Similarity scores are not my concept. Bill James introduced them nearly 15 years ago for baseball, and I have attempted to translate it for basketball. To compare one player to another, start at 1000 points and then you subtract points based on the statistical differences of each player.

**Post 2003-2004 Players**

- One point for each difference of 3 points scored
- One point for each difference of 3 assists
- One point for each difference of 3 rebounds
- One point for each difference of 5 steals
- One point for each difference of 5 blocks
- One point for each difference of 3 turnovers
- One point for each difference of 1 foul out

**Post 2006-2007 Players**

- One point for each difference of 2 offensive rebounds
- One point for each difference of .01 in fg %
- One point for each difference of .01 in 3pt %
- One point for each difference of .02 in ft %
- One point for each difference of 25 minutes played

**There is also a position adjustment made...**

- If the player plays the same position, subtract 0 points
- If the player plays a different position, subtract 10 points