# Frequent question: How does NBA plus minus work?

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## How is +/- calculated in the NBA?

+/- – the plus/minus statistic is a measure of the point differential when players are in and out of a game. It is calculated by taking the difference in the score when the player enters the game and subtracting it from the score when the player exits the game.

## How does the plus-minus work?

Plus-Minus

A player is awarded a “plus” each time he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal. He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by the opposing Club. The difference in these numbers is considered the player’s “plus-minus” statistic.

## Who has the highest plus/minus in NBA history?

NBA/ABA

Rank Player BPM
1. Michael Jordan* 9.22
2. LeBron James 8.86
3. Magic Johnson* 7.54
4. David Robinson* 7.48

## What does plus/minus mean NBA?

Plus−minus (+/−, ±, plus/minus) is a sports statistic used to measure a player’s impact on the game, represented by the difference between their team’s total scoring versus their opponent’s when the player is in the game.

## What is plus/minus in NBA?

Plus/Minus (PM): The PM stat is “Plus/Minus”, and reflects how the team did while that player is on the court. If a player has a +5 PM, it means his team outscored the opponent by 5 points while he was on the court. If he has a -3, then the opposing team outscored his team by 3 points while he was on the court.

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## What is plus/minus equal to?

Two ‘pluses‘ make a plus, two ‘minuses’ make a plus. A plus and a minus make a minus.

## What is LeBron James plus-minus?

LeBron James has a plus-minus of +7126 in his career.

## Who has the best plus-minus ever?

Larry Robinson has the highest career plus-minus, at +722.

## Who has the highest plus/minus all time?

Tim Duncan has the highest career plus-minus, at +8910.

NAME GP +/-
Kevin Durant 849 3678
Klay Thompson 615 3676
Draymond Green 533 3565
Ray Allen 1300 3491