The Orlando Magic have announced that they are the first team to leverage AI for player tracking. However, I remember a similar post from earlier this month related to the Los Angels Clippers (see below)
Either way, as an Indiana native (aka basketball junkie) and AI/Data/Analytics fan-boy it’s exciting news.
“The Orlando Magic announced an exclusive deal as the only NBA team with access to AutoSTATS, a revolutionary new artificial intelligence (AI) technology from STATS.
The Magic will use tracking data produced by AutoSTATS to analyze collegiate players and improve evaluation and decisions for the NBA draft. AutoSTATS delivers comprehensive player-tracking data directly from video through patented AI and computer vision technology. The new technology gives the Magic exclusive access to the college tracking data currently unavailable at this scale due to the scarce use of in-venue tracking systems.”