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UPDATED Dec. 12, 2019, at 9:42 AM

2019-20 NBA Predictions

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Updated after every game and depth chart revision.

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

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The Denver Nuggets have a >99% chance of making the playoffs and a 3% 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 strength (today)vs. full strength (today)Off. +/-Def. +/-
Nikola JokicN. Jokic00003434SAME
+4.0
+2.1
Jamal MurrayJ. Murray000000-33
+1.9
+0.6
Gary HarrisG. Harris03010031SAME
-0.7
+0.9
Paul MillsapP. Millsap00026026SAME
+0.1
+2.9
Will BartonW. Barton211000031+1
+0.6
+1.0
Jerami GrantJ. Grant00143017+2
-1.8
-0.2
Torrey CraigT. Craig00160016+3
-1.2
+0.1
Malik BeasleyM. Beasley07130020+6
-0.4
-1.2
Monte MorrisM. Morris21000021+6
+0.1
+0.2
Mason PlumleeM. Plumlee00011718SAME
-1.6
+1.6
Michael Porter Jr.M. Porter Jr.004004+4
-2.4
-0.9
Juancho HernangomezJ. Hernangomez000404+1
-1.2
+0.1
Jarred VanderbiltJ. Vanderbilt000404+2
-2.3
+0.8
Vlatko CancarV. Cancar000000SAME
-1.0
+0.7
Bol BolB. Bol000077+1
-2.7
-0.4
PJ DozierP. Dozier610007+7
-0.6
-0.1
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.
+0.1
+3.5
Points per gameWe combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 101.2 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 — 101.2 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
110-106
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.
51
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.
1598
Rosters may include players currently assigned to G League teams.
Expected minutes per gamePLAYER RATINGPLAYER RATING
PlayerPGSGSFPFCTOTALExp. min. per gameOff. +/-Def. +/-
Nikola JokicN. Jokic00003434
+4.0
+2.1
Jamal MurrayJ. Murray30300033
+1.9
+0.6
Gary HarrisG. Harris02380031
-0.7
+0.9
Paul MillsapP. Millsap00026026
+0.1
+2.9
Will BartonW. Barton32070030
+0.6
+1.0
Jerami GrantJ. Grant0087015
-1.8
-0.2
Torrey CraigT. Craig00130013
-1.2
+0.1
Malik BeasleyM. Beasley02120014
-0.4
-1.2
Monte MorrisM. Morris15000015
+0.1
+0.2
Mason PlumleeM. Plumlee00010818
-1.6
+1.6
Michael Porter Jr.M. Porter Jr.000000
-2.4
-0.9
Juancho HernangomezJ. Hernangomez000303
-1.2
+0.1
Jarred VanderbiltJ. Vanderbilt000202
-2.3
+0.8
Vlatko CancarV. Cancar000000
-1.0
+0.7
Bol BolB. Bol000066
-2.7
-0.4
PJ DozierP. Dozier000000
-0.6
-0.1
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.
+1.6
+4.0
Points per gameWe combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 100.8 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 — 100.8 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
111-105
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.
56
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.
1650
Rosters may include players currently assigned to G League teams.
Expected minutes per gamePLAYER RATINGExp. min. per gamePLAYER RATING
PlayerPGSGSFPFCTOTALvs. full strength (today)vs. full strength (today)Off. +/-Def. +/-
Nikola JokicN. Jokic00063238+4
+4.4
+2.3
Jamal MurrayJ. Murray261000036+3
+1.9
+0.5
Gary HarrisG. Harris015180033+2
-0.7
+0.9
Paul MillsapP. Millsap00027027+1
+0.2
+3.0
Will BartonW. Barton612120030SAME
+0.5
+1.0
Jerami GrantJ. Grant0048012-3
-1.8
-0.2
Torrey CraigT. Craig00120012-1
-1.1
+0.1
Malik BeasleyM. Beasley01120013-1
-0.4
-1.2
Monte MorrisM. Morris16000016+1
-0.1
+0.2
Mason PlumleeM. Plumlee00071118SAME
-1.8
+1.5
Michael Porter Jr.M. Porter Jr.000000SAME
-2.4
-0.9
Juancho HernangomezJ. Hernangomez000000-3
-1.2
+0.1
Jarred VanderbiltJ. Vanderbilt000000-2
-2.2
+0.8
Vlatko CancarV. Cancar000000SAME
-1.0
+0.7
Bol BolB. Bol000055-1
-2.6
-0.3
PJ DozierP. Dozier000000SAME
-0.4
0.0
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.
+2.7
+4.8
Points per gameWe combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 97.2 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 — 97.2 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
108-101
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.
59
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.
1687
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.
1686
Rosters may include players currently assigned to G League teams.

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Full-strength rotation
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