point guard


Definition of point guard 

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

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Earlier, the Nets agreed to trade Jeremy Lin to Atlanta, clearing up the Nets’ logjam at point guard while sending the 29-year-old Harvard product to another team in the same predicament. BostonGlobe.com, "Knee surgery scheduled for Lonzo Ball," 14 July 2018 The move helps clear up the Nets' logjam at point guard and sends Lin to another team that is also pretty crowded at the position. Brian Mahoney, Houston Chronicle, "Source: Nets trade ex-Rocket Jeremy Lin to Hawks," 13 July 2018 The team also found help at point guard, adding 25-year-old Jerian Grant through a three-team trade with the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets and signing 22-year-old rookie free agent Isaiah Briscoe. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Magic likely done adding through free agency this summer, Weltman says," 10 July 2018 Fun fact: He was named after former NBA point guard Mookie Blaylock and the nephew to former MLB player Terry Shumpert. OF Mike Trout, Angels Appearance: Seventh. Scott Boeck, USA TODAY, "MLB All-Star Game rosters: Red Sox, Astros, Yankees dominate AL; upstart Braves get 4 NL stars," 8 July 2018 And now, the Suns need a steady hand at point guard. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns point guard Brandon Knight has chance to rehabilitate his career," 5 July 2018 Brandon Knight is still around and rookie Elie Okobo has some promise, but the Suns will likely want to look elsewhere for short-term help at point guard. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Grades: Suns Maintain Long-Term Flexibility With Locker Room Addition of Trevor Ariza," 1 July 2018 The Magic did away with the Elfrid-Payton experiment at point guard by trading him to the Phoenix Suns in February. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "NBA mock draft 2018: Will Knicks pick Sixers target Mikal Bridges? | Keith Pompey," 20 June 2018 Ulis started at point guard as a sophomore even with five-star freshman Jamal Murray and Isaiah Briscoe on the roster at his position. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Quade Green is 'going to take Kentucky places' after transfer rumors," 11 June 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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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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