Cutting-edge ‘tracking’ technology helps NBA teams better evaluate players
BY SEAN JENSEN firstname.lastname@example.org February 21, 2013 9:23AM
BULLS BIG DATA --Luol Deng
--Luol Dengis the Bulls’ most efficient scorer, averaging .367 points per touch, well behind some of the more efficient scorers in the league, Kevin Durant (.462) and Carmelo Anthony (.430).
In 10 SportVU-tracked games this season, Deng has shot 9-for-29 (31 percent) in pull-up jumpers while shooting 27-for-59 (46 percent) in catch-and-shoot attempts.
--Richard Hamilton has been the primary defender on 56 shots in 10 SportVU-tracked Bulls games, only allowing conversions on 14 of those shots for 25 percent. Hamilton has been the primary defender on 56 of 391 defensive possessions (14 percent).
--Ten percent of Taj Gibson’s rebounds come from missed free throws, well above the league average of 6 percent. Joakim Noah’s free-throw rebounds account for 5 percent of his total rebounds.
--Carlos Boozer averages 7.3 post touches per game (within 12 feet of the basket), shooting 69 percent on these touches and shooting 62 percent of the time he touches the ball.
SportVU reveals that Boozer has 14.5 rebound chances per game (any time he is within 3.5 feet of a rebound) and hauls in 74 percent of them.
Updated: March 22, 2013 10:47AM