"Pistons president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy said the Pistons might add another analytics staffer."
Presumably, this person would work under Ken Catanella, who’s the assistant general manager in charge of analytics.
The Pistons have a sound structure, but building on it helps. Stats are similar traditional scouting. The more feet on the ground, the better off you’ll likely be. There are infinite ways to analyze basketball, so there’s strength in numbers.
If Tom Gores is willing to pay an additional employee, the Pistons will be better off. Would this extra employee justify the cost? Not my problem. But kudos to Gores for all the money he has been spending on the Pistons.