Point guard

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

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The point guard (PG), also called the one or point, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.
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).

Magic Johnson

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Behind him is Magic Johnson, who at 6’ 9” (2.06 m) won the National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award three times in his career.
He played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons.

Bob Cousy

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Other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, and two-time winners Steve Nash and Stephen Curry.
Cousy played point guard with the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963, and briefly with the Cincinnati Royals in the 1969–70 season.

Oscar Robertson

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Other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, and two-time winners Steve Nash and Stephen Curry.
The 6 ft, 205 lb Robertson played point guard and was a 12-time All-Star, 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in 14 seasons.

Fast break

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A point guard should know when and how to instigate a fast break and when and how to initiate the more deliberate sets.
That player (usually the smaller point guard, in the case of basketball) then speed-dribbles the ball up the court with several players trailing on the wings.

Steve Nash

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Other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, and two-time winners Steve Nash and Stephen Curry.
Named by ESPN in 2006 as the ninth-greatest point guard of all time, Nash led the league in assists and free-throw percentage at various points in his career.

NBA Most Valuable Player Award

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Behind him is Magic Johnson, who at 6’ 9” (2.06 m) won the National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award three times in his career.

Muggsy Bogues

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In the NBA, point guards are usually about 6' 4" (1.93 m) or shorter, and average about 6' 2" (1.88 m) whereas in the WNBA, point guards are usually 5' 9" (1.75 m) or shorter. Having above-average size (height, muscle) is considered advantageous, although size is secondary to situational awareness, speed, quickness, and ball handling skills. At 5'3" the shortest player in NBA history, Muggsy Bogues enjoyed a 14 year career as a point guard.
The shortest player ever to play in the National Basketball Association, the 5ft 3in Bogues played point guard for four teams during his 14-season career in the NBA.

Playmaker

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Above all, the point guard must understand and accept their coach's game plan; in this way, the position can be compared to a quarterback in American football or a playmaker in soccer (association football).

Stephen Curry

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Other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, and two-time winners Steve Nash and Stephen Curry.
He stated that he wanted to develop as a point guard, his likely position in the NBA.

Combo guard

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In recent years, the sport's shift from a fundamental style of play to a more athletic, scoring-oriented game resulted in the proliferation of so-called combo guards at the point guard position.
A combo guard is a basketball player who combines the attributes of a point guard (1) and shooting guard (2), but does not necessarily fit the standard description of either position.

Ben Simmons

Among the taller players who have enjoyed success at the position is Ben Simmons, who at 6’ 10” won the 2018 National Basketball Association Rookie of the Year Award.

Bob Cousy Award

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The Bob Cousy Award presented by The College of the Holy Cross (or Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award) is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate point guard.

Assist (basketball)

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Point guards are often valued more for their assist totals than for their scoring.
Point guards tend to get the most assists per game (apg), as their role is primarily that of a passer and ballhandler.

Nancy Lieberman Award

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The Nancy Lieberman Award, named for Basketball Hall of Fame legend Nancy Lieberman, was given annually by the Rotary Club of Detroit in the Award's first 14 years to the nation's top collegiate point guard in women's Division I basketball.

Turnover (basketball)

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Another major evaluation factor is assist-to-turnover ratio, which reflects the decision-making skills of the player.
A point guard may often have the most turnovers because they are usually the player that possesses the ball most for their respective team.

Derrick Rose

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Other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, and two-time winners Steve Nash and Stephen Curry.
Standing at 6 ft and weighing 190 lb, Rose plays mostly at point guard.

Russell Westbrook

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Other point guards who have been named NBA MVP include Bob Cousy, Oscar Robertson, Derrick Rose, and Russell Westbrook, and two-time winners Steve Nash and Stephen Curry.
Standing at 6 feet 3 inches tall (1.91 m) and weighing 200 pounds (91 kg), Westbrook is a point guard who has established himself as one of the most athletic players in NBA history.

Lenny Wilkens

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In the past, this was particularly true, as several point guards such as Lenny Wilkens served their teams as player-coaches.

Quarterback

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Above all, the point guard must understand and accept their coach's game plan; in this way, the position can be compared to a quarterback in American football or a playmaker in soccer (association football).

American football

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Above all, the point guard must understand and accept their coach's game plan; in this way, the position can be compared to a quarterback in American football or a playmaker in soccer (association football).

Association football

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Above all, the point guard must understand and accept their coach's game plan; in this way, the position can be compared to a quarterback in American football or a playmaker in soccer (association football).

Shot clock

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A point guard needs always to have in mind the times on the shot clock and the game clock, the score, the numbers of remaining timeouts for both teams, etc.