Player Tracking is the latest example of how technology and statistics are changing the way we understand the game of basketball.
Using six cameras installed in the catwalks of every NBA arena, SportVU software tracks the movements of every player on the court and the basketball 25 times per second. The data collected provides a plethora of innovative statistics based around speed, distance, player separation and ball possession. Some examples include: how fast a player moves, how far he traveled during a game, how many touches of the ball he had, how many passes he threw, how many rebounding chances he had and much more.
The information will be available to fans on NBA.com and NBA TV.
What Is Player Tracking?
Learn more about the SportVU player tracking system and the innovative statistics that it provides. More
Uncontested Jumpers vs OKC
SportVU data reveals once crucial flaw in Oklahoma City's otherwise solid defense this season, writes NBA.com's John Schuhmann. More
The Hibbert Effect
Despite recording just one block, using SportVU data and box score video, we can see Roy Hibbert's true defensive impact in the Pacers' win over the Heat.More
Monta Driving the Mavericks
In his first four games with the Dallas Mavericks, Monta Ellis has been in attack mode, something reflected in the SportVU data on drives. More
Early Storylines Out Of SportVU
NBA.com's John Schuhmann looks at the first week of SportVU data and offers three talking points, including how they enhance Chris Paul's MVP candidacy. More
A Whole New View
A closer look at the six-camera SportVU system that will provide NBA teams and fans a wealth of new statistics this season. More
SportVU Adds to Conversation
NBA.com's John Schuhmann provides an introduction to the wealth of new data available with SportVU and how it can help teams and fans analyze the game. More
Pistons in the Paint
Greg Monroe is most comfortable operating from the elbow. In games tracked by SportVU, Monroe led the league with 10.2 elbow touches per game. More
HangTime Podcast Discusses Player Tracking
NBA.com's John Schuhmann joined the podcast to discuss the upcoming season and the debut of SportVU data for all NBA teams. More