front·​court | \ ˈfrənt-ˈkȯrt How to pronounce frontcourt (audio) \

Definition of frontcourt

1 : a basketball team's offensive half of the court
2 : the positions of the forwards and center on a basketball team also : the forwards and center themselves

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Gasol’s All-Star days are undoubtedly behind him, but the Blazers are banking on him filling an important role in their frontcourt. Joe Freeman,, "Love, leadership, longevity: Pau Gasol eager to fill important role with Portland Trail Blazers," 29 July 2019 At 25, the Nuggets hope Grant is a staple of their frontcourt for years. Mike Singer, The Denver Post, "Nuggets Mailbag: After Jerami Grant trade, does Denver have too many wings?," 18 July 2019 A day after reshaping their backcourt, the Rockets added depth to their frontcourt on Friday, reaching agreement with center Tyson Chandler on a one-year deal to be their backup center, a person with knowledge of the deal said. Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle, "Source: Rockets agree to deal with veteran center Tyson Chandler," 12 July 2019 The Warriors may have upgraded their frontcourt by acquiring the second-year forward/center from the Atlanta Hawks for center Damian Jones and a 2026 second-round pick. Mark Medina, The Mercury News, "New Warrior Omari Spellman on weight: ‘Very far from where I want to be’," 9 July 2019 In the frontcourt, bigs Jalen Hill and Cody Riley give UCLA some punch in the paint. Max Meyer,, "Pac-12 Offseason Report: Power Rankings and Burning Questions for 2019-20," 23 July 2019 Joining Wilson, Delle Donne, Cambage and McBride as starters are Phoenix's Brittney Griner, Seattle's Natasha Howard and Connecticut's Jonquel Jones in the frontcourt. Doug Feinberg,, "Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne, Aces’ A’ja Wilson named WNBA All-Star captains," 11 July 2019 With their final roster spot, the Spurs essentially needed another player like Gay — one who could provide depth on the wing and in the frontcourt. Nick Talbot,, "Writers’ Roundtable: Breaking down the Spurs free agent signings," 6 July 2019 But the holes created in the frontcourt had perhaps become even more glaring. Adam Himmelsbach,, "After Al Horford’s departure to Philadelphia, Celtics rebound by acquiring Enes Kanter," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of frontcourt

circa 1949, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of frontcourt was circa 1949

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