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Basketball Performance Index Rating (PIR) Calculator (Basketball)

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What is Performance Index Rating?

Performance Index Rating (PIR) is a metric primarily used in European Basketball leagues that attempts to give a perspective on a player’s total performance.
The metric is a simple addition and subtraction of positive and negative game factors.
It was initially used to help select MVP awards in the Euroleage, however while that process has been replaced by voting, the metric remains.
While some favor the PIR metric for its simplicity, critics often point out that the metric does not adjust for total play time and also balances all factors evenly.

How to calculate Performance Index Rating

Performance Index Rating is calculated as:
PIR = (Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks + Fouls Drawn) – (Missed Field Goals + Missed Free Throws + Turnovers + Shots Rejected + Fouls Committed)

Example

A player statistics show that they have: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 4 fouls drawn, 9 missed field goals, 7 missed free throws, 7 turnovers, 9 shots rejected, and 1 foul committed.
Performance Index Rating (PIR) = (26 + 5 + 10 + 1 + 1 + 4) – (9 + 7 + 7 + 9 + 1)
Performance Index Rating (PIR) = 47 – 33
Performance Index Rating (PIR) = 14
Therefore, this player has a Performance Index Rating of 14.

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