The article mentions: "For the first time, all 29 of the NBA's arenas will have software-packed cameras that will record players' every move, mapping 25 images per second." This is a ton of data, so I am sure that they will not be releasing all of the raw image/mapping data, but some summarized version, such as where on the court each shot came from. Here are a few statistics that I would love to see made available:
- Number of times a ball is dribbled per game.
- Number of times a player travels but no call is made. I'm thinking about fast breaks where players take 4 steps without a dribble. It would also be cool to see this breakdown by player/team.
- The arc of each free throw shot. For a given player (this will vary a lot between players), how consistent are their arcs, and how well can you predict if a free throw is made or missed based on its arc?
- The distance that each player runs during a game.
Leave a comment if you have any other ideas.