The Pluses and Minuses of +/-

The validity of plus/minus has been debated frequently here at Raptors Republic with several misconceptions around both “basic/raw” and “adjusted” measures. The NBA posts raw +/- scores here. A few days ago, it was noted the DeMar DeRozan had the worst plus/minus in the league – what does this mean?. And how is it that ... Read more

Statophile, Volume 7 – The “Team Edition”

Happy Holidays! All I wanted for Christmas was more playing time for Julian Wright. I received it, but unfortunately it was due to injuries and a bone head ejection. The end of the calendar year, is a pretty useless milestone for the NBA season (after 41 games, or during all-star break is certainly more natural), ... Read more

Statophile, Volume 6

[Editor’s note: defintions for these metrics can be found here.] The Wright Move “…intensity becomes infectious…You’ve got to play at both ends of the floor if you’re going to be successful” – Jay Triano Our wings have potential to score in bunches, but consistency has been an issue. Sonny Weems and Linas Kleiza broke out ... Read more