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Updated Ben Ball + / - Stats

Before I put up any numbers or graphics, I should note that I've developed my own version of the + / - stat.  In order to alleviate some of the inherent problems of the + / - stat, I've come up with an equation that attempts to adjust for the relative strength of the opponent.  Basically, for every segment of game time played by a five man squad, I find the points gained or lost per/min by that group, subtract the average points per/min gained or lost by the team for that game, then multiply the result by the number of minutes played in that segment.  For an extreme example: +5 over a span of 5 minutes against Northridge (a game we won by 33) isn't worth nearly as much as +5 over 5 minutes against Villanova (a game we lost by 12).

Northridge: (1 - 0.825) * 5 = 0.875

Villanova: (1 - (-0.3)) * 5 = 6.5

So, without further ado, here are the nine lineups that have played together for 10 minutes or more this season, ranked according to their adjusted gain or loss per/minute on the court:

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And here are our top 9 rotation players ranked by the adjusted gain or loss per/min experienced by our squad when they are on the court:

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Just like last time, I'll abstain from offering my own observations and simply allow BNers to discuss.  The one thing I would note, is that JA's positive adjusted + / - and AS's negative adjusted + / - have a lot to do with their direct relationships with LJ and JS respectively.  That is to say, AS looks bad, in part because he is always on the court when our biggest difference maker (JS) is on the bench.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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