NBA CourtOptix collects advanced metrics, shot charts, and all kinds of video tracking stats in the same platform. Since the fans are targeted, CourtOptix combines advanced player tracking data and game highlights to present a more detailed breakdown of the game. With launching the CourtOptix, the NBA has partnered with Microsoft, which uses its Azure platform plus the AI (Artificial Intelligence), and ML (Machine Learning) to monitor and analyze any event.
#NBACourtOptix powered by Microsoft Azure dives deeper into the metrics, breaking down the duo's shot efficiency ranks, with Kyrie off-the-dribble & KD's face-up game the past 2 seasons. KD & Kyrie are two elite scorers in the NBA… and they tip-off the season at 7pm/et on TNT! pic.twitter.com/x085e7Nn38
— NBA (@NBA) December 22, 2020
Here are some main things that you explore with CourtOptix:
Expected Shot Value
It helps us measure the shot in terms of how good of a shot opportunity was used. With defensive pressure and proximity, location of the shot attempt taken into account, players’ expected shot value on any potential shot attempt is calculated including how the shot compares to the league average under the same circumstances.
It is now possible to quantify how many times/how long the players get double-teamed, and what happens if help defense shows up? Pass, dribble, or shoot? That possession when a player double-teamed results in a basket, a turnover, a missed shot?
Different types of passes (outlet, pass ahead, ball reversal, draw-and-kick) with the distance of pass, trajectory, and of course the accuracy can now be measured. It goes beyond which players make the most passes or accumulate the most assists.
#NBACourtOptix powered by Microsoft Azure shows Luka Doncic and LeBron James as two of the league's leaders in finding open 3pt shooters; which could be a deciding factor in this matchup. Watch the Mavericks and Lakers play tonight at 8:00 PM ET on ABC/ESPN to see them in action. pic.twitter.com/oxjePBf74g
— NBA (@NBA) December 25, 2020
Average player speed and distance traveled can be exciting to find out. Zion’s quick moves and sprints around the basket can be measured.
Shooting Efficiency by Shot Type
In the past shots have been qualified according to types (catch-and-shoots, pull-ups, step-backs, and fadeaways) and the distance (at the rim, in the paint, mid-range, corner 3s, above the break 3s, deep 3s). Now we can account for defensive proximity as well.
Check out Paul George's major impact on the court. #NBACourtOptix powered by Microsoft Azure looks at PG's league leading shooting efficiency on contested 3-pointers (his defender within 6ft).
Tune-in tonight as the Clippers take on the Warriors at 10:00 PM ET on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/on2pK747yX
— NBA (@NBA) January 8, 2021