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UPDATED Sep. 28, 2020, at 7:21 AM

2019-20 NBA Predictions

Powered by FiveThirtyEight's RAPTOR player ratings

Updated after every game and depth chart revision.

More NBA:2019-20 RAPTOR player ratingsOur preseason player projections

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The Orlando Magic have a 0% chance of winning the NBA Finals

Roster depth chart

A team’s current rotation accounts for recent injuries and other player activity; the full-strength rotation does not.

Expected minutes per gamePLAYER RATINGExp. min. per gamePLAYER RATING
PlayerPGSGSFPFCTOTALvs. full strengthvs. full strengthOff. +/-Def. +/-
Nikola Vucevic*N. Vucevic*00003838+4
+1.6
+1.6
Aaron GordonA. Gordon000000-34
+0.3
-0.5
Evan FournierE. Fournier019150034+2
+1.4
-0.5
Jonathan IsaacJ. Isaac000000-30
-0.1
+3.0
Markelle FultzM. Fultz21700028+2
0.0
-1.0
Terrence RossT. Ross016100026+6
+1.5
-0.2
D.J. AugustinD. Augustin22000022+2
+0.4
-2.5
James Ennis IIIJ. Ennis III00190019+4
-0.7
-0.2
Gary Clark*G. Clark*00026026+6
-0.2
-0.8
Al-Farouq AminuA. Aminu000000-3
-1.5
+1.4
Michael Carter-WilliamsM. Carter-Williams5600011+9
+0.2
+2.4
Wes IwunduW. Iwundu00414018+16
-2.0
+0.1
Khem BirchK. Birch00081018+16
-1.8
+1.1
Mo BambaM. Bamba000000SAME
-1.9
+1.0
Melvin Frazier Jr.M. Frazier Jr.000000SAME
-2.0
-0.6
BJ JohnsonB. Johnson000000SAME
-2.6
-0.8
Vic LawV. Law000000SAME
-1.9
-0.9
Rotation ratingsFirst, we take a minute-weighted average of the player ratings to get a measure of team efficiency per 100 possessions, relative to the league.
Rotation ratings
First, we take a minute-weighted average of the player ratings to get a measure of team efficiency per 100 possessions, relative to the league.
+1.7
0.0
Adj. rotation ratingsA flagged (*) player is on the court more than we expected. As a result, a penalty is applied to the rotation’s ratings.
Adj. rotation ratings
A flagged (*) player is on the court more than we expected. As a result, a penalty is applied to the rotation’s ratings.
+0.9
-0.8
Points per gameWe combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 97.5 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
Points per game
We combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 97.5 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
107-107
Rotation winsWe use these projected scores to estimate this rotation’s expected wins in an 82-game season, assuming an average schedule strength.
Rotation wins
We use these projected scores to estimate this rotation’s expected wins in an 82-game season, assuming an average schedule strength.
41
Team ratingThen we convert the rotation’s expected wins into a score for team strength — 1500 is about average.
Team rating
Then we convert the rotation’s expected wins into a score for team strength — 1500 is about average.
1508
Playoff ratingFinally, we adjust the team’s rating based on the amount of playoff experience on the roster.
Playoff rating
Finally, we adjust the team’s rating based on the amount of playoff experience on the roster.
1505
Rosters may include players currently assigned to G League teams.
Expected minutes per gamePLAYER RATINGExp. min. per gamePLAYER RATING
PlayerPGSGSFPFCTOTALOff. +/-Def. +/-
Nikola VucevicN. Vucevic00003434
+1.6
+1.6
Aaron GordonA. Gordon00034034
+0.3
-0.5
Evan FournierE. Fournier02930032
+1.4
-0.5
Jonathan IsaacJ. Isaac00291030
-0.1
+3.0
Markelle FultzM. Fultz26000026
0.0
-1.0
Terrence RossT. Ross01910020
+1.5
-0.2
D.J. AugustinD. Augustin20000020
+0.4
-2.5
James Ennis IIIJ. Ennis III00150015
-0.7
-0.2
Gary Clark*G. Clark*00011920
-0.2
-0.8
Al-Farouq AminuA. Aminu000033
-1.5
+1.4
Michael Carter-WilliamsM. Carter-Williams200002
+0.2
+2.4
Wes IwunduW. Iwundu000202
-2.0
+0.1
Khem BirchK. Birch000022
-1.8
+1.1
Mo BambaM. Bamba000000
-1.9
+1.0
Melvin Frazier Jr.M. Frazier Jr.000000
-2.0
-0.6
BJ JohnsonB. Johnson000000
-2.6
-0.8
Vic LawV. Law000000
-1.9
-0.9
Rotation ratingsFirst, we take a minute-weighted average of the player ratings to get a measure of team efficiency per 100 possessions, relative to the league.
Rotation ratings
First, we take a minute-weighted average of the player ratings to get a measure of team efficiency per 100 possessions, relative to the league.
+2.4
+0.6
Adj. rotation ratingsA flagged (*) player is on the court more than we expected. As a result, a penalty is applied to the rotation’s ratings.
Adj. rotation ratings
A flagged (*) player is on the court more than we expected. As a result, a penalty is applied to the rotation’s ratings.
+2.1
+0.4
Points per gameWe combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 97.6 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
Points per game
We combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 97.6 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
108-106
Rotation winsWe use these projected scores to estimate this rotation’s expected wins in an 82-game season, assuming an average schedule strength.
Rotation wins
We use these projected scores to estimate this rotation’s expected wins in an 82-game season, assuming an average schedule strength.
47
Team ratingThen we convert the rotation’s expected wins into a score for team strength — 1500 is about average.
Team rating
Then we convert the rotation’s expected wins into a score for team strength — 1500 is about average.
1563
Playoff ratingFinally, we adjust the team’s rating based on the amount of playoff experience on the roster.
Playoff rating
Finally, we adjust the team’s rating based on the amount of playoff experience on the roster.
1560
Rosters may include players currently assigned to G League teams.

Team rating

At full strength vs. with its current rotation

Full-strength rotation
Current rotationCurrent

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