shoot·​around | \ ˈshüt-ə-ˌrau̇nd How to pronounce shootaround (audio) \

Definition of shootaround

: a usually informal basketball practice session

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The rookie guard did not participate in the morning’s shootaround for Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Keith Pompey,, "Sixers' Landry Shamet to miss rest of NBA Summer League with sprained ankle," 7 July 2018 Each player has missed several games due to injury, and all participated in this morning's shootaround. Joe Vardon,, "Larry Nance Jr. upgraded to questionable for tonight's game against Suns," 23 Mar. 2018 F Wilson Chandler did not take part in the morning shootaround due to illness but was in the starting lineup and had five points in 23 minutes. USA TODAY, "Jokic makes go-ahead 3-pointer, Nuggets top Warriors 115-108," 3 Feb. 2018 Instead, Adebayo took the court with teammates for the morning shootaround. Ira Winderman,, "Spoelstra says Heat goal is to 'stay locked into our path'," 29 Mar. 2018 Smith was present for Cleveland’s shootaround earlier Thursday, meaning the incident apparently occurred after then. Dan Gartland,, "Report: J.R. Smith Was Suspended for Throwing Soup at Assistant Coach," 2 Mar. 2018 Wade went through Miami’s gameday shootaround and will play Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets. Tim Reynolds, The Seattle Times, "Dwyane Wade returns to Miami Heat after birth of child," 20 Nov. 2018 Layups: With the Bulls in Miami for the Cubs’ season opener on Thursday, some members of the traveling party have discussed squeezing at least part of the game in between the morning shootaround and game. K.c. Johnson,, "Lauri Markkanen confident he can juggle summer commitments," 28 Mar. 2018 Also, coach Tyronn Lue (personal health issues) attended the team's shootaround but will not coach tonight. Joe Vardon,, "Kevin Love, Kyle Korver questionable to play against Toronto," 3 Apr. 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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US : a usually informal basketball practice

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