The raw data behind the story "Projecting The Top 50 Players In The 2015 NBA Draft Class" https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/projecting-the-top-50-players-in-the-2015-nba-draft-class/. An analysis using this data was contributed by G. Elliott Morris as a package vignette at http://fivethirtyeight-r.netlify.com/articles/nba.html.

nba_draft_2015

Format

A data frame with 1090 rows representing National Basketball Association players/prospects and 9 variables:

player

Player name

position

The player's position going into the draft

id

The player's identification code

draft_year

The year the player was eligible for the NBA draft

projected_spm

The model's projected statistical plus/minus over years 2-5 of the player's NBA career

superstar

Probability of becoming a superstar player (1 per draft, SPM >= +3.3)

starter

Probability of becoming a starting-caliber player (10 per draft, SPM >= +0.5)

role_player

Probability of becoming a role player (25 per draft, SPM >= -1.4)

bust

Probability of becoming a bust (everyone else, SPM < -1.4)

Source

See https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/projecting-the-top-50-players-in-the-2015-nba-draft-class/