Can the Golden State Warriors return into the 70-win club? Victories will LeBron James add to the Los Angeles Lakers’ tally? And where could they stumble?
We’re projecting all 30 teams’ finest – and worst-case scenarios and where every can hit bumps in the street during the 2018-19 season.
Our board — a group of more than 40 reporters, insiders and editors — will be awaiting this season with a new variant of NBA Power Rankings. Voters were asked to decide on the better team heading into this season in a series of head-to-head matchups featuring tens of thousands of votes.
Note: Our best-case/worst-case scenarios and month-by-month win proportions were made using ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. For best-case/worst-case scenarios, we used results that had a 3 percent or higher chance of happening, according to BPI projections of this 2018-19 season.