Shooting guard

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

Basketball

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The shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard, is one of the five traditional 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).

Swingman

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A player who can switch between playing shooting guard and small forward is known as a swingman.
In basketball, the term “swingman” (a.k.a. “wing” or “guard-forward”) denotes a player who can play both the shooting guard (2) and small forward (3) positions, and in essence swing between the positions.

Tweener (basketball)

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Some teams ask their shooting guards to bring up the ball as well; these players are known colloquially as combo guards.
This tweener is not suited to exclusively play either at shooting guard or small forward.

Allen Iverson

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.
He played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) at both the shooting guard and point guard positions.

Kobe Bryant

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.
After years of steady improvement, Bryant became one of the premier shooting guards in the league, earning appearances in the league's All-NBA, All-Star, and All-Defensive teams.

Michael Jordan

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.
Jordan was a shooting guard who was also capable of playing as a small forward (the position he would primarily play during his second return to professional basketball with the Washington Wizards), and as a point guard.

Dwyane Wade

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.
Listed at 6 ft tall and weighing 220 lb, Wade was a shooting guard who was also capable of playing point guard as he did during his rookie season and in subsequent seasons with smaller lineups.

Manu Ginóbili

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.
Ginóbili is a 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), 205 lb (93 kg) left-handed shooting guard who was used as a sixth man and as a starter for the Spurs.

James Harden

Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.
Standing at 6 feet 5 inches tall (1.96 m) in shoes and weighing 220 pounds (100 kg), Harden plays mostly at the shooting guard position.

Clyde Drexler

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.

Ray Allen

Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.

George Gervin

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.

Reggie Miller

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.

Klay Thompson

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Notable NBA shooting guards include Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Manu Ginóbili, Allen Iverson, James Harden, Ray Allen, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Reggie Miller, Klay Thompson.

Dribbling

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Some teams ask their shooting guards to bring up the ball as well; these players are known colloquially as combo guards.

Small forward

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A player who can switch between playing shooting guard and small forward is known as a swingman.

National Basketball Association

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In the NBA, shooting guards usually range from 6' 3" (1.91 m) to 6' 7" (2.01 m) and 5' 9" (1.75 m) to 6' 0" (1.83 m) in the WNBA.

Women's National Basketball Association

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In the NBA, shooting guards usually range from 6' 3" (1.91 m) to 6' 7" (2.01 m) and 5' 9" (1.75 m) to 6' 0" (1.83 m) in the WNBA.

Three-point field goal

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As the name suggests, most shooting guards are good long-range shooters, typically averaging 35–40 percent from three-point range.

Key (basketball)

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Many shooting guards are also strong and athletic, and have the ability to get inside the paint and drive to the basket.

Point guard

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Since good shooting guards may attract double-teams, they are frequently the team's back-up ball handlers to the point guard and typically get a fair number of assists.

Assist (basketball)

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Since good shooting guards may attract double-teams, they are frequently the team's back-up ball handlers to the point guard and typically get a fair number of assists.

Free throw

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They need to have a good free throw percentage too, to be reliable in close games and to discourage opposing players from fouling.