Shooting Guard

The shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard, is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. Players of the position are often shorter, leaner, and quicker than forwards. A shooting guard's main objective is to score points for his team. Some teams ask their shooting guards to bring up the ball as well; these players are known colloquially as combo guards. Kobe Bryant, for example, is a shooting guard who is as good a playmaker as he is a scorer; other examples of combo guards are Jamal Crawford, Allen Iverson, Dwyane Wade, Tyreke Evans, and Jason Terry. A player who can switch between playing shooting guard and small forward is known as a swingman. Notable swing man (also known as wing players) include Evan Turner, Stephen Jackson, and Tracy McGrady.

Notable shooting guards include current NBA players Ray Allen, Manu Ginóbili, Vince Carter, Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Richard Hamilton and former players Tracy McGrady, Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, Sam Jones, Earl Monroe, Reggie Miller and Jerry West.

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