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How many players are on each team in total in basketball?



Asked by Coulter, Last updated: Jun 30, 2021

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Margot

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Margot , Writer, High School, Toronto

Answered Jun 04, 2020

The players are distributed with five on the basketball court and seven on the bench. The five players are distributed on the court according to their positions which include the point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward and center and each of these players have their responsibilities to play on the court.

The point guard is the fastest player. He/she handles the ball mostly and also has a better vision of the court than others, the shooting guard handles the ball partially and also has a higher percentage in shooting.

The power forward blocks shots of the opponent and defend. The responsibility of the center is similar to the power forward which involves defending and also blocking shots.

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

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J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Aug 08, 2019

This question is related to the sport of basketball. On each basketball team, there should be 13 basketball players. This number includes 12 active players and one inactive player. An active player means one that can play at any time, even with minute restrictions.

An inactive player is a person that is unable to the player, and they must be not active for more than one game. While the game is being played, there are five members on each time who play. These players would include point guards and players to do defensive moves like blocking and rebounding.

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