From The Warriors To The Knicks, How We’re Predicting The 2018-19 NBA

The NBA is back in action this week, so it’s time to fire up our NBA predictions again and see exactly what the league’s future might hold. You could be amazed to learn the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets look great on paper, although the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings… don’t.
OK, so that’s not really surprising at all. But in the huge distance between the favorites and bottom-feeders, there are gamers and a few interesting storylines to watch. And we are going to be bringing you a new way to adhere to those improvements all season long following a tweak to the way we make predictions this year. Scroll down to the bottom if you would like the full details, but in brief, our interactive page today contains two projection alternatives: pure Elo and CARMELO.1 The prior is well-known to FiveThirtyEight subscribers — it’s the simple version that appears on our franchise history pages — although the latter is more complicated, with team depth charts and upgrading player ratings to monitor just how much talent is on each team (after accounting for transactions, injuries and disgruntled teammates).

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