Kuminga’s +3.7 plus-minus was 7th among the 66 rookies who played in February – and first among those who played more than 25 minutes per game.
To put this number in perspective, the average plus-minus for rookies in February was -2.5. To have a positive impact as a first-year player at all is impressive, let alone on an elite team like the Warriors.
It should be noted that Kuminga also had a net-positive impact over the course of the season through January: his +0.3 plus-minus ranked 39th of 120 rookie players. That type of production is not easy to do despite the generational talents he’s playing with.
For Kuminga to have this kind of sustained, positive impact on team play as a first-year player is significant and speaks to Kuminga’s refined and self-aware approach to the game, leaning into his strengths and executing Kerr’s game plan to a tee.