Definition of positional
1 : of, relating to, or fixed by position positional astronomy
2 : involving little movement positional warfare
3 : dependent on position or environment or context the front-articulated \k\ in \kē\ key and the back-articulated \k\ in \kül\ cool are positional variants
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What good is a star duo like Chris Paul and James Harden, or Russell Westbrook and Paul George, when pitted against an assembly line of long, versatile shooters with unlimited range and freakishly athletic, multi-positional defenders?
The Rockets are already built around James Harden, who despite his positional ambiguity carries the responsibilities of a point guard.
Still, Donovan Mitchell's positional versatility and athleticism might have been the better fit here, given the Pistons already have plenty of good shooters.
There's a lot to like about his physical tools: great positional size (6'7) for a shooting guard with explosive leaping ability and a good three-point stroke.
Here, the positional nature of real-time combat comes to the fore, with Evan needing to avoid falling boulders and blasts of fire, while maintaining a steady stream of attacks.
After Kevin Durant buried a stone-cold, pull-up 3-pointer over James to nudge the Warriors ahead, Klay Thompson played solid positional defense on Kyrie Irving.
Maryland women's lacrosse seniors Zoe Stukenberg (Marriotts Ridge) and Nadine Hadnagy and sophomore Megan Taylor (Glenelg) earned top positional honors at the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America banquet Saturday.
Their positional alignment, however, gave the two friends something extra—a point of pride as comparison between them came to a swell.
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: relating to the position of someone or something
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