With Free Agency rapidly approaching, Crafted NBA has put together a quick reference to the upcoming free agency period. Players have been split into four groups; Guards, Wings, Forwards, and Bigs, and then ranked within these groupings. Included with each player is a Fair Salary* which can be used as a guideline for what a player is expected to be worth per season over the next 2-3 seasons. This can be used as a base of reference for judging the contracts that teams are handing out this summer.
*see below for expanded definitions and formula
Fair Salary: we start with the average salary of all players of a similar CraftedPM over the past few seasons, adjusted to account for the changes in salary cap. Further adjustments were made to account for a players role, position, age, and potential upside. This is not a prediction of what a player will sign for on the market, rather this should be used as a tool for use when deciding whether a team overpaid or got a bargain. Example: Brandon Ingram's 'Fair Salary' is listed at around 16 million/season. He will almost surely get more than that and may end up proving to be worth quite a bit more,however, strictly in terms of on court value, 16 million/season is around the salary we would expect him to be worth over the next few years.
CraftedPM: Crafted Plus Minus | ((standardizedRPM x 5) + (standardizeDLEBRON x 5) + (standardizedRaptor x 7) + standardizedBPM + standardizedMYRPM + standardizedMYLEBRON + standardizedPredator + standardizedPredator + standardizedPLEBRON + standardizedLARAPM + standardizedLA3RAPM) / 25 | An aggregate of many different plus-minus metrics including Player Impact Plus Minus, Real Plus Minus, Box Plus Minus and CARMELO. First, we convert all variables to the same scale , then we combine them and divide by the number of variables. We then take this number and convert it to the MYRPM (Multi-Year Real Plus Minus) scale.
CraftedPeakPM: This is an estimate of how good each player will be (CraftedPM) at their peak (age 27 season). Valid for players 25 and under only.