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Nate Robinson's recent success is a reminder that small guards can succeed in the NBA. From Spud Webb to Muggsy Bogues to Brevin Knight to T.J. Ford, there's a lineage of impact. But shorter guards need to have a special set of skills to play in the NBA, and while bright coaches figure out how to maximize those abilities, they can be exploited, too.

Three ways to utilize small guards