point guard


Definition of point guard

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

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It was recently reported that Jenner is now living with her rumored boyfriend, NBA star Ben Simmons, who is point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Wears a Skintight Latex Bodysuit and Looks Totally Flawless," 28 July 2018 In Charlotte, Parker will back up All-Star point guard Kemba Walker. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Parker leaves San Antonio with emotion, but no regrets," 7 July 2018 Parker joins a Hornets team led by two-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker. azcentral, "NBA free agency: Tony Parker leaves Spurs for Hornets; Carmelo Anthony to leave Thunder," 6 July 2018 Now, the star point guard will take his talents to southern Virginia after announcing his decision to reclassify to the class of 2019 and attend the Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, "Hughes' Santiago reflects on Puerto Rican national team play, reclassifying to 2019," 29 June 2018 Their organization and star point guard Russell Westbrook made a positive impression on George, despite a first-round exit in the playoffs. Tania Ganguli, latimes.com, "Magic Johnson says he'll step down if the Lakers don't get marquee free agents by next summer," 27 June 2018 On Monday, the Ducks made the top 10 four consensus five-star point guard Nico Mannion, a 2020 prospect who is planning to reclassify to 2019. Andrew Nemec, OregonLive.com, "Nico Mannion, 5-star PG, includes Oregon Ducks in top 10," 5 June 2018 In the past three games, the 6-foot senior point guard has connected on 12 of 18 three-pointers. Percy Allen, The Seattle Times, "Three impressions from Washington’s 77-70 win at Colorado," 13 Jan. 2019 Rondo and Paul, two of the NBA’s most talented, cerebral and antagonistic point guards, have a contentious history that dates back more than a decade. Saturday night is when their simmering tension boiled over. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "LeBron James’s First Game in Los Angeles Turns Into Fight Night," 21 Oct. 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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