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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:
Strength

Tim Hardaway Jr.: 1.24 Rank:12
Michael Beasley: -2.02 Rank:72
Lance Thomas: -2.50 Rank:77
Doug McDermott: -2.55 Rank:80

For Comparison:

The Top: LeBron James 4.88
Tops: Joe Ingles 0.95
Last Starter: Reggie Bullock -0.23
Baseline: Andre Iguodala -0.82

Center:
Strength

Kyle O'Quinn: 2.66 Rank:7
Joakim Noah: -0.45 Rank:39
Enes Kanter: -0.77 Rank:47
Willy Hernangomez: -0.89 Rank:50

For Comparison:

The Top: DeMarcus Cousins 5.21
Tops: Ekpe Udoh 1.35
Last Starter: Meyers Leonard 0.05
Baseline: Bam Adebayo -0.43

Power Forward:
Strength

Kristaps Porzingis: 2.06 Rank:9

For Comparison:

The Top: Draymond Green 4.38
Tops: Nikola Mirotic 1.30
Last Starter: Trey Lyles 0.43
Baseline: Daniel Theis -0.53


Shooting Guard:
Solid

Courtney Lee: 0.17 Rank:20
Ron Baker: -0.46 Rank:28
Damyean Dotson: -2.27 Rank:84

For Comparison:

The Top: Jimmy Butler 5.47
Tops: Andre Roberson 0.82
Last Starter: Devin Booker -0.55
Baseline: Daniel Hamilton -1.34

Point Guard:
Concern

Jarrett Jack: -0.70 Rank:42
Ramon Sessions: -2.19 Rank:75
Frank Ntilikina: -2.69 Rank:86

For Comparison:

The Top: Stephen Curry 6.42
Tops: Shabazz Napier 1.59
Last Starter: Kris Dunn -0.15
Baseline: Derrick White -0.90




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

Undrafted

Tim Hardaway Jr. Age: 0
Michael Beasley Age: 0
Lance Thomas Age: 0
Doug McDermott Age: 0

Center

Drafted

Undrafted

Kyle O'Quinn Age: 0
Joakim Noah Age: 0
Enes Kanter Age: 0
Willy Hernangomez Age: 0

Power Forward

Drafted

Undrafted

Kristaps Porzingis Age: 0



Shooting Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Courtney Lee Age: 0
Ron Baker Age: 0
Damyean Dotson Age: 0

Point Guard

Drafted

Undrafted

Jarrett Jack Age: 0
Ramon Sessions Age: 0
Frank Ntilikina Age: 0




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