After Luke Bornn and Daryl Morey trashed radar charts, I contrived a way these visuals could be useful as basketball analytics for my story “In defense of radar charts” on Nylon Calculus.

The key is to conjure a scenario where the shapes formed by the radar chart have an intuitive connection to physical reality.

Radar chart

Of course, there would be alternatives to the radar chart that could show the same amount of information.

Radar chart alternative

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