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n. Basketball
A team member who can play effectively in two different positions, especially forward and guard.
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n, pl -men
(Jazz) jazz a musician specializing in swing music
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n., pl. -men.
a basketball player who can play either of two positions, usu. guard and forward.
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At the forefront of the Italians campaign will be Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Danilo Gallinari and former NBA veteran Luigi Datome.
The Falkirk-born swingman has signed on at the Emirates Arena following a four-year stint at Black Hills State University in South Dakota.
Since then, it has been an up and down ride for the swingman who went undrafted back in 2012.
Young, a 33-year-old American swingman, was apprehended on obstruction of justice charges for refusing to cooperate with police, according to the Los Angeles Times, TMZ, ESPN and multiple Los Angeles television reports.
"We just slowed down," said swingman John Czeslawski, whose team-high 15 points were a departure from his usual rebounding, defense-first role.
With 49 seconds left in the second quarter, swingman Abdul Qadir Kosar knotted the scores (34-34) - the last time in the match.
The team reached a one-year deal in principle with free-agent swingman Arron Afflalo on Tuesday, reuniting the team with a player who enjoyed his greatest individual success in Orlando.
American swingman Geron Johnson top scored for the winners with 22 points and six steals, while compatriot Wendell Lewis added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Alex Okafor had 14 points.
Mobley, a 6-foot-3 swingman, was among the best in Central Mass.
Even better for the Little Rock native and Atlanta Hawks start swingman is the fact his salary is set to go up yet again.
Sydney, Feb.19 (ANI): Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) has said that they can pick Brett Lee again, but will wait until June to recall Ashes swingman Ben Hilfenhaus.
Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald (http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/3336) blogs that the Cubs have worked out a one-year contract with swingman Sean Marshall that will pay him $950,000 for 2010.