shoot·​around | \ˈshüt-ə-ˌrau̇nd \

Definition of shootaround 

: a usually informal basketball practice session

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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 The veteran guard went through all of Friday morning's shootaround in advance of Friday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, with coach Erik Spoelstra encouraged. Ira Winderman,, "Dwyane Wade pushes past hamstring issue, return imminent," 23 Mar. 2018 On some occasions, Williams says, Clifford had his assistants run some of the shootarounds or a few of the practices. Josh Robbins,, "New Magic coach Steve Clifford changed his life by sleeping more," 2 June 2018 Coach Erik Spoelstra said Richardson went through part of the shootaround, continuing to designate him as questionable. Ira Winderman,, "Josh Richardson works in shootaround, still questionable," 24 Apr. 2018 The instructions Griffin received mainly came out of the team's 1-hour, 15-minute shootaround earlier in the day. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "Blake Griffin scratches surface in grand Detroit Pistons debut," 1 Feb. 2018 Gallinari said before the Clippers' shootaround Friday morning that there won't be a minutes' restriction on his playing time. Broderick Turner,, "Danilo Gallinari to play for Clippers on Friday against Portland," 30 Mar. 2018 Silas took over the team unexpectedly before morning shootaround going into the Dec. 4 home game against the Orlando Magic. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte Hornets | Coach Steve Clifford medically cleared to return next week | Charlotte Observer," 11 Jan. 2018 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

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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: a usually informal basketball practice

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