point guard


Definition of point guard 

: a guard in basketball who is chiefly responsible for running the offense

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Now, Lin will have to find room in Atlanta, where point guard Dennis Schroder was the Hawks' leading scorer last season. Brian Mahoney, Houston Chronicle, "Source: Nets trade ex-Rocket Jeremy Lin to Hawks," 13 July 2018 Center Dwight Howard is off to the Brooklyn Nets; rumors are strong that star point guard Kemba Walker could be next. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Position-less hoops could allow MSU's Miles Bridges to flourish in NBA," 11 July 2018 The deliberate manner in which Gilgeous-Alexander executed that play in his first professional game with the Clippers on Friday night in the NBA Summer League was a display of how the 6-foot-6 point guard is skilled at playing at his pace. Broderick Turner, latimes.com, "Rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander shows all-around skills during Clippers debut," 8 July 2018 Former Kansas point guard Devonté Graham’s first NBA contract with the Charlotte Hornets is worth $4,069,177 over three years, basketballinsiders.com has reported. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "Details of Devonté Graham's contract revealed: $4 million over three seasons," 7 July 2018 Dejounte Murray, the Spurs’ point guard of both the present and future, was on hand in Las Vegas to watch the summer leaguers. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Parker leaves San Antonio with emotion, but no regrets," 7 July 2018 The point guard reportedly agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Hornets on Friday, according to multiple reports. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, "Grades: Spurs Legend Tony Parker Leaving San Antonio for Charlotte," 6 July 2018 The journeyman point guard shoots at least 100 foul shots every day in the offseason, keeps regular appointments with trainers for massages and tapings, peppers young teammates with pointers and doesn’t complain when his playing time fluctuates. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Shaun Livingston: How Warriors guard peaked when it mattered most," 1 July 2018 At one point, Calhoun, longtime assistant George Blaney and their former point guard Taliek Brown, back at UConn as part of Hurley’s staff, stood together and chatted. Mike Anthony, courant.com, "Mike Anthony: The Bond Of Dee And Ginny Rowe Was The Bond For Countless Communities, A UConn Family," 12 July 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of point guard

basketball : a player who is one of the two guards on a team and is the one most responsible for leading the team when it has the ball and is trying to score

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