Definition of backcourt
1 : the area near or nearest the back boundary lines or back wall of the playing area in a net or court game
2a : a basketball team's defensive half of the courtb : the positions of the guards on a basketball team; also : the guards themselves a team with a strong backcourt
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Dozier gives them an additional defender and athlete in the backcourt off the bench to groom for the future at a low cap figure.
If Fox comes off the board, some analysts think the Kings will select Kentucky’s other backcourt player: Malik Monk.
Kansas’ Frank Mason who played next to Graham in the Jayhawks’ 2016-17 backcourt, emerged as consensus national player of the year while Allen had a rough junior campaign.
Williams had a starting backcourt over the past few years of Diggins and Odyssey Sims — another lefty.
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