- Aug 29, 2011
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The definition of a wing is not consistently defined. Sometimes the 2Gs and SFs are combined but often they are split out.
Depending on the system, their roles can be eerily similar or quite dissimilar. In JC's system, there's not that much of a difference other than the bigger of the two defends the opposing team's SF, has more rebounding responsibilities on offense and plays below the foul line more often than the 2G.
I like it when they split them out though giving you two pools of players to rank. But it does pose a problem where to list 2/3 combos such as Lamb.
I think I agree with Sportsman5 that wing more often means a SF though it can also be a SF that also plays the 2. And that when you get to the NBA the definition drifts more heavily to SF. Example Ray Allen was a wing player at UConn but became strictly a SG in the NBA vs Paul Pierce who plays the 2 and 3 in the NBA and is therefore a NBA wing.
However my point or question was that I thought Austin Rivers is a SG/PG = not wing vs Lamb SG/SF = wing. No one has commented, am I wrong about Rivers?
Maybe I just assumed Austin Rivers was a PG because Doc was a PG. And for that matter maybe I assume the Curry's are SG's because Dell was an NBA SG (although I think Dell played wing at VTech