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Basketball the guard who leads the offense by directing or setting up the plays
Origin of point guard; from point, the position behind the key ()
A guard who runs the team's offense, usually from the point.
(plural point guards)
- (basketball) A guard who is usually the shortest of the five basketball positions, and specializes in handling the ball, distributing it to the other players and generally running the team's offense.
- Many current NBA coaches are former point guards.