Frequently Asked Questions about the NBA, WNBA and Basketball

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the NBA Draft?

The 2022 NBA Draft is Thursday, June 23rd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

When does the 2022 WNBA season start?

The 2022 WNBA season started Friday, May 6th.

Who invented basketball?

James Naismith invented basketball

When does the NBA season start?

The 2021-22 NBA regular season began on October 19, 2021. The schedule for the 2022-23 season is expected to be released in August 2022.

When do the NBA playoffs start?

The NBA playoffs start after both the regular season and the play-in tournament. The 2022 NBA playoffs began on April 16, 2022.

When do the WNBA playoffs start?

The WNBA playoffs start after the regular season. The last day of the 2022 regular season is August 14, 2022.

When do the NBA finals start?

The 2022 NBA Finals began on June 2, 2022. The 2023 NBA Finals will likely begin in June 2023.

When is the NBA all-star game?

The 2022 NBA All-Star Game was played on February 20, 2022. Team LeBron defeated Team Durant, 163-160. Stephen Curry was named MVP.

When is the WNBA all-star game?

The 2022 WNBA All-Star Game will be played on July 10, 2022.

When is the WNBA draft?

The 2022 WNBA draft was held on April 11, 2022.

When is the NBA trade deadline?

The 2021-22 NBA trade deadline was on February 10, 2022.

When is the WNBA trade deadline?

The 2022 WNBA trade deadline is on July 15, 2022.

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 36 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 2022 WNBA Finals will begin after the Conference Semifinals concludes. This will be on or before September 20, 2022.

Who won the NBA Finals?

The Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Finals.

Who won the WNBA finals?

The Chicago Sky won the 2021 WNBA Finals.