Pacers Plus-Minus 2005-06

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 2005-06 REGULAR SEASON (41-41)

ACTIVE
PLAYERS
GAMES MINUTES PLUS-
MINUS
PER
48 MINS.
PER
GAME
LAST
GAME
Peja Stojakovic 40 1,454 +159 +5.2 +4.0 +11
Team Average 82 3,946 +155 +1.9 +1.9 +6
Anthony Johnson 75 1,981 +131 +3.2 +1.7 +14
Austin Croshere 50 1,148 +102 +4.3 +2.0 +5
Jeff Foster 63 1,581 +98 +3.0 +1.6 -4
Jermaine O'Neal 51 1,802 +97 +2.6 +1.9 +8
Sarunas Jasikevicius 75 1,557 +56 +1.7 +0.7 -8
Scot Pollard 45 771 +51 +3.2 +1.1 +7
Stephen Jackson 81 2,910 +37 +0.6 +0.5 +5
Jamaal Tinsley 41 1,101 +22 +1.5 +0.5 DNP
Fred Jones 68 1,837 +9 +0.2 +0.1 DNP
Eddie Gill 41 122 +3 +1.2 +0.1 DNP
Danny Granger 78 1,765 -45 -1.2 -0.6 -9
David Harrison 67 1,034 -47 -2.2 -0.7 -1

OTHERS GAMES MINUTES PLUS-
MINUS
PER
48 MINS.
PER
GAME
LAST
GAME
Ron Artest 16 603 +127 +10.1 +7.9 DNP
Jonathan Bender 2 20 -8 -19.2 -4.8 DNP
Samaki Walker 7 22 -11 -24.0 -1.6 DNP