swing·man | \ˈswiŋ-ˌman, -mən\

Definition of swingman 

: a player capable of playing effectively in two different positions and especially of playing both guard and forward on a basketball team

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The 21-year-old swingman cooled off in his next game, scoring five points on 2-for-4 shooting, making one of his three attempts from range against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday. Ej Smith, Philly.com, "Sixers' traded draft pick Mikal Bridges flashes potential in summer league with Phoenix Suns," 9 July 2018 When fellow swingmen Terrence Ross and Evan Fournier suffered injuries in late November and early December, respectively, Afflalo struggled to take advantage of his opportunities. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Arron Afflalo: 2017-18 Orlando Magic season review," 19 Apr. 2018 More gossip: Morton received money from Miller for luring Stephenson, now a freshman at Cincinnati, to Lincoln, where, the logic went, Morton could then steer the talented swingman to Miller once Lance declared for the draft. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Stephenson's HS coach, 'Tiny' Morton, 'offended' by Yahoo accusation," 27 Feb. 2018 If Jordan decides to opt in, Dallas can trade for him before free agency begins Sunday at 12:01 a.m., with the veteran swingman Wes Matthews and his $18.7 million contract likely to be the centerpiece of any offer. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Mavericks Closing In on DeAndre Jordan, Three Years Later," 27 June 2018 The Cavaliers’ busy trade deadline now includes trades for Jazz swingman Rodney Hood and Kings guard George Hill, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Report: Cavs Acquire Rodney Hood and George Hill in Three-Team Trade," 8 Feb. 2018 In that move, a three-team deal, the Cavs also acquired swingman Rodney Hood, who had fallen out of favor in Utah, for underperforming Jae Crowder and bumped-from-the-rotation Derrick Rose. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers are contenders again after Koby Altman transforms roster: Chris Fedor," 8 Feb. 2018 Take Utah Jazz swingman Rodney Hood, a hot name on the rumor mill. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' cap situation makes dealing Johnson, Kennard unlikely," 6 Feb. 2018 Bridges, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound swingman, averaged 17.7 points and 5.3 rebounds for Villanova last season while shooting 43.5 percent from 3-point range. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "Phoenix Suns trade for Villanova standout Mikal Bridges," 21 June 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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