Thread: Updated +/-
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:04 PM   #19
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Default Re: Updated +/-

It is probably better than some think. Some flaws but in basketball the best players do not always make the best team. I have seen players who don't fill the stat sheet but the team always does better when they are in the game.

For example in todays game the tip pass from Hill to Manek with the clock running out was much more meaningful than an assist if he indeed got an assist.

One of the flaws in the number is it doesn't account for the damage to the team effort a player causes. His numbers are bad but he also negatively effects the numbers for the other four players.

On the other hand there are so many intangibles in basketball that the stat has some value.

I vote to keep updating it but keep some history.
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