Can the Golden State Warriors return into the club? How many successes will LeBron James add to the Los Angeles Lakers’ tally? And where would they stumble?
We’re projecting all 30 teams’ finest – and – worst-case situations and where each could hit bumps in the street throughout the 2018-19 season.
Our board — a group of more than 40 reporters, insiders and editors — will be looking ahead to this season with a new edition of NBA Power Rankings. Voters were asked to decide on the better team going into this year in a series of head-to-head matchups featuring thousands of votes.
Notice: Our best-case/worst-case situations and month-by-month win proportions were made using ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. For best-case/worst-case situations, we used results that had a three percent or higher chance of happening, based on BPI projections of this 2018-19 season.