October brings about a fascination with subjective NBA player rankings as a new season draws near, so why not get in on the fun with a 2013-14 edition of RaptorsRank?
Here you’ll find my rankings of all 14 players currently on the Raptors roster, along with a brief analysis of each player. I’ve also included three tables of advanced stats from last season – Regularized Adjusted Plus Minus, Win Shares and Player Efficiency Rating (Note: These are the same three metrics Ben Golliver and Rob Mahoney included in their top-100 list for SI.com).
For the record and for reference in future debates, these rankings are not measured by which player is the most naturally talented or by empty offensive numbers. These are my rankings of each player’s effectiveness on an NBA court heading into the 2013-14 season, based on what I’ve seen from each player over the last year and what I expect from each player this year.
So without further ado…