WNBA

The WNBA is Woman's National Basketball Association. Founded in 1996 it is the woman's counterpart to the NBA, National Basketball Association. Their motto is "Expect Great" and many of their fans expect, and receive great. Ask your questions about the WNBA, WNBA teams, and WNBA players here.

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When does 2011 WNBA season begin?

June 3, 2011 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. The Minnesota Lynx travel to Los Angeles to take on the Sparks.

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What does it mean when an NBA player is 'waived'?

A waiver is a temporary status for players who are released by their team. A player released between August 15th and the end of the regular season stays on waivers for 48 hours. A player released at any other time stays on waivers for 10 days. During the waiver period other teams may claim a waived player. If more than one team tries to claim the player, the team with the worst record gets him. If a player on waivers is claimed, the new team acquires his existing contract and pays the remainder of his salary. There is also a fee of $1,000, payable to the league office, for claiming a waived player.

A team can claim a waived player only if one of the following is true:

  • The team is far enough under the salary cap to fit the player's entire salary.
  • The team has a disabled player exception for at least the player's salary.
  • The team has a trade exception for at least the player's salary.

The player's contract is for one or two seasons and he is paid the minimum salary. If no team claims a waived player, he is said to have "cleared waivers." The player may sign with the team of his choice at that point. The player's new team only pays the pro-rated minimum salary to the player. The player's original team continues to pay the balance of the player's salary. For this reason, few players are actually claimed while on waivers.

If a player is waived after March 1, he is ineligible to be included in the playoff roster of any team that signs him for the remainder of that season.

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How many titles do the Los Angeles Sparks have?

The Los Angeles Sparks have won two WNBA championships. They won in 2001 and 2002.

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Why was Lisa Leslie important?

She was the first WNBA member to dunk.

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What are the top 25 WNBA salaries?

Many players make maximum salary. Lisa Leslie makes about $102,000 due to her being cored. Sue Bird makes $99,500 because she is cored. Other max players can only make $98,000.

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Who are the top 20 WNBA players that have the highest salary?

Candance Parker,Sue Bird,Lauren Jackson,Swin Cash,Becky Hammon

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How many teams make to the playoff?

16

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How many miles does a basketball player run to get in shape?

Basketball players run 5 out of 7 days a week and about a mile every other day with the addition of multiple sprints and drills that require running every day.

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Who were the first people to play organized basketball?

The first people to play organized basketball were the students of Joe Naismith's physical education class.

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What is the highest scoring WNBA game ever?

I THINK its Tina Thompson, you can check on WNBA.com though

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What does it mean when an NBA player is signed?

it means that they're in NBA basketball

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What is the average salary of a WNBA player?

Around $45,000

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Ethnicity

What ethnicity is Carolyn A Peck?

black

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How tall do you have to be to be a good center in the WNBA?

At least 6-2, the ideal height is 6-5. However, there can be shorter and taller centers. As long as your ability and skill level is high, the height can be more or less than 6-2 or 6-5. Taller is always better.

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What is the average height of an WNBA player by position?

alright, the average height of an wnba player is 6'0"

PG: 5'8"

SG: 5'10"

SF: 6'0"

PF: 6'0"

C: 6'8"

tallest player: mona Richards at 7'1"

shortest player: patricia mcginty at 5'0"

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Who were the first African-American women to play in the WNBA?

Leslie Williams might of been one or i think that's her name

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Highest paid WNBA player?

Lauren Jackson who plays for Seattle is a 2 time MVP and will make $103,500 in 2011

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What channels are WNBA games on?

WNBA games are on NBATV, ESPN, ABC, and ESPN2. They are also on the local channels for the teams.

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Where does the New York Liberty team play their home games?

The New York Liberty temporarily play their home games at the Prudential Center. This is due to the renovation of Madison Square Garden.

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How many teams are in the WNBA?

There are currently 10 WNBA teams coming into the 2010 season. The economic troubles have caused many former teams to fold or relocate, significantly decreasing the number of WNBA teams. They include:

  • Atlanta Dream
  • Chicago Sky
  • Connecticut Sun*
  • Indiana Fever
  • Los Angeles Sparks
  • Minnesota Lynx
  • New York Liberty
  • Phoenix Mercury
  • San Antonio Silver Stars*
  • Seattle Storm
  • Tulsa Shock*
  • Washington Mystics

*These teams relocated from previous cities.

  • The Connecticut Sun used to be the Orlando Miracle
  • The San Antonio Silver Stars used to be the Utah Starzz
  • The Tulsa Shock used to be the Detroit Shock.

The past teams from the WNBA who have folded (which does not include the list of teams above who have relocated) are:

  • Charlotte Sting (1997-2006)
  • Cleveland Rockers (1997-2003
  • Houston Comets (1997-2008)
  • Miami Sol (2000-2002)
  • Portland Fire (2000-2002)
  • Sacramento Monarchs (1997-2009)
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Why is price of a WNBA ticket lower than an NBA ticket?

The price of a WNBA ticket is lower because men are more athletic and therefore people want to see more action going on in a game.

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Is Cynthia cooper still alive?

Yes, she is and she is only 46 yrs old.

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How long have the Houston Comets been in the WNBA?

The Comets were one of the original teams when the WNBA started in 1997. They won the first four WNBA titles and have won the most WNBA titles of any team in the league.

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Can you dunk in the WNBA?

Yes, you can dunk.

Only two players have dunked in the WNBA so far: Candace Parker and Lisa Leslie.

Leslie in a 2002 regular season game. And Parker in two 2008 regular season games. Leslie also dunked in the 2005 All-Star Game. And Michelle Snow dunked in the 2006 All-Star Game.

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What is the standard height of an WNBA basketball goal?

ten feet.

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