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A player in a sport with goals, such as a guard in basketball, who initiates offensive plays.

play′mak′ing n.


the initiating of offensive plays in sports
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Slaughter shared the spotlight to the likes of Kevin Ferrer, who drilled two huge treys which triggered the fourth quarter pullaway, Scottie Thompson, who kickstarted the attack with his relentless rebounding and excellent playmaking, and Mark Caguioa, who made the most of his limited time on the floor playing active for the Gin Kings.
Warren Gatland is set to go down the dual playmaking route at 10/12 for this campaign, mirroring the tactic he employed by pairing Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell together on the Lions tour.
After a laboured victory over Zebre and defeat at Glasgow, the Ospreys have again shuffled their playmaking options, with Sam Davies starting at fly-half and James Hook, who wore the number ten shirt against Zebre, at inside centre.
Handball has been called the chess game of the court sports, yet little consideration has been given to playmaking.
It used be NBA teams couldn't have enough size, but with the advent of small-ball lineups, and playmaking now overtaking size as the most-coveted skill, the Orlando Magic reportedly face several questions after padding their frontcourt this offseason.
Lewis is guiding Operation Exodus students in a playmaking series "Mi Historia, Mi Corazon," as they share and celebrate their unique stories.
Four tries in four matches identify Joseph as the most dangerous player in this year's Championship while Ford strengthens his claim to the playmaking duties at the World Cup with each game.
The 6-foot-2 Teng thrived on his playmaking ability in leading the Green Archers to their victories over the National University Bulldogs and the University of the East Warriors.
His playmaking abilities have led many to consider him to be the natural successor to Valderrama.
The Rhinos will blood 18-year-old hooker Robbie Ward, which will help release skipper Kevin Sinfield from the dummy-half duties and enable him to concentrate on his playmaking role.
Steven has come from where his movement has been at the top end of the pitch to the bottom end and his playmaking ability to dictate games has been phenomenal.
Defensive specialist Kiss hailed Gloucester centre Twelvetrees' New Zealand-style playmaking role as central to Stuart Lancaster's desire to expand England's attacking repertoire.