Frequently Asked Questions about the NBA, WNBA and Basketball

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the NBA Draft?

The 2022 NBA Draft was held Thursday, June 23rd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The 2023 NBA Draft will be held on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023.

When does the 2023 WNBA season start?

The 2023 WNBA season will start Friday, May 19th.

Who invented basketball?

James Naismith invented basketball

When does the NBA season start?

The 2022-23 NBA regular season began on October 18, 2022.

When do the NBA playoffs start?

The NBA playoffs start after both the regular season and the play-in tournament. The 2023 NBA playoffs will begin on April 15, 2023.

When do the WNBA playoffs start?

The WNBA playoffs began August 17, 2022.

When do the NBA finals start?

The 2022 NBA Finals began on June 2, 2022. The 2023 NBA Finals will begin on June 1, 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. The 2023 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 19, 2023.

When is the WNBA all-star game?

The 2023 WNBA All-Star Game will be played on July 15, 2023.

When is the WNBA draft?

The 2022 WNBA draft was held on April 11, 2022. The 2023 WNBA Draft will be held on April 10, 2023.

When is the NBA trade deadline?

The 2022-23 NBA trade deadline is February 9, 2023.

When is the WNBA trade deadline?

The 2022 WNBA trade deadline was on July 15, 2022. The 2023 WNBA trade deadline will be on August 7, 2023.

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. This number will increase to 40 for the 2023 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 2023 WNBA Finals will begin after the Conference Semifinals concludes. The 2022 WNBA Finals began on September 11, 2022.

Who won the NBA Finals?

The Golden State Warriors won the 2022 NBA Finals.

Who won the WNBA finals?

The Las Vegas Aces won the 2022 WNBA Finals.