Sophisticated Cameras to Begin Tracking Every N.B.A. Play, Compiling Data

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By most accounts, Carmelo Anthony was a better, more dedicated passer last season. Knicks fans saw it. Teammates praised him for it. Yet Anthony’s assist average, 2.6 per game, was the lowest of his career. Clearly, there was a piece missing in this equation.

The N.B.A. is about to provide that piece, and thousands of others, to all 30 teams — and, perhaps soon after, to all fans. The league on Thursday announced plans to install sophisticated tracking cameras, known as the SportVu system, in every arena for the coming season, creating an unprecedented treasure trove of data about virtually every wrinkle of the game. Read entire article here >