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 and see what the team’s future might hold. You could be amazed to learn the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets seem great on paper, although the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings… do not.
OK, so that’s not really surprising in any way. But in the distance between the favorites and bottom-feeders, there are still some intriguing storylines and players to watch. And we are going to be bringing you a new way to adhere to those developments all season long after a tweak to the way we make predictions this year. Scroll down to the bottom if you would like the full details, but in a nutshell, our interactive page now contains two projection alternatives: pure Elo and CARMELO.1 The former is well known to FiveThirtyEight readers — it’s the simple version that looks on our franchise history pages — but the latter is more complex, with group depth charts and constantly updating player ratings to track exactly how much talent is on every group (after accounting for trades, injuries and dissatisfied teammates).

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