Outliers

Archetypal Athletes

Here is a cool paper on the ArXiv about archetypal athletes. The basic idea is to look at a large number of variables for each player and identify multivariate outliers or extremes. These outliers are the archetypes talked about in the title.¬†According to his analysis the author claims the best players (for different reasons, i.e. different archetypes) in the NBA in 2009⁄2010 were:¬†Taj Gibson, Anthony Morrow, and Kevin Durant.