Points added per 100 offensive possessions above the average player at his position. Gives credit for creating better offensive situations (i.e. rim or three for himself or others). Also gives credit for outperforming the situation of his shots by shooting with accuracy above expectation. For example, when Ricky passes to an open Kevin Love three-pointer, Ricky gets credit for the expected value of an assisted three above and beyond the lowest value shot (an unassisted midrange jumper). Love then earns points for making that shot above average, and loses points for making it below average.
Mostly the PA100.off score of player's positional counterparts. However, credit for blocks and steals is given to the blocker/stealer. For example, when Nikola Pekovic blocks Steve Nash, Pekovic gets credit for a missed rim shot, while Rubio is debited for an allowed rim shot.
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HLP and component numbers:
These numbers show the difference in how non-counterpart opposing players perform when ego is in the game. Do opposing shooting guards perform worse with Ricky is in the game, or on the bench? What about opposing centers? This measure gives players a quarter share of responsibility for the performance of each non-counterpart opposing player. The HLP measure simply combines the player's impact on the four other positions over an average 100 possession period.
The biggest concern to keep in mind when interpreting these numbers is the cohort effect. Some players are almost always on the court together, and this makes the HLP measure for that position largely useless.