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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O’Malley examined LeVert on Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery and the third-year swingman was diagnosed with a subtalar dislocation of the right foot. Brian Mahoney, The Seattle Times, "Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season," 13 Nov. 2018 Two players who could draw interest are center Nikola Vucevic and swingman Terrence Ross, who both are in the final years of their contracts. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $84 million deal," 2 July 2018 Senior forward Dylan Deveney made 81, his junior brother Connor Deveney made 46 and senior swingman Daevon Robinson, the team’s top rebounder and defender, made 32. Phil Anastasia, Philly.com, "All-South Jersey basketball teams led by Player of Year Dean Noll of Shawnee," 23 Mar. 2018 Other former and current athletes of note include former 49ers teammates Jerry Rice and Steve Young, former Raiders teammates Charles Woodson and Tim Brown, 2018 Super Bowl winning coach Doug Pederson and Kings swingman Vince Carter. Angel Guerrero, sacbee, "The best Tahoe celebrity golf pairings, from Steph and Dell Curry to Barkley and C-Webb," 12 July 2018 Frazier, a 6-foot-6 defensive-minded swingman, was the 35th pick in the draft last month. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando Magic sign rookie draft pick Melvin Frazier Jr.," 6 July 2018 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

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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