Last weekend in Boston the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (or the Dork-A-Palooza as Bill Simmons likes to call it) kicked off for the 7th time.
All teams participated, except the Lakers.
Then yesterday i heard a podcast from the conference with Zach Lowe and Brian Kopp from SportVU, who mentioned how some teams (the smart teams, as they called it) were installing systems that can follow individual player movement which can provide some very interesting and usefull stats. 15 teams had installed this type of equipment but the Lakers didn't.
They also talked about one of the biggest challenges as a stat-geek - getting the coaches, GMs and owners to buy into this system.
Why does it seem like the Lakers doesn't utilize these type of advanded stats enough?