Jerry Stackhouse Brooklyn Nets, Moe Harkless Orlando Magic

Stack 'em. (AP/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Plus-minus can often paint a unique picture of game flow. It's a simple metric that measures one thing: how well did the team performed with a player in the game. If you come into a tie game and leave with a five-point lead, your +/- is +5. If your replacement comes in and the team promptly falls behind by seven, his +/- is -12. Simple enough.

It's a number that's often subject to random chance, but it's also subject to the whims and mercy of Brooklyn Nets backup shooting guard and 38-year-old fire-breathing mastodon Jerry Stackhouse... MORE →