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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 and see what the team’s future may hold. You may be amazed to learn that the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets look good on paper, while the New York Knicks and Sacramento Kings… do not.
OK, so that’s not really surprising. But in the vast distance between the favorites and bottom-feeders, there are some interesting storylines and players to watch. And we are going to be bringing you a new method to follow those improvements 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 brief, our interactive webpage now contains two projection alternatives: pure Elo and CARMELO.1 The former is well known to FiveThirtyEight subscribers — it is the simple version that appears on our franchise history pages — although the latter is much more complicated, with team depth charts and constantly updating player ratings to track exactly how much talent is on each team (after accounting for trades, injuries and disgruntled teammates).

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