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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MORE YOGI FERRELL: Smith (17.3 points per game) and Ferrell (13.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.3 apg) regularly shared the backcourt, allowing them to establish chemistry and make crucial adjustments, according to Ferrell.
McDonald and 6-3 guard Mitch Mascari, who averaged 8.4 points, will give Hennig an experienced backcourt.
Morey traded for All-Star point guard Chris Paul, a bold move that gives the Rockets as talented a backcourt as any team in the league.
The nine-time All-Star will opt-in on the final year of his current deal (worth $24.2 million) to facilitate the trade with the Rockets, where Paul will partner up in the backcourt with James Harden.
Yet the Pacers could see value in bolstering their backcourt depth and signing a frontcourt player who has showed some potential early in his NBA career.
Known as a premier defender in college, Oladipo will provide a defensive presence in a backcourt that was sorely missed last season with Jeff Teague's and Monta Ellis' defensive shortcomings.
Since the season ended April 11, the Hornets have been counting the days until July 1, the start of free agency – or, more specifically, the day Charlotte can officially begin its search for backcourt depth.
Wade was asked about the LSU's backcourt which will look for big contributions from Skylar Mays and Brandon Sampson.
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