NBA Basics: How Many Teams are there in NBA?

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How many Teams are there in NBA?

NBA is the center point, the central force behind basketball around the world. The fans of this sports watch NBA enjoy the pinnacle of basketball and see their favorite player play. However, making it to the NBA requires a lot of talent, determination, and luck. Players around the world have made it to the NBA by getting the attention of one of the teams. There are a plethora of players in the draft trying to get NBA teams’ attention. So, how many teams are there in NBA?

There are a total of 30 teams in the NBA with each team having 15 players and 12 being considered as active roster. The remaining three NBA players are in the reserve slots. So, the 30 teams in NBA are divided into two conferences, the Eastern Conference, and the Western Conference. Furthermore, the Eastern Conference has 3 divisions known as Atlantic, Central, and Southeast. Similarly, Western Conference has also three divisions; Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest. So, all of these 6 divisions have 5 teams each. Hence, the total number of teams in the NBA is 30. So let’s have a look at these teams.

NBA Teams and Divisions

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Teams

  1. Boston Celtics
  2. New Jersey Nets
  3. New York Knicks
  4. Philadelphia 76ers
  5. Toronto Raptors

Central Teams

  1. Chicago Bulls
  2. Cleveland Cavaliers
  3. Detroit Pistons
  4. Indiana Pacers
  5. Milwaukee Bucks

Southeast Teams

  1. Atlanta Hawks
  2. Charlotte Bobcats
  3. Miami Heat
  4. Orlando Magic
  5. Washington Wizards

Western Conference

Northwest Teams

  1. Denver Nuggets
  2. Minnesota Timberwolves
  3. Oklahoma City Thunder
  4. Portland Trail Blazers
  5. Utah Jazz

Pacific Teams

  1. Golden State Warriors
  2. Los Angeles Clippers
  3. Los Angeles Lakers
  4. Phoenix Suns
  5. Sacramento Kings

Southwest Teams

  1. Dallas Mavericks
  2. Houston Rockets
  3. Memphis Grizzlies
  4. New Orleans Hornets
  5. San Antonio Spurs


Aiden J. Miller
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