Pistons Using VR Goggles in Player Interviews at 2018 NBA Combine

The Detroit Pistons logo on the basketball court before basketball game between the Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks at The Palace Friday, April 8, 2011, in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Pistons announced Friday that billionaire California investor Tom Gores has agreed to buy the struggling NBA franchise. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

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The Detroit Pistons have developed a unique way of testing players at the 2018 NBA scouting combine that involves virtual reality technology.

Per The Athletic’s James L. Edwards III, the Pistons are putting players through simulations with virtual-reality goggles as a way to determine how they would respond to moments that might occur in a game situation. 

“It was interesting,” South Carolina guard Brian Bowen II said. “It was out of 12 questions, and I think I got 11 or 10 right. It was good feedback.”

SMU guard Shake Milton told Edwards the simulations had “pick the right answer” with players shown on a basketball court. 

The Pistons are sparing no expense in their draft preparation, though they will have to wait before making a pick. Their only selection is at No. 42 overall in the second round. 

NBA News

via Bleacher Report – NBA https://ift.tt/yO6Sgr

May 17, 2018 at 04:57PM

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