Spurs Vs Mavs Primer: Plus Minus and Game Score

Thaddeus Young, Wow. What a different a week makes.

Intersection of each axis is the league average for those that have played more than 120 minutes. The “S”s you see are the team average for each team. Thaddeus Young has now met the minutes minimum requirement to be included on the chart. And, wow, debuted in exactly the correct quadrant! Data from Basketball Reference.

At note on Game Score: Here are the variables and weights in Mr. Hollinger’s equation. It’s a decent way to look at overall box score impact. I apply this formula to the current per game averages for each player–It results in a number that is rarely off by more than 0.2.

  • Points +
  • + 0.4 * FG made
  • – 0.7 * FGA
  • – 0.4*(FTA – FT)
  • + 0.7 * ORB
  • + 0.3 * DRB
  • + STL
  • + 0.7 * AST
  • + 0.7 * BLK
  • – 0.4 * PF
  • -TOV.

Published by Jesse Pittsley PhD

Just a professor that likes visually interpret data

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