Spurs among15 of the league’s 30 teams purchased a data-tracking camera system!!
Very nice read by Zach Lowe
The Height of Wonkery: An In-Depth Look at the NBA With the Most Innovative Technology Available
Fifteen of the league’s 30 teams have purchased a data-tracking camera system from STATS LLC that records every single movement on the court — the ball, the players, the referees, etc. — in three dimensions. The cameras can measure just about anything, and the teams that are using them best have moved far ahead in developing their own algorithms to measure whatever they wish — which team forces pick-and-rolls left most often, where corner 3s typically rebound when they miss, and how often a player accelerates from “jog” to “sprint” during a game.
(These are the subscribing teams: Houston, Boston, New York, Washington, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Golden State, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando, Dallas, Minnesota, Toronto, Cleveland.)
Teams hoard their own data like kids hoard candy on Halloween. But STATS was kind enough to send Grantland a giant pile of exclusive information from the 2012-13 season, updated after Wednesday’s slate of 13 games, on a few general categories STATS tracks for all subscribing teams. The data focuses on both the player and team level, including drives to the basket, post touches, and touches at the elbow areas. From that pile, here are some Friday nuggets for your perusal:
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Writer Zach Lowe also mentions Tim Duncan new moves towards the end of that article:
Very interesting read. This is the era of information and this new gadget must have Pop giddy as a little kid in a toy shop. I would have thought TP would have more than 10.8 drives per game but I guess it averages out.
Here's a quote from the movie "Sneakers":
Cosmo: "There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!"
Good Quote from "Sneakers"!:thumb
Just a side note here: Some of those 15 subscribing teams still have below .50 winning % :shocked
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