A Swingman is a player who can play multiple positions in a sport.
In basketball, a swingman (or "wing") is a basketball term denoting a player who can play both the small forward (the "3") and shooting guard (the "2") positions, and, in essence swing between the positions. Swingmen are often between 6'4" (1.93 m) and 6'9" (2.06 m). Examples of NBA swingmen include: Gerald Green, Nick Young, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Xavier Henry, C.J. Miles, Terrence Ross, Jeremy Lamb, Evan Turner, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Zach LaVine, Vince Carter, Joe Johnson, Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Durant, Arron Afflalo, and Jabari Parker.
In baseball, a pitcher who can work either as a reliever or starter is sometimes referred to as a swingman; sometimes, if the pitcher is usually a long reliever, he is called a "spot starter".
- S. Trnini and D. Dizdar, System of the Performance Evaluation Criteria Weighted per Positions in the Basketball Game, 2000
- Boston Globe
|Guards||1. Point guard||Combo guard|
|2. Shooting guard||Guard-forward / Swingman|
|Forwards||3. Small forward||Stretch forward / Cornerman|
|4. Power forward||Point forward|
|Center||5. Center||Forward-center / Bigman|
|Backcourt | Frontcourt | Captain | Head coach | Referees and officials|
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