point guard


Definition of point guard

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

Examples of point guard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The question becomes whether Herro will play on the ball at point guard, or more as instant offense. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 3 Sep. 2021 Rondo will likely be third on the team’s depth chart at point guard, playing behind Russell Westbrook and Nunn. Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2021 This is coming from a situation with Monty Williams, one of the most respected coaches in the league, as the head coach and Chris Paul, one of the best leaders ever regardless of sport, at point guard. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 19 Aug. 2021 With the Bulls rumored for weeks to be searching for upgrades at point guard, Satoranský's days with the team were numbered. Jamal Collier, chicagotribune.com, 3 Aug. 2021 The grad transfer from Columbia started all 28 games at point guard for the Wolverines, averaging nine points and 5.3 assists while shooting 41.8% from 3-point range. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2021 At point guard, the Warriors might make longshot calls to Spencer Dinwiddie or Derrick Rose. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 July 2021 Though the switch changed the look in the frontcourt with Durant offering more spacing ability as a power forward, the bigger change was starting Holiday at point guard and moving Lillard more off the ball. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 28 July 2021 Meechie will also be an upgrade as a scoring threat at point guard than what Walker was. Stephen Means, cleveland, 10 July 2021

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First Known Use of point guard

1969, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2021

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“Point guard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/point%20guard. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of point guard

: 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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