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Rain Man
03-06-2012, 02:34 PM
Perhaps the most interesting part to me is the fact that arenas are doing data collection of this magnitude. Tracking player locations 25 times a second? Cool.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/03/06/mapping_the_nba_how_geography_can_teach_players_where_to_shoot.html?wpisrc=twitter_socialflow

(You need to go to the link to see the graphics. I apologize for making you use your mouse if you're not accustomed to doing so.)

Sannyasi
03-06-2012, 05:55 PM
This is great stuff. I'm curious about how much of an advantage teams who embrace this kind of statistical analysis can gain.

lcarus
03-06-2012, 05:57 PM
This is great stuff. I'm curious about how much of an advantage teams who embrace this kind of statistical analysis can gain.

I hope Orlando gets some Stephen Hawking ****er on this shit immediately.

L.A. Chieffan
03-06-2012, 06:05 PM
i like pretty colorful pictographs

Rain Man
03-06-2012, 06:09 PM
This is great stuff. I'm curious about how much of an advantage teams who embrace this kind of statistical analysis can gain.

Off the top of my head, it seems to me that the greatest advantage would come not on offense but on defense. I would suspect that players innately have a feel for where they shoot well, but if you can point at opponents and say, "keep him out of that spot", that's probably new information.

Saul Good
03-06-2012, 06:12 PM
I hope Orlando gets some Stephen Hawking ****er on this shit immediately.

I did some analysis of the Orlando Magic, and, through the use of regression tables, I predict a movement by Dwight Howard that looks something like this.

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/hshaebr/Untitled-27.jpg

DaKCMan AP
03-06-2012, 06:53 PM
So the points yielded per attempt are highest behind the 3pt line and closest to the basket? Seems like common sense.