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Double Team

What is Double Team?

A defensive strategy in which two players are assigned to guard a single player. Double teams are used when the opposing player is so skilled offensively or creates such a prominent mismatch that he would be unstoppable if only one player guarded him.

Sporting Charts explains Double Team - basketball

Logically, when an offensive player faces a double team, it means that another teammate is left open. Therefore, coaches need to be cautious of who to double team, when to double team, and where the double team comes from.

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