shoot·around | \ˈshüt-ə-ˌrau̇nd \

Definition of shootaround 

: a usually informal basketball practice session

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Whiteside initially injured his hip during the morning shootaround before the Heat's March 10 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards. Ira Winderman,, "Hassan Whiteside targeted for Thursday return against visiting Bulls," 28 Mar. 2018 Kerr assigns Andre Iguodala to run the morning shootaround and McGee to handle the pregame videosession, and lets various players run tim-out huddles against woebegone Phoenix. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Fun times throughout Warriors’ championship season," 10 June 2018 He's listed as questionable going into Game 1 of Golden State's second-round series against the New Orleans Pelicans, and coach Steve Kerr said his status will be determined after shootaround on Friday. William Guillory,, "Stephen Curry says knee 'feels pretty good' after scrimmage: report," 27 Apr. 2018 The point guard did not attend the morning shootaround because of gastroenteritis and was listed as questionable for the game. Keith Pompey,, "Sixers' Dario Saric leaves game with chipped tooth, cut lip," 10 Apr. 2018 Wade and Whiteside formally were ruled out of Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks at AmericanAirlines Arena by coach Erik Spoelstra at the morning shootaround. Ira Winderman,, "Hassan Whiteside, Dwyane Wade remain sidelined for Heat; Walton recalled," 21 Mar. 2018 This all might have caused some gnashing of teeth at Adidas, which terminated Rozier's deal over his wearing another company's shoes during a Celtics shootaround. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Terry Rozier, one of the NBA's young stars, remains without a shoe deal," 6 June 2018 Howard was more understated following morning shootaround, talking to media mostly from Atlanta in a group setting. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte Hornets | Dwight Howard comes home to Atlanta Wednesday | Charlotte Observer," 31 Jan. 2018 From July 3 through Wednesday, the Magic held a total of seven practices, held one shootaround and played three games, and team officials saw no reason to exert Isaac and Bamba too much. Josh Robbins,, "Rookie Melvin Frazier Jr. showing defensive grit but unrefined offensive game," 14 July 2018

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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: a usually informal basketball practice

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