This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.
Earlier in the week, the RotoWire NBA crew revealed its 2021-22 Expert Composite Rankings. After some time to check out everyone's rankings, the group participated in a roundtable discussion about the exercise.
In addition, at the bottom of this article is an extra rankings chart. It features each player's highest and lowest ranking, plus a variance score from all five participants' rankings. That can be read as how much, or low little, confidence the group has in that player.
1. This season we introduced a new ranking method – picking players in a "who would you rather draft" format rather than adjusting players up and down a list. Which do you prefer?
Nick: In terms of the process itself, compiling the rankings with a "Player vs. Player" format was definitely easier than manually dragging them around in a spreadsheet. But at the same time, I would prefer to see my rankings in real time and be able to overrule what the computer spits out.
Ken: While I enjoyed the exercise, the results have some odd outliers. I would not rank LeBron in my Top 12 and Lillard should be a higher pick. I prefer the traditional method.
Gabe: I like the "who would you rather draft?" format because it simulates what it's like to be on the clock, where often enough we are torn between two players and forced to go with our gut.
Alex: I certainly enjoyed this method more. It was engaging, challenging and fun. However, it