Ball Don’t Lie: The Future of Basketball Analytics

The process of evaluating professional basketball players is a constantly evolving art form that has mirrored shifts in the style of play. With paradigm shifts from frontcourt-based offense in the pre-Jordan era to a recent league-wide adoption of shooting three pointers, player evaluations have similarly had to adapt. However, the rapid onset of new data sources has provided a unique opportunity to enhance this process with more scientific grounding and potentially make it more predictive than reactive.

In this panel, current WNBA players, front office executives, and basketball analysts will discuss how they expect player evaluation to mature with these new data sources, both in terms of internal and potential free agent evaluation, and where there is still room for growth going forward.

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