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# What is the bonus situation in basketball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

β 12y ago

The bonus situation is when an NBA team has committed 4 fouls in a quarter. From that point on for the rest of the quarter, every foul will result in two free throws. In youth Basketball or basketball where only halves are played, after one team has committed seven fouls, a foul results in a one-and-one. Ten fouls results in two shots for every foul.

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β 12y ago

Wiki User

β 10y ago

When a team has committed 7 fouls, the 8th foul results in a free throw for the other team. Only if the first shot is made does the player get a second shot. Since so many fouls are committed intentionally towards the end of a game to try to get the ball back when someone may miss a free throw, the 'Super Bonus' was created. Too many fouls delay the game for far too long. So, on the 10th foul, the Super Bonus is in effect. The other team automatically gets two shots at a free throw whether the first shot is made or not.

Wiki User

β 15y ago

Each year the NBA designates a certain sum of money to be allocated to each team achieving a stated goal, e.g., \$100,000 to each team making the playoffs, etc. For the year 2007 this sum was \$10,000,000. For the breakdown of this amount see the following: http://myespn.go.com/blogs/truehoop/0-23-108/Playoff-Bonus-Money.html. Essentially, there is an amount of money (in ascending amount naturally) for each level of the playoffs attained by a team. I would presume that each team then has its own formula for how it allocates any monies it receives to each player, coach, trainer, etc. Of course personally I would like to think that the highly paid players (e.g., those earning say more than say \$5,000,000) would decline their respective shares so that the individuals that do the more mundane and thankless tasks during the season could receive more; persons for whom \$100,000 is significant. I am an avid capitalist and therefore can not begrudge the athlete who does not do this, just think it would be a nice gesture, that' all. Would hate to think that someone who seems as genuine and standup as say Kevin Garnett and made almost \$24,000,000 this season would find it necessary to keep the few hundred thousand or so that he will likely receive from the NBA (as opposed to any bonuses from his team vis a vis the terms of his contract, etc.).

Wiki User

β 10y ago

Each team can foul seven times before each foul results in automatic free throw shooting. When a team is in the bonus, they have been fouled at least seven times in that half, and anytime a member of this team is fouled, they automatically will be shooting a free throw, even if the foul occurs in a non-shooting situationl

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β 10y ago

the bonus plus rule applies when a team reaches the set amount of shooting fouls in a half, usually 10. if the team commits another foul after the original ten, the opposing team has a chance to shoot two free throws. Regular bonus is when a team commits 6 fouls in a half and on the seventh, the opposing team has a chance to make two free throws, but has to make the first free throw in order to shoot the second.

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β 11y ago

A bonus is when someone gets fouled whilst shooting, the shot goes in "2 points" Then they go to the free throw line for a "BONUS" shot, if made, "1 Point" bonus.

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β 11y ago

Bonus is where u shoot one free throw and if you make it you get another one and double bonus is where u shoot two free throws no matter what

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β 9y ago

when the opposing team gets greater than four fouls in a quarter

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β 10y ago

when tnhey are in bounce