2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

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maddux
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2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

Post by maddux » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:56 pm

Just like last year anyone have these? ESPN hasn't published them who knows if they will this year (last year they waited til day 1 of the season for some weird reason). I know nbacouchside did some last year but cant find his website this year.


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Re: 2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

Post by Jinxed » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:49 pm

Anyone want to give those of us without ESPN+ the top 25 or so.?

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Re: 2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

Post by tarrazu » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:13 pm

This is for returning players only.

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RANK	ORPM	DRPM	RPM	PLAYER
1	5.43	3.16	8.59	Nikola Jokic
2	8	0.23	8.23	Stephen Curry
3	5.35	2.82	8.17	Chris Paul
4	6.47	0.5	6.97	LeBron James
5	3.43	3	6.43	Jimmy Butler
6	4.24	2.07	6.31	Kyle Lowry
7	6.79	-0.71	6.08	James Harden
8	0.98	4.91	5.89	Draymond Green
9	-0.47	6.35	5.88	Rudy Gobert
10	1.66	3.87	5.53	Joel Embiid
11	2.3	3.2	5.5	Victor Oladipo
12	3.24	1.93	5.17	Otto Porter Jr
13	4.63	0.46	5.09	Russell Westbrook
14	2.02	3.05	5.07	Kawhi Leonard
15	4.86	-0.04	4.82	Karl-Anthony Towns
16	3.13	1.64	4.77	Giannis Antetokounmpo
17	1.2	3.52	4.72	Anthony Davis
18	4.58	-0.04	4.54	Kemba Walker
19	0.34	4.13	4.47	Robert Covington
20	4.7	-0.26	4.44	Kevin Durant
21	3.07	1.3	4.37	Fred VanVleet
22	5.15	-0.91	4.24	Kyrie Irving
23	2.03	2.17	4.2	Kevin Love
24	1.7	2.5	4.2	Jayson Tatum
25	2.99	1.15	4.14	Tyus Jones
26	5.67	-1.61	4.06	Damian Lillard
27	1.18	2.86	4.04	Kristaps Porzingis
28	2.23	1.72	3.95	Paul George
29	2.23	1.57	3.8	DeMarcus Cousins
30	0.12	3.45	3.57	Kyle Anderson
31	1.94	1.61	3.55	Ben Simmons
32	1.32	2.19	3.51	Jrue Holiday
33	2.11	1.25	3.36	Nikola Mirotic
34	-0.47	3.79	3.32	Amir Johnson
35	-0.1	3.4	3.3	Clint Capela
36	1.77	1.35	3.12	LaMarcus Aldridge
37	1.73	1.36	3.09	Kelly Olynyk
38	0.56	2.52	3.08	Al Horford
39	2.62	0.27	2.89	Spencer Dinwiddie
40	0.36	2.23	2.59	Jordan Bell
41	-0.58	3.08	2.5	Larry Nance Jr
42	1.78	0.71	2.49	Blake Griffin
43	1.16	1.32	2.48	Delon Wright
44	-1.78	4.14	2.36	Jusuf Nurkic
45	1.92	0.43	2.35	Joe Ingles
46	1.76	0.56	2.32	Donovan Mitchell
47	2.49	-0.18	2.31	Khris Middleton
48	-1.38	3.69	2.31	Nene
49	2.69	-0.39	2.3	Eric Bledsoe
50	1.51	0.72	2.23	Tomas Satoransky

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Re: 2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

Post by DSMok1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:40 am

Jokic is number 1?? How did he get such a high DRPM?
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Re: 2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

Post by dtkavana » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:07 pm

Jokic has always had a surprisingly (tall, white, appears to be slow footed, not a shot blocker) high DRPM. I think that we can attribute this to his height (RPM takes this into account), his excellent defensive rebounding (this is often the forgotten part of defense), and a pretty decent steals rate for a big fella. I would guess that he might excel at some parts of defense which are not flashy as well, like positioning or anticipation.

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Re: 2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

Post by Jinxed » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:00 am

DSMok1 wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:40 am
Jokic is number 1?? How did he get such a high DRPM?
I've heard that he's really good at denying his man getting the ball, and some other things we don't really think of when grading defensive bigs. We tend to focus solely on rim protection.

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Re: 2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

Post by Rd11490 » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:46 am

Teams take a surprisingly low percentage of their shots at the rim while he is on defense. It is likely due to the decrease in transition by opponents due to his lack of turnovers and the increase in offensive efficiency.

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Re: 2018-19 Individual RPM Projections

Post by RyanRiot » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:49 am

This article by Ben Falk takes a nice look at why metrics rate Jokic so highly on defense. It's behind a paywall, but the main points are that he doesn't give up offensive rebounds, he doesn't foul, and he doesn't give up shots in the paint.

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