I was checking the adjusted plus/minus of the team on BBall Value and I was shocked to see some of the results. For those who don't know, here's a quote from TrueHoop on what APM is:
If you check out this link: http://basketballvalue.com/teamplayers.php?year=2010-2011&mode=summary&sortnumber=94&sortorder=DESC&team=MIA
This is exactly what the adjusted plus-minus stat does: it reflects the impact of each player on his team's bottom line (scoring margin), after controlling statistically for the strength of every teammate and every opponent during each minute he's on the court.
Check the table for "1 Year Adj. +/-" and you'll see which players have had the most impact on the team. There are only four players in positive adjusted +/- and they are (in order):
Chris Bosh (+11.53)
LeBron James (+10.64)
Dwyane Wade (+5.39)
and... James Jones (+3.86)
Come playoff time, a role player like JJ is invaluable, and shown by the eye test (Ive watched all of the games) and by these stats over the season.
He may only be a spot up 3 point shooter, but he is a damn good one, and is also a good help defender and can draw charges... much better than what Mike Miller has been contributing- as you can see he is the 2nd worst active player now at -8.8
What do you guys think ?