Frequently Asked Questions about the NBA, WNBA and Basketball

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the NBA Draft?

The 2024 NBA Draft will be held on June 26th and June 27th, 2024.

When does the 2024 WNBA season start?

The 2024 WNBA season began on Tuesday, May 14.

Who invented basketball?

James Naismith invented basketball

When does the NBA season start?

The 2023-24 NBA regular season began on October 24, 2023.

When do the NBA playoffs start?

The NBA playoffs start after both the regular season and the play-in tournament. The 2024 NBA playoffs began on April 20, 2024.

When do the WNBA playoffs start?

The 2024 WNBA playoffs will begin on September 22, 2024.

When do the NBA finals start?

The 2024 NBA Finals began on June 6, 2024.

When is the NBA All-Star game?

The 2024 NBA All-Star Game was played on February 18, 2024 in Indianapolis. The East defeated the West, 211-186. Damian Lillard was named MVP.

When is the WNBA All-Star Game?

The 2024 WNBA All-Star Game will be played on July 20, 2024 in Phoenix.

When is the WNBA draft?

The 2024 WNBA Draft was held on April 15, 2024.

When is the NBA trade deadline?

The 2023-24 NBA trade deadline was on February 8, 2024.

When is the WNBA trade deadline?

The 2024 WNBA trade deadline will be on August 20, 2024.

How many games are in an NBA season?

There are 82 games in an NBA season.

How many games are in a WNBA season?

There are 40 games in a WNBA season.

How many NBA teams are there?

There are 30 teams in the NBA.

How many WNBA teams are there?

There are 12 teams in the WNBA.

When was basketball invented?

Basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891 at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, MA.

How long are basketball games?

A basketball game has four 12-minute quarters for a total time of play of 48 minutes.

How many quarters are there in basketball?

A basketball game has four 12-minute quarters.

What are the positions of basketball?

There are five positions in basketball: two guards (point guard and shooting guard), two forwards (small forward and power forward), and a center.

What is a triple-double in basketball?

A triple-double is when a player reaches double digits in at least three of the five major statistical categories (points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks) in a single game.

How many players are there on a basketball team?

A traditional basketball team has 12-15 players, with five basketball players on the court at any given time. Unlimited substitutions are allowed.

When do the WNBA finals start?

The 2024 WNBA Finals will begin in October, 2024.

Who won the NBA Finals?

The Denver Nuggets won the 2023 NBA Finals.

Who won the WNBA finals?

The Las Vegas Aces won the 2023 WNBA Finals.