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Backdoor Cut

What is Backdoor Cut?

An offensive maneuver that involves a player without the ball moving towards the basket behind the defense in an attempt to receive a pass.

Sporting Charts explains Backdoor Cut

A backdoor cut works best behind a zone defense in which the defensive players are all looking at the player with the ball, making them completely unaware of the offensive player behind them cutting towards the basket.

It is also effective against an overcommitting man-to-man defense. When the defender tries to aggressively get in between a pass, the offensive player without the ball cuts toward the basket, taking advantage of the free path that the defender allowed.

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