power forward


Definition of power forward

: a basketball forward whose size and strength are used primarily in controlling play near the basket

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Won't that move allow Anthony Davis to flourish at the power forward position? Andrew Sharp And Ben Golliver, SI.com, "How Much Can DeMarcus Cousins Help the Lakers? | Open Floor Podcast," 13 July 2019 So that's four pieces right there, let alone the development of Yante Maten and even the spotting of Derrick Jones Jr., Justise Winslow and even Duncan Robinson at power forward. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Is Heat faith justifiably placed in Bam Adebayo?," 5 July 2019 Needs Resolution at power forward The Nuggets need clarity about their frontcourt. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets free agency 2019: What to know as NBA’s signing season begins," 28 June 2019 In her absence, fellow rookie Napheesa Collier has been thrust into additional minutes at power forward. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Lynx adjusting to life without injured rookie Jessica Shepard at power forward," 10 June 2019 The Heat could likely offer a chance to start at power forward. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Thunder approve Carmelo Anthony to meet with Rockets, Heat," 11 July 2018 The competition that was clearly going to take place at power forward/center would then be extended to shooting guard. Jason Jones, sacbee, "How Zach LaVine's signing would affect Kings, from roster competition to trades," 6 July 2018 Smith, who’s 6-foot-2 ¾ without shoes, stood out at power forward in his one season at Texas Tech. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "Sixers' Furkan Korkmaz steals headlines from Zhaire Smith, Landry Shamet," 6 July 2018 His height helps ease the pressure on the undersized Sutton at power forward, as the two can basically be interchangeable. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Who will start for Louisville basketball? 5 combos Chris Mack can use," 26 June 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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basketball : a forward whose size and strength are used mainly to control play near the basket

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