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Plus-Minus, a.k.a. +/-, simply keeps track of the net changes in score when a given player is either on or off the court. NBA.com has been publishing plus-minus values in official box scores since the 2007-2008 season. A variety of combinations including the best two-player, three-player unit and even five-player combinations for each game can be provided with this tool.
Since the invention of basic plus minus, the plus-minus technique has been developed in order to get more accurate results.
There have been a few statheads who have developed different types of plus-minus metrics. Here’s a collection: