From The Warriors To The Knicks, How We’re Predicting The 2018-19 NBA
The NBA is back in action this week, so it is time to fire up our NBA predictions again and see what the league’s future might hold. You could be amazed to learn that the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets seem good on paper, although the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings… don’t.
OK, so that’s not really surprising. But in the distance between bottom-feeders and the favorites, there are still players and a few interesting storylines to watch. And we’ll be bringing you a new method to adhere to these improvements all season long following a tweak to the way we make predictions this year. Scroll down to the bottom if you want the full details, but in brief, our interactive page today contains two projection options: pure Elo and CARMELO.1 The prior is well-known to FiveThirtyEight readers — it is the very simple version that looks on our franchise pages — but the latter is more complex, with group depth charts and upgrading player ratings to track exactly how much talent is on each team (after accounting for transactions, injuries and disgruntled teammates).
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