Sorare NBA resources for beginners

Posted 3rd October 2022

Sorare NBA resources for beginners

We have compiled a list of resources for newcomers to Sorare NBA, so whether you're a league veteran or a rookie, you'll find something that gets you to the podium in no time!

In this article, we outline some of the most essential facts you need to know about the NBA and how it works alongside the Sorare NBA fantasy basketball game. Hopefully, this will clarify a few things and make choosing the right players to add to your gallery that much easier.

What is the NBA?

The National Basketball Association, or NBA, is a professional basketball league that is made up of 30 teams that play 82 games against each other during a regular season.

NBA Divisions.

The NBA is divided into six divisions. The 30 NBA teams are currently divided into 2 conferences, each with 3 divisions. Atlantic, Central, and Southeast are the three divisions in the Eastern Conference. Northwest, Pacific, and Southwest are the three divisions within the Western Conference. Each NBA Division has five teams.

NBA Team NBA Division NBA Conference
Boston Celtics Atlantic Division Eastern Conference
Brooklyn Nets Atlantic Division Eastern Conference
New York Knicks Atlantic Division Eastern Conference
Philidelphia 76rs Atlantic Division Eastern Conference
Toronto Raptors Atlantic Division Eastern Conference
Chicago Bulls Central Division Eastern Conference
Cleveland Cavaliers Central Division Eastern Conference
Detriot Pistons Central Division Eastern Conference
Indiana Pacers Central Division Eastern Conference
Milwaulke Bucks Central Division Eastern Conference
Denver Nuggets Northwest Division Western Conference
Minnestoa Timberwolves Northwest Division Western Conference
Oklahoma City Thunder Northwest Division Western Conference
Portland Trailblazers Northwest Division Western Conference
Utah Jazz Northwest Division Western Conference
Golden State Warriors Pacific Division Western Conference
LA Clippers Pacific Division Western Conference
Los Angeles Lakers Pacific Division Western Conference
Phoenix Suns Pacific Division Western Conference
Sacramento Kings Pacific Division Western Conference
Atlanta Hawks Southeast Division Eastern Conference
Charotte Hornets Southeast Division Eastern Conference
Miami Heat Southeast Division Eastern Conference
Orlando Magic Southeast Division Eastern Conference
Washington Wizards Southeast Division Eastern Conference
Dallas Mavericks Southwest Division Western Conference
Houston Rockets Southwest Division Western Conference
Memphis Grizzlies Southwest Division Western Conference
New Orleans Pelicans Southwest Division Western Conference
San Antonio Spurs Southwest Division Western Conference

**Click the links to view the available players for each team**

Previous champions 

Year Champion Result Opponent
2022 Golden State Warriors 4‑2 Boston Celtics
2021 Milwaulke Bucks 4‑2 Phoenix Suns
2020 Los Angeles Lakers 4‑2 Miami Heat

Previous MVP (most valuable player)

Year Player Position Team
2022 Nikola Jokic C Denver Nuggets
2021 Nikola Jokic C Denver Nuggets
2020 Giannis Antetokounmpo F Milwaulke Bucks
2019 Giannis Antetokounmpo F Milwaulke Bucks
2018 James Harden G Houston Rockets
2017 Russell Westbrook G Oklahoma City Thunder

2022-23 National Basketball Association Key Dates

  • June 30: NBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents (beginning at 6 p.m. ET)
  • July 2-3: California Classic Summer League (San Francisco, CA)
  • July 5-7: Salt Lake City Summer League (Salt Lake City, UT)

  • July 6: NBA teams may begin signing free agents to contracts (12:01 p.m. ET)
  • July 7-17: NBA 2K23 Summer League 2022 (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Sept. 9-10: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend (Springfield, MA)
  • Sept. 23: First allowable date for players participating in preseason games outside North America to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
  • Sept. 24: Training camps open for all teams participating in preseason games outside NorthAmerica
  • Sept. 26: First allowable date for all other veteran players to report to their teams (no earlier than 11 a.m. local time)
  • Sept. 27: NBA training camps open
  • Sept. 30: NBA preseason games begin
  • Sept. 30: & Oct. 2 NBA Japan Games, Golden State Warriors vs. Washington Wizards (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Oct. 6 & 8: NBA Abu Dhabi Games, Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • Oct. 14: NBA preseason ends
  • Oct. 17: Rosters set for start of 2022-23 NBA regular season (5 p.m. ET)
  • Oct. 18: Start of 2022-23 NBA regular season
  • Oct. 22: 2022-23 NBA G League Draft
  • Oct. 24: NBA G League training camps open
  • Nov. 3: Rosters set for NBA G League Showcase Cup (5 p.m. ET)
  • Nov. 4: NBA G League Showcase Cup begins (18 games per team)
  • Dec. 17: NBA Mexico City Game, Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Dec. 19-22: NBA G League Winter Showcase and Showcase Cup Championship Game
  • Dec. 27: NBA G League regular season begins (32 games per team)> 2023
  • Jan. 5: 10-day contracts may now be signed
  • Jan. 10: All standard NBA contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
  • Jan. 19: NBA Paris Game, Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons (Paris, France)
  • Jan. 20: All two-way contracts are guaranteed for the remainder of the season
  • Feb. 9: NBA Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET)
  • Feb. 17-19: NBA All-Star 2023 (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Feb. 17-22: NBA All-Star break
  • March 1: Playoff Eligibility Waiver Deadline
  • March 25: NBA G League regular season ends
  • March 28: NBA G League Playoffs 2023 begin
  • April 9: NBA regular season ends
  • April 10: Rosters set for NBA Playoffs 2023 (3 p.m. ET)
  • April 11-14: NBA Play-In Tournament 2023
  • April 15: NBA Playoffs 2023 begin
  • April 23: NBA Early Entry Eligibility Deadline (11:59 p.m. ET)
  • May 1-2: NBA Conference Semifinals begin (possible move-up to April 29-30)
  • May 16-17: NBA Conference Finals begin (possible move-up to May 14-15)
  • May 16: NBA Draft Lottery 2023 presented by State Farm
  • June 1: NBA Finals 2023 Game 1
  • June 12: NBA Draft Early Entry Entrant Withdrawal Deadline (5 p.m. ET)
  • June 22: NBA Draft 2023 presented by State Farm

Helpfull NBA links

BASKETBALL FACTS: Get your head in the game and take a closer look at one of the most popular sports with these basketball facts.

NBA FOR BEGINNERS: A great place to source NBA rules and regulations

NBA PODCASTS: Get up to date with the best NBA podcasts

NBA OFFICIAL DISCORD: If you want to chat with like-minded NBA fans and get the latest information, Discord is a great place to do so

NBA OFFICIAL STATS: Sorare NBA is all about the numbers. Here, you will find all of the stats directly from the official NBA website.

NBA TWITTER: Visit the official Twitter account of the NBA

FUN NBA FACTS: Some fun facts about NBA players past and present

NBA LEAGUE PASS: Watching games is the best way to keep up with the latest NBA news so NBA League Pass is  a must have, you can check out their latest offers below.

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