Can the Golden State Warriors return to the 70-win club? Successes will LeBron James add to the Los Angeles Lakers’ tally? And where would they stumble?
We are projecting all 30 teams’ finest – and worst-case situations and where each can hit bumps in the road during the 2018-19 season.
Our panel — a set of more than 40 reporters, insiders and editors — will be looking ahead to this season with a new variant of NBA Power Rankings. Voters were asked to decide on the better team going into this season in a run of head-to-head matchups featuring tens of thousands of votes.
Notice: Our best-case/worst-case situations and month-by-month win proportions were made using ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. For best-case/worst-case scenarios, we used outcomes that had a three percent or greater chance of happening, according to BPI projections of the 2018-19 season.
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