Lakers Analytics/Scouting Department
According to John Ireland, for the past 2 years, the Lakers have had 4 MIT guys on staff that breakdown everything.
Ireland also asked his source, who is near the top of the Lakers organization: "How much is analytics discussed when taking about drafting or trading for a player?" and the source responded "For hours and hours".
He then asked why this is not listed anywhere and they responded that they don't like to do magazine articles about the statistics they find and like to play things close to the vest.
Ireland asked if "analytics was a large part of what you use in scouting?" and the source interrupted saying that "analytics is a "major" part of what we do."
Mitch is actually the guy who hired these 4 MIT guys and Jim Buss is a huge believer in analytics. They run multiple programs at a time to see how potential players can fit.
This is all transcribed from the Mason & Ireland show today. What are your guys thoughts on this?
Does it make you feel anymore comfortable about the organization moving forward?