The NBA is back in action this week, so it is 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, while the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings… do not.
OK, so that is not really surprising at all. But in the vast space between bottom-feeders and the favorites, there are nonetheless players and some interesting storylines to watch. And we are going to be bringing you a new method to follow these developments all season long following a tweak to how we create predictions this season. Scroll down to the bottom if you want the full details, but in a nutshell, our interactive webpage now contains two projection alternatives: pure Elo and CARMELO.1 The prior is well-known to FiveThirtyEight subscribers — it is the very simple version that looks on our franchise history pages — but the latter is far more complicated, with team depth charts and constantly updating player ratings to track exactly how much talent is on every group (after accounting for trades, injuries and disgruntled teammates).
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