shooting guard

noun

Definition of shooting guard 

: a guard in basketball whose chief role is as an outside shooter

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To be fair, Caldwell-Pope is exactly the kind of player — a defensive stopper at shooting guard that is at least a passable shooter, and who is coming off a career best 38.9 percent mark from 3-point range — that fits next to James. Tim Bontemps, chicagotribune.com, "Free agency has altered the Western Conference, but not enough to seriously threaten the Warriors," 5 July 2018 The San Antonio Spurs selected shooting guard Lonnie Walker with the No. Will Mccollister, SI.com, "Spurs Select Lonnie Walker With No. 18 Pick in the 2018 NBA Draft," 21 June 2018 And yet, starting shooting guard Kyle Korver thinks the Boston Celtics represent an even bigger challenge for Cleveland's surging offense. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Kyle Korver: 'I think Boston is better than Indiana'," 11 May 2018 Head coach Bob McKillop demanded that players move without the ball, and Curry — who played shooting guard his first two years at Davidson — was no exception. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, "How the Warriors mastered the art of moving without the ball," 10 May 2018 Going forward: Filled a variety of roles last season, both in the starting lineup and off the bench, before settling in as starting shooting guard near the end of the season. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "A look at what to expect this offseason from the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and others," 28 Apr. 2018 The Orlando Magic signed shooting guard Rodney Purvis to a second 10-day contract Sunday. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Magic sign Rodney Purvis to second 10-day deal," 18 Mar. 2018 Robinson is one of the Pacers’ best defensive players, with the size (6-foot-6) and versatility to defend small forwards and shooting guards. Clifton Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Glenn Robinson III cleared to make season debut Friday for Pacers," 21 Feb. 2018 Detroit Pistons shooting guard Luke Kennard talks about his injury at NBA Summer League. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons vs. Milwaukee Bucks in Summer League: How to watch," 6 July 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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shooting guard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shooting guard

basketball : a player who is one of the two guards on a team and whose main role is to score points

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