Draft Prospect Comparison Machine
Use this spreadsheet to find the closest style matches between some of this year's draft prospects and current NBA players
"YOU'RE SAYING LONZO IS GOING TO BE SEAN KILPATRICK?! THAT'S ABSURD!"
|If Lonzo Ball's top player comp is Sean Kilpatrick (it isn't), this doesn't mean Lonzo's ceiling is Kilpatrick. It doesn't mean that's his current talent level. What it does mean is that based on the breakdown of the ways he spent his possessions this past year at UCLA best match up with Kilpatrick among all NBA players.|
"How did you do this?"
|I pulled the types of actions each NBA player has had for their possessions this season (spot up, pick & roll ball handler, cutter, etc) and did the same with the prospects. When you select a prospect from the dropdown, their data will be compared with the NBA starters' and the top 15 comps will be listed. Those comps are determined by the average of the absolute value of the difference of each category between the prospect and the pro.|
"Which prospects can I choose from?"
|You can pick from about 50 different players. I selected that group based on mock drafts. I'll add other players periodically and as requested. If you see any you think should be added, let me know and I'll throw them in.|
Recent addition: Zach Collins
"Why is one of the comps columns all '#N/A'?"
That's because there's a tie for the NBA players that match up with that prospect. That messes with the code.
"Why would this SF's comps be all PFs and Cs?"
|If any player's comps seem a little off, it's most likely because they played out of position in college. A good example would be Brandon Ingram, who is a SF in the NBA but played PF for an undersized Duke team last season.|
If you have any more questions, just @ me on Twitter (@T1m_NBA) and I'll get back to you as soon as I can