


Ron Baker Age: 25

Point Guard


2017 pick 8 by NY - Frank Ntilikina Age: 19

2015 pick 7 by DEN - Emmanuel Mudiay Age: 22
2013 pick 9 by MIN - Trey Burke Age: 25
2005 pick 22 by DEN - Jarrett Jack Age: 34


Ramon Sessions Age: 0


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