2016-2017 NBA Player Plus/Minus Statistics

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The Plus/Minus statistic measures how the team performs when the player is on the court. A higher Plus score means that the team scores more points when the player is on the court and the Minus score is the converse.

This stat is influenced by how the other 4 players perform. However, over a season, a conclusion can be made that players having the highest Plus scores do have a positive impact on their teams.

Following is the Plus/Minus scores for the 2016-2017 NBA season for the Top 50 ranked players with positive Plus scores. You can draw your own conclusions on what this means to the MVP voters. One thing that can positively be concluded is that the Warriors have 5 of the top 6 players with respect to this metric. Thus, it should come as no surprise that they have the best record in the league.

Note: These stats come from Sportingcharts.com

Rank Player Team Plus/Minus Per Game Per 36 minutes
1 Stephen Curry GS 979 12.7 13.7
2 Draymond Green GS 815 11 12.1
3 Klay Thompson GS 771 10.1 10.7
4 Kevin Durant GS 653 11.1 11.9
5 Chris Paul LAC 526 9.1 10.4
6 Andre Iguodala GS 513 6.9 9.5
7 LeBron James CLE 495 6.9 6.6
8 Kawhi Leonard SA 453 6.4 6.8
9 Rudy Gobert UTA 432 5.6 5.9
10 J.J. Redick LAC 419 5.6 7.1
11 James Harden HOU 417 5.4 5.3
12 DeAndre Jordan LAC 412 5.3 6
13 Patty Mills SA 411 5.4 8.8
14 Zaza Pachulia GS 395 5.9 11.8
15 Blake Griffin LAC 392 6.8 7.1
16 Ryan Anderson HOU 386 5.7 6.9
17 Trevor Ariza HOU 385 5 5.2
18 Patrick Beverley HOU 354 5.5 6.5
19 Kevin Love CLE 345 6.1 7
20 Gordon Hayward UTA 342 4.9 5.1
21 Kyrie Irving CLE 338 4.8 5
22 Patrick Patterson TOR 336 5.4 7.9
23 Eric Gordon HOU 332 4.6 5.3
24 Jae Crowder BOS 330 4.8 5.3
25 Kyle Lowry TOR 327 5.7 5.5
26 Bradley Beal WAS 318 4.2 4.4
27 David Lee SA 297 4 7.7
28 LaMarcus Aldridge SA 293 4.2 4.7
29 JaVale McGee GS 292 3.9 15.2
30 Nikola Jokic DEN 281 4.1 5.3
31 Danny Green SA 276 4.2 5.6
32 Manu Ginobili SA 266 4 7.7
33 Russell Westbrook OKC 259 3.3 3.4
34 John Wall WAS 255 3.3 3.3
35 Isaiah Thomas BOS 245 3.4 3.6
36 George Hill UTA 238 5.1 5.7
37 Cody Zeller CHA 230 3.9 5
38 Dewayne Dedmon SA 221 3.1 6.3
39 Pau Gasol SA 217 3.6 5
40 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute LAC 217 2.8 4.6
41 Marcin Gortat WAS 215 2.7 3.1
42 Steven Adams OKC 209 2.8 3.3
43 Jonathon Simmons SA 209 2.8 5.8
44 Victor Oladipo OKC 206 3.3 3.5
45 Otto Porter WAS 200 2.5 2.8
46 Kemba Walker CHA 195 2.5 2.6
47 Al Horford BOS 194 3 3.3
48 Nene Hilario HOU 191 2.9 5.9
49 Tony Parker SA 190 3.2 4.5
50 Amir Johnson BOS 189 2.4 4.3