point guard


Definition of point guard

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

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Desert Pines sophomore point guard Milos Uzan has offers from TCU and UNLV. Daily Pilot Staff, Daily Pilot, "Pacifica Christian Orange County boys’ basketball to host January showcase," 16 Aug. 2019 Narbeh Ebrahimian point guard on the Homenetmen men's basketball team during practice while getting ready to participate in the Pan-Armenian Games in Armenia at the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter gymnasium in Glendale, Ca. Glendale News-Press, "Led by Spight, Homenetmen basketball team prepares for Pan-Armenian Games," 2 Aug. 2019 The Clippers are known to have strong interest in veteran wing Andre Iguodala, who was traded from Golden State to Memphis during free agency, but could also target a play-making point guard. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Forward Patrick Patterson is expected to sign with the Clippers," 1 Aug. 2019 Michael Shapiro of Sports Illustrated recently suggested the Magic would be a fit for Westbrook because of the team’s recent search for a point guard and depth at the wing positions. Roy Parry, orlandosentinel.com, "Don’t expect Magic to pursue Russell Westbrook trade," 9 July 2019 The Australian 6-foot-8 center had her own fun in the game, playing point guard. Doug Feinberg, Houston Chronicle, "Erica Wheeler leads Team Wilson to win at WNBA All-Star Game," 27 July 2019 The Australian 6-foot-8 center had her own fun in the game, playing point guard. Doug Feinberg, baltimoresun.com, "Erica Wheeler leads Team Wilson to win at WNBA All-Star Game," 27 July 2019 Jordin Canada, who has started at point guard in Bird’s absence, has missed three games herself. oregonlive.com, "Weathering the Storm: Despite key injuries, Seattle remains in WNBA playoff race," 24 July 2019 If all goes well, the point guard could be back on the court for the exhibition opener against the Orlando Magic at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the AT&T Center. Tom Orsborn, ExpressNews.com, "Murray’s return, star rookies headline Spurs’ preseason slate," 22 July 2019

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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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