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BBR: PI+ Plus/Minus Finder

Posted by Neil on March 21, 2012

By popular demand, we have added a Player Plus/Minus Finder to the Basketball-Reference Play Index+. This new tool allows you to search through thousands of game logs to find the player whose team had the best offensive rating, best defensive rating, and best net rating while the player was on the floor (plus much, much more). For example, here are the raw +/- leaders (minimum 10,000 minutes) since 2001:

Net (Per 100 Possessions)
Rk Player Tm From To G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% eFG% FT FTA FT% PTS
1 Manu Ginobili SAS 2003 2012 648 18156.7 +2.3 -0.4 +.029 +2.6 +5.8 +.026 +.044 +3.2 +4.4 -.005 +10.4
2 Tim Duncan SAS 2001 2012 888 30851.7 +2.4 -3.0 +.042 +1.7 +3.2 +.030 +.053 +3.4 +5.6 -.033 +9.8
3 Dirk Nowitzki DAL 2001 2012 906 33704.4 +2.3 +0.5 +.024 +1.3 +2.0 +.029 +.031 +2.3 +0.8 +.063 +8.2
4 Tony Parker SAS 2002 2012 787 26016.5 +1.9 -2.1 +.032 +1.8 +4.0 +.023 +.043 +2.3 +4.2 -.032 +7.9
5 Steve Nash TOT 2001 2012 894 30357.6 +2.1 -2.2 +.035 +2.5 +4.6 +.037 +.050 +1.0 0.0 +.041 +7.7
6 Bruce Bowen TOT 2001 2009 712 21374.3 +2.0 -2.1 +.034 +1.8 +3.7 +.030 +.045 +1.8 +3.7 -.037 +7.6
7 Rajon Rondo BOS 2007 2012 418 13523.2 +3.5 -0.8 +.045 +0.1 -1.5 +.038 +.046 +0.3 +0.2 +.005 +7.3
8 Anderson Varejao CLE 2005 2012 444 11132.4 +2.5 +3.0 +.013 +0.9 +1.6 +.019 +.017 +1.0 +2.6 -.031 +6.9
9 Shaquille O'Neal TOT 2001 2011 673 21766.9 +3.1 -3.7 +.055 0.0 -0.4 +.011 +.057 +0.6 +4.4 -.090 +6.9
10 Robert Horry TOT 2001 2008 572 11660.1 +2.0 +0.6 +.020 +2.4 +5.9 +.022 +.033 +0.4 +2.1 -.041 +6.8
11 Doug Christie TOT 2001 2007 390 13016.9 +1.2 -2.1 +.025 +1.1 +1.4 +.040 +.032 +3.2 +3.5 +.023 +6.8
12 Josh Howard TOT 2004 2012 494 15104.5 +2.6 +1.8 +.020 +0.2 -0.2 +.017 +.021 +1.3 +0.4 +.035 +6.8
13 Kevin Garnett TOT 2001 2012 869 31648.5 +3.6 -0.7 +.044 -1.1 -3.9 +.018 +.038 +0.3 -0.8 +.036 +6.5
14 LeBron James TOT 2004 2012 670 26792.0 +2.2 +0.5 +.022 +0.2 -0.1 +.011 +.023 +1.9 +2.9 -.009 +6.4
15 Rasheed Wallace TOT 2001 2010 754 25129.0 +2.1 +1.0 +.018 +0.7 +1.7 +.005 +.022 +1.5 +1.5 +.015 +6.3
16 Chauncey Billups TOT 2001 2012 864 28301.8 +1.0 0.0 +.011 +1.2 +1.9 +.029 +.018 +2.9 +3.0 +.021 +6.0
17 Michael Finley TOT 2001 2010 724 23098.7 +1.9 +0.8 +.017 +2.1 +4.3 +.029 +.028 0.0 -1.1 +.033 +5.8
18 Kobe Bryant LAL 2001 2012 882 34315.2 +1.4 -0.9 +.021 +0.4 +0.7 +.007 +.023 +2.4 +3.5 -.007 +5.7
19 Derek Fisher TOT 2001 2012 863 24685.4 +1.6 +0.8 +.014 -0.1 -0.3 -.001 +.013 +2.2 +3.2 -.004 +5.4
20 Kendrick Perkins TOT 2004 2012 515 11708.6 +2.4 -3.1 +.044 -0.1 -0.8 +.012 +.045 +0.8 +0.8 +.005 +5.4
Net (Per 100 Possessions)
Rk Player Tm From To G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% eFG% FT FTA FT% PTS
21 Peja Stojakovic TOT 2001 2011 682 24203.8 +0.5 -1.3 +.012 +1.7 +2.9 +.036 +.022 +2.6 +2.3 +.034 +5.2
22 Dwyane Wade MIA 2004 2012 582 21702.4 +2.5 -1.2 +.036 -0.5 -1.7 +.004 +.033 +0.8 +1.7 -.018 +5.2
23 Dwight Howard ORL 2005 2012 613 22177.8 +0.8 -4.4 +.032 +1.8 +3.2 +.029 +.045 +1.8 +4.6 -.052 +5.1
24 Ronnie Brewer TOT 2007 2012 399 10132.8 +2.8 +1.2 +.027 -1.3 -3.7 +.003 +.019 +0.5 +1.3 -.016 +4.9
25 Paul Millsap UTA 2007 2012 442 11741.9 +3.9 +3.6 +.027 -2.0 -5.5 -.001 +.014 -1.1 -1.0 -.010 +4.8
26 Ray Allen TOT 2001 2012 845 31552.5 +1.9 -0.1 +.022 +1.8 +3.0 +.033 +.032 -0.8 -2.0 +.028 +4.7
27 Jameer Nelson ORL 2005 2012 509 14355.7 +1.9 -1.6 +.030 +2.2 +4.3 +.029 +.043 -1.3 +0.3 -.052 +4.6
28 Hedo Turkoglu TOT 2001 2012 876 25132.4 +0.8 -2.8 +.024 +1.8 +3.1 +.035 +.035 +1.1 +2.6 -.028 +4.5
29 Yao Ming HOU 2003 2011 486 15841.3 +1.1 -2.9 +.027 +0.9 +2.5 .000 +.034 +1.3 +0.4 +.040 +4.5
30 Bobby Jackson TOT 2001 2009 564 12777.2 +1.4 +1.1 +.010 +1.5 +2.9 +.025 +.018 +0.2 +0.5 -.005 +4.4
Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/21/2012.

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8 Responses to “BBR: PI+ Plus/Minus Finder”

  1. DavidStern Says:

    Love that. Thank you very much!

  2. Thanks so much.

    One question, is this plus/minus the +/- that is on court net minus teams on court net off the court? If not, how do you do that?

    Is there a way to see who had the best net rebounding differential on the court,assists, etc.?

  3. Greyberger Says:

    This is amazing! It's fun to browse around, but more importantly it's becoming easier to get play by play quality information without leaving your browser or setting up a database. Now it's up to the all stars of the NBA stats community to show off with these tools we have

  4. Should be helpful. Too bad you can't currently select any "advanced stat" as a criteria.

  5. And you can't select a +/- performance level as a criteria either.

  6. If 4 of the top 6 are starters for the Spurs, that suggests their bench wasn't nearly as good as their starting lineup.

    But there at #10 is Robert Horry, who almost exclusively came off the bench in this era. So it seems he must have played alongside mostly starters.

    And he was apparently more effective than the nominal starters: Nesto, Hedo, Nazr, Elson, Oberto, ..

  7. Why doesn't the per 48 minute function work in the plus/minus finder? I can't do anything with per 48 minutes.

  8. @Jj6: Sorry, that should be fixed now.

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