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Knicks begin very tough stretch of games
LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart suspended for altercation
Jaylen Brown returns to action for Celtics
Sacramento Kings fire head coach Luke Walton
Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton suffers season-ending knee injury
Rajon Rondo on the Lakers versus Celtics rivalry
Pelicans guard DiDi Louzada suspended 25 games by NBA
Ricky Rubio wins Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award
Lakers sign Chaundee Brown Jr., waive Sekou Doumbouya
Zion Williamson medical update
Cavaliers rookie Evan Mobley out with elbow injury
Charlotte Hornets promote Buzz Peterson, Larry Jordan and David Duquette within basketball operations department




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NBA players enter the league by being drafted in the NBA Draft. Played used to enter the NBA by coming mostly from college (American colleges), with some extraordinary players leaping straight from high school, as well as coming from overseas. Now, players must be out of high school for at least one season.

The three main categories of NBA players are guards, forwards and centers. The subcategories are point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center. Point guards are the floor leaders, direct the offense, and create opportunities for their teammates. They're usually the shortest, quickest player on the team. Shooting guards are usually bigger than point guards and have more of a scoring role. A good shooting guard can score by hitting outside shots as well as slashing at the rim. Small forwards, usually bigger than shooting guards, sometimes the most do-it-all players, needing to score, rebound and pass. Power forwards are bigger than small forwards and tend to be very strong, rugged players who rebound well, score close to the basket and play tough defense. Finally, centers, usually the biggest guys on the team, do what power forwards do, though in the modern NBA there are a lot more star power forwards the centers. Many big, lumbering guys that have limited basketball skills but can take up lots of space, defend and rebound play center.

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