Zach Lowe Article on Grantland
He's searching for the next big change in the game. He talks small ball, offensive rebounding/steals and others. The most interesting thing is his comments on the STATs Camera. It provides you with all sorts of fascinating data, like the below.
Interestingly, the data minded Rich Cho doesn't get this info. I was surprised. I'd be Kemba could learn a lot from info like that.
But here's one example, via sources familiar with the data: After Manu Ginobili broke his wrist early last season, the Spurs' camera data indicated that the other four starters were suddenly expending more energy — spending more time running at peak speeds — with Danny Green in Ginobili's place. Think about the implications of something like that, for both on-court strategy and training schedules. The Spurs' general substitution patterns last season were a bit different than the typical NBA team's, with Gregg Popovich removing more of his starters earlier than most coaches do.