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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The power forward-center was the league MVP in 2007 and a 13-time All-Star. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "NBA's last 3 players from 1990s looking ahead to another season," 27 July 2018 Most of the plays are run through the (power forward). K.c. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Back issues again sideline Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen," 13 Mar. 2018 With less than 2 minutes remaining, and the Grizzlies leading, 72-70, Pistons power forward Henry Ellenson appeared to have an easy dunk to tie the game. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Jaren Jackson Jr.'s weary Sunday caps fabulous NBA Summer League week," 9 July 2018 Robinson-Earl, a 6-9 power forward, had two steals and a block while starting and playing 20 minutes. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "KU freshman Quentin Grimes scores 20 points as Team USA routs Puerto Rico, 115-71," 12 June 2018 Montgomery, a five-star power forward out of Marietta, Ga., committed to Kentucky on Monday. Tom Green, AL.com, "Auburn's Austin Wiley declares for NBA Draft, will not sign with agent," 10 Apr. 2018 The veteran power forward agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, according to a report from Yahoo! Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons: Anthony Tolliver reportedly to sign with Timberwolves," 2 July 2018 But Hezonja’s lack of production during his first two seasons, his subpar preseason and a glut of competition on the wings and the power forward spot prompted team officials to decline the option. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Magic Mailbag: Will Orlando bring back Mario Hezonja?," 30 June 2018 Declaring for this year's draft but going undrafted, the Sudanese power forward worked out for the Kings last month. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "With games a week away, who's joining Kings summer roster? A look at recent signings," 25 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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