Plus-Minus 2001-02

A tool used by coaches for years, plus-minus is essentially the same as the statistic used to measure player performance in hockey. It has nothing to do with individual statistics. It is tied exclusively to a team's performance. While a player is on the floor, we record the score differential in terms of a gain (plus) or loss (minus). For example, if Player A enters the game with the score tied and leaves with the Pacers ahead by 6, he gets a plus-6. Conversely, if he enters with the Pacers ahead by 12, and leaves with a 6-point lead, he gets a minus-6. Those figures are compiled for every rotation of every player in every game. Presented below are the cumulative season plus-minus figures for each player as well as the team average, which makes it easier to see who is performing above - or below - the norm.

END OF REGULAR SEASON (42-40)

PLAYER GAMES MINUTES PLUS-MINUS PER 48 MINS. PER GAME
Ron Artest 28 818 60 3.5 2.1
Kevin Ollie 29 576 39 3.3 1.3
Brad Miller 28 872 37 2.0 1.3
Jermaine O'Neal 72 2,709 86 1.5 1.2
Austin Croshere 76 1,286 51 1.9 0.7
Jamaal Tinsley 80 2,442 38 0.7 0.5
Team Average 82 3,981 22 0.3 0.3
Bruno Sundov 22 88 3 1.6 0.0
Jamison Brewer* 13 43 1 1.1 0.1
Reggie Miller 79 2,889 1 0.0 0.0
Jeff Foster 82 1,786 -3 -0.1 -0.0
Jonathan Bender 78 1,647 -34 -1.0 -0.4
Primoz Brezec 22 160 -16 -4.8 -0.7
Al Harrington* 44 1,313 -51 -1.9 -1.2
Ron Mercer 13 213 -36 -8.1 -2.8
Jalen Rose** 53 1,937 55 1.4 1.0
Travis Best** 44 954 -46 -2.3 -1.0
Carlos Rogers*** 22 168 -27 -7.7 -1.2
Norm Richardson** 3 4 -4 -48.0 -1.3

* - Injured List
** - No Longer with team
*** - Suspended List