Plus-Minus 2004-05

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.

FINAL REGULAR SEASON (44-38)

PLAYER GAMES MINUTES PLUS-
MINUS
PER
48 MINS.
PER
GAME
LAST
GAME
Dale Davis 25 730 101 6.6 4.0 +16
Reggie Miller 66 2,105 234 5.3 3.5 +9
Jeff Foster 61 1,594 210 6.3 3.4 -23
Stephen Jackson 51 1,806 139 3.7 2.7 -7
Scot Pollard 49 865 81 4.5 1.7 -4
Team Average 82 3,981 62 0.7 0.8 +2
Anthony Johnson 63 1,748 27 0.7 0.4 +11
Jermaine O'Neal 44 1,530 18 0.6 0.4 +18
James Jones 75 1,330 15 0.5 0.2 +5
Fred Jones 77 2,268 -133 -2.8 -1.7 -9
Eddie Gill 73 1,021 -121 -5.7 -1.7 -9
Austin Croshere 73 1,826 -171 -4.5 -2.3 -5
John Edwards 24 138 -67 -23.3 -2.8 DNP

PLAYERS NOT ON ACTIVE ROSTER

PLAYER GAMES MINUTES PLUS-
MINUS
PER
48 MINS.
PER
GAME
LAST
GAME
Ron Artest** 7 291 40 6.6 5.7 DNP
Jamaal Tinsley* 40 1,301 105 3.9 2.6 DNP
David Harrison* 43 760 -18 -1.1 -0.4 DNP
Jonathan Bender* 7 93 -28 -14.5 -4.0 DNP

*Injured list
**Suspended list

PLAYERS NO LONGER WITH TEAM

PLAYER GAMES MINUTES PLUS-MINUS PER 48 MINS. PER GAME
Marcus Haislip 9 106 -10 -4.5 -1.1
Tremaine Fowlkes 8 56 -10 -8.6 -1.3
Michael Curry 18 249 -71 -13.7 -3.9
Britton Johnsen 6 87 -31 -17.1 -5.2