A Complete List Of NBA Basketball Teams

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NBA (National Basketball Association) is a professional basketball league. It was founded back on June 6, 1946, in New York City. On its formation, it was known as the Basketball Association of America (BAA), but later it merged with National Basketball League (NBL) and changed its name to National Basketball Association on August 3, 1949. Since then, the regular season of the league spans from October to April every year. During these months, each NBA Basketball team plays 82 games. At times, the tournament also extends till June to complete the matches. 

 

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The NBA Basketball Teams are one of the best teams in this sport. As of 2020, the players of the association are the highest-paid athletes in the world as per the average salary per player. Being an active member of USA basketball, this association is recognized as a national governing body by FIBA (International Basketball Federation). In North America, it is the third wealthiest professional sports league and top four in the world. 

 

To know more about the NBA Basketball Teams and their division, read this article. 

 

NBA Basketball Teams

The National Basketball Association formed its teams back in 1946. The association was created with just 11 teams during that time, but today it has 30 teams. Among those 30, 29 are from the United States, and one is from Canada. 

 

Currently, the league structure has been divided into two conferences with three divisions each. Further, each division has five teams. This makes up the 30 teams in total. The NBA Basketball Team alignment that is being used today was introduced in 2004-05.  

 

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NBA Basketball Teams from Eastern Conference

 

Division

Team

Location

Capacity

Founded

Joined




ATLANTIC

Boston Celtics

Boston, Massachusetts

18,624

1946

Brooklyn Nets

New York City, New York

17,732

1967

1976

New York Knicks

New York City, New York

19,812

1946

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

21,600

1946

1949

Toronto Raptors

Toronto, Ontario

19,800

1995




CENTRAL

Chicago Bulls

Chicago, Illinois

20,917

1966

Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland, Ohio

20,562

1970

Detroit Pistons

Detroit, Michigan

20,491

1941

1948

Indiana Pacers

Indianapolis, Indiana

17,923

1967

1976

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

18,717

1968




SOUTHEAST

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta, Georgia

15,711

1946

1949

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte, North Carolina

19,077

1988

Miami Heat

Miami, Florida

19,600

1988

Orlando Magic

Orlando, Florida

18,846

1989

Washington Wizards

Washington, D.C.

20,356

1961

 

 

Minnesota Timberwolves

Minneapolis, Minnesota

19,356

1989

 

Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

18,203

1967

 

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland, Oregon

19,441

1970

 

Utah Jazz

Salt Lake City, Utah

19,911

1974




PACIFIC

Golden State Warriors

San Francisco, California

18,064

1946

Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles, California

19,060

1970

Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles, California

18,997

1947

1948

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix, Arizona

18,055

1968

Sacramento Kings

Sacramento, California

17,500

1923

1948




SOUTHWEST

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas, Texas

19,200

1980

Houston Rockets

Houston, Texas

18,055

1967

Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis, Tennessee

18,119

1995

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans, Louisiana

16,867

2002

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio, Texas

18,418

1967

1976

 

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