Basketball positions

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The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard (PG), the shooting guard (SG), the small forward (SF), the power forward (PF), and the center (C).wikipedia
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The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard (PG), the shooting guard
The five players on each side at a time fall into five playing positions: the tallest player is usually the center, the tallest and strongest is the power forward, a slightly shorter but more agile big man is the small forward, and the shortest players or the best ball handlers are the shooting guard and the point guard, who implements the coach's game plan by managing the execution of offensive and defensive plays (player positioning).

Point guard

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The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard (PG), the shooting guard
The point guard (PG), also called the one or point, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.

Shooting guard

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The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard (PG), the shooting guard
The shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard, is one of the five traditional positions in a regulation basketball game.

Small forward

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(SG), the small forward (SF), the power forward (PF), and the center (C).
The small forward (SF), also known as the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.

Power forward (basketball)

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(SG), the small forward (SF), the power forward (PF), and the center (C).
The power forward (PF), also known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.

Center (basketball)

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(SG), the small forward (SF), the power forward (PF), and the center (C).
The center (C), also known as the five, or the big man, is one of the five positions in a regular basketball game.

Forward-center

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Besides the five basic positions, some teams use non-standard or hybrid positions, such as the point forward, a hybrid small forward/point guard; the swingman, a hybrid small forward/shooting guard; the big, a hybrid power forward/center; and the stretch four, a power forward with the shooting range of typical shooting guards.
Forward–center or bigman is a basketball position for players who play or have played both forward and center on a consistent basis.

Point forward

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Besides the five basic positions, some teams use non-standard or hybrid positions, such as the point forward, a hybrid small forward/point guard; the swingman, a hybrid small forward/shooting guard; the big, a hybrid power forward/center; and the stretch four, a power forward with the shooting range of typical shooting guards.
Historically, one of the first to fill the role was John Johnson, who played it for the 1970s Seattle SuperSonics alongside two scoring-minded guards, Gus Williams and Dennis Johnson.

Starting lineup

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Starting players are designated as either centers, forwards, or guards.

Dribble drive motion

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For example, the dribble-drive motion offense and the Princeton offense use four interchangeable guards and one center.

Princeton offense

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For example, the dribble-drive motion offense and the Princeton offense use four interchangeable guards and one center.

Swingman

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Besides the five basic positions, some teams use non-standard or hybrid positions, such as the point forward, a hybrid small forward/point guard; the swingman, a hybrid small forward/shooting guard; the big, a hybrid power forward/center; and the stretch four, a power forward with the shooting range of typical shooting guards.

Stretch four

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Besides the five basic positions, some teams use non-standard or hybrid positions, such as the point forward, a hybrid small forward/point guard; the swingman, a hybrid small forward/shooting guard; the big, a hybrid power forward/center; and the stretch four, a power forward with the shooting range of typical shooting guards.

Three-point field goal

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They are often quick and are able to hit shots either outside the three-point line or "in the paint", largely depending on the player's skill level.

Key (basketball)

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They are often quick and are able to hit shots either outside the three-point line or "in the paint", largely depending on the player's skill level.

Quarterback

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They are responsible for directing plays, making the position equivalent to that of quarterback in American football, playmaker in association football (soccer), center in ice hockey, or setter in volleyball.

American football

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They are responsible for directing plays, making the position equivalent to that of quarterback in American football, playmaker in association football (soccer), center in ice hockey, or setter in volleyball.

Playmaker

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They are responsible for directing plays, making the position equivalent to that of quarterback in American football, playmaker in association football (soccer), center in ice hockey, or setter in volleyball.

Association football

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They are responsible for directing plays, making the position equivalent to that of quarterback in American football, playmaker in association football (soccer), center in ice hockey, or setter in volleyball.

Centre (ice hockey)

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They are responsible for directing plays, making the position equivalent to that of quarterback in American football, playmaker in association football (soccer), center in ice hockey, or setter in volleyball.

Ice hockey

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They are responsible for directing plays, making the position equivalent to that of quarterback in American football, playmaker in association football (soccer), center in ice hockey, or setter in volleyball.

Volleyball

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They are responsible for directing plays, making the position equivalent to that of quarterback in American football, playmaker in association football (soccer), center in ice hockey, or setter in volleyball.

Assist (basketball)

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Good point guards increase team efficiency and generally have a high number of assists.

Dribbling

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They are often referred to as dribblers or play-makers.

National Basketball Association

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In the NBA, point guards are usually the shortest players on the team and are mostly 6ft 4in or shorter.