swing·​man | \ ˈswiŋ-ˌman How to pronounce swingman (audio) , -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

Examples of swingman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cavs have flown all over the country, from Tel Aviv to Belgrade and everywhere in between, seeing Avdija -- a tantalizing 6-foot-9 swingman -- in person more than 30 times. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Will Cleveland Cavaliers' deep ties to Deni Avdija lead to his selection at No. 5?," 18 Nov. 2020 The swingman followed his brother Chuck Person through Brantley High and Auburn to become a first-round pick and an NBA sniper, with 1,150 3-point baskets in 11 seasons. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Alabama Roots: First-round history at hand in NBA Draft," 18 Nov. 2020 The swingman played for four different teams, averaging 9.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, "Indiana Pacers and NBA Draft 2020: Examining pick No. 54, mock drafts and more," 12 Nov. 2020 In the off-season, the club jettisoned stalwart starters like Rich Hill, Kenta Maeda and Hyun-jin Ryu, and traded useful swingman Ross Stripling midseason. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "New World Series, same problem: Dodgers' convoluted pitching plans backfire in Game 2 loss," 22 Oct. 2020 Konieczny has the same wiry frame/perimeter stroke as former Irish swingman V.J. Beachem, who scored 1,234 career points in 3,068 minutes over 132 career games. Tom Noie, The Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame men's basketball secures home-grown J.R. Konieczny," 11 Nov. 2020 The junior swingman swapped with freshman AJ Hoggard. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State basketball's Aaron Henry put NBA goal on hold to improve skills, leadership," 7 Nov. 2020 What about Washington and Cleveland swapping spots and the Wizards tossing in 21-year-old swingman Troy Brown Jr.? Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers' five best options with No. 5 pick in 2020 NBA Draft: Chris Fedor," 30 Oct. 2020 With the Golden Eagles that season, Sam, a 6-foot-8 swingman, averaged 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 32.4 minutes and earned All-Big East second-team honors. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State basketball vs. Virginia, ACC/Big Ten Challenge: Joey Hauser to face bro Sam," 30 Oct. 2020

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Swingman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swingman. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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