From The Warriors To The Knicks, How We’re Predicting The 2018-19 NBA

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The NBA is back in action this week, which means it’s time to fire up our NBA predictions again and see exactly what the team’s future may hold. You could be surprised to learn the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets seem great on paper, while the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings… do not.
OK, so that’s not surprising. But in the space between the favorites and bottom-feeders, there are nonetheless players and a few intriguing storylines to watch. And we are going to be bringing you a new method to follow those developments all season long following 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 today contains two projection alternatives: pure Elo and CARMELO.1 The prior is well known to FiveThirtyEight subscribers — it’s the very simple version that looks on our franchise pages — although the latter is far much more complicated, using group depth charts and constantly updating player ratings to monitor just how much talent is on each team (after accounting for transactions, injuries and dissatisfied teammates).

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