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

Definition of shootaround

: a usually informal basketball practice session

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Recent Examples on the Web Watch the Heat during these NBA playoffs, or any game practice, shootaround, team meeting, and Haslem can be seen with arm draped around the shoulder of a teammate. Ira Winderman,, "Udonis Haslem’s fire continues to ignite Heat, remains a leading man in NBA playoffs," 5 Sep. 2020 The Clippers noticed the guard wasn't moving well at their shootaround and decided to scratch him. Brian Mahoney, Star Tribune, "Mavs pull away while Doncic sits, beat Clippers 127-114," 20 Aug. 2020 The next sign came after Wednesday morning shootaround, when Malone walked into a remote room at American Airlines Center and took a seat at a podium. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Michael Malone, Nuggets on coronavirus precautions: Games without fans would be “pretty boring”," 11 Mar. 2020 Game days are marked by a morning shootaround, afternoon nap and then the actual contest in early evening. Tim Reynolds, Star Tribune, "NBA time zone: body clocks get a reset inside the bubble," 8 Aug. 2020 Amid that backdrop, the Nuggets were still holding a shootaround in Dallas, as the team, PR staff and traveling media all dealt with uncharted territory. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets Journal: Thank you, Rudy Gobert. Your ignorance made NBA safer.," 14 Mar. 2020 Denver coach Mike Malone looked around the AAC during the Nuggets’ shootaround Wednesday morning and tried to imagine playing a game in such quiet, cavernous conditions. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "In an eerie scene following NBA’s suspension of its season, Boban Marjanovic, Luka Doncic star in Mavs’ win vs. Nuggets," 12 Mar. 2020 No Love Love has been under the weather the last few days, forcing him to miss Friday morning shootaround and the night’s game against Orlando. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers can’t quiet the noise, lose to Orlando Magic for third time this season, 93-87," 7 Dec. 2019 In the hours leading up to the Class 4A semifinal Friday afternoon, the Argyle girls opted to deviate from their typical shootaround routine by incorporating several defensive drills. Dallas News, "‘They refuse to lose’: Stout defense saves Argyle early as Eagles advance to another 4A title game," 7 Mar. 2020

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Shootaround.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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US : a usually informal basketball practice

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