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UPDATED Jan. 19, 2020, at 7:49 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 Houston Rockets have a >99% chance of making the playoffs and a 7% 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. +/-
James HardenJ. Harden52570037SAME
+9.1
+1.3
Russell WestbrookR. Westbrook35100036SAME
+2.1
-0.4
PJ TuckerP. Tucker001021334SAME
-1.5
+2.0
Clint CapelaC. Capela00003333SAME
+0.4
+3.4
Eric GordonE. Gordon52220029+6
+0.4
-2.7
Danuel House Jr.D. House Jr.00123024+4
-0.1
0.0
Ben McLemoreB. McLemore01504019+4
+1.1
-1.7
Austin RiversA. Rivers051006-9
-0.2
-1.7
Gerald GreenG. Green000000-15
0.0
-1.8
Thabo SefoloshaT. Sefolosha007007+4
-1.7
+1.3
Tyson ChandlerT. Chandler00001010+3
-3.7
+0.5
Chris ClemonsC. Clemons300003+1
-1.1
-1.7
NeneN. Nene000000SAME
-2.6
+1.9
Isaiah HartensteinI. Hartenstein000022+2
-1.0
+0.9
Michael FrazierM. Frazier000000SAME
-1.5
-1.1
William HowardW. Howard000000SAME
-3.9
-0.2
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.
+5.8
+1.7
Points per gameWe combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 104 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 — 104 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
119-111
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.
60
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.
1696
Rosters may include players currently assigned to G League teams.
Expected minutes per gamePLAYER RATINGPLAYER RATING
PlayerPGSGSFPFCTOTALExp. min. per gameOff. +/-Def. +/-
James HardenJ. Harden62830037
+9.1
+1.3
Russell WestbrookR. Westbrook36000036
+2.1
-0.4
PJ TuckerP. Tucker00521834
-1.5
+2.0
Clint CapelaC. Capela00003333
+0.4
+3.4
Eric GordonE. Gordon04190023
+0.4
-2.7
Danuel House Jr.D. House Jr.00218020
-0.1
0.0
Ben McLemoreB. McLemore0708015
+1.1
-1.7
Austin RiversA. Rivers4920015
-0.2
-1.7
Gerald GreenG. Green00150015
0.0
-1.8
Thabo SefoloshaT. Sefolosha002103
-1.7
+1.3
Tyson ChandlerT. Chandler000077
-3.7
+0.5
Chris ClemonsC. Clemons200002
-1.1
-1.7
NeneN. Nene000000
-2.6
+1.9
Isaiah HartensteinI. Hartenstein000000
-1.0
+0.9
Michael FrazierM. Frazier000000
-1.5
-1.1
William HowardW. Howard000000
-3.9
-0.2
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.
+6.0
+1.3
Points per gameWe combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 103.9 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 — 103.9 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
119-111
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.
1690
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. +/-
James HardenJ. Harden127120040+3
+8.8
+1.4
Russell WestbrookR. Westbrook35300038+2
+1.9
-0.6
PJ TuckerP. Tucker00627235+1
-0.9
+2.1
Clint CapelaC. Capela00003737+4
+0.4
+3.4
Eric GordonE. Gordon210160028+5
0.0
-2.9
Danuel House Jr.D. House Jr.00620026+6
-0.1
0.0
Ben McLemoreB. McLemore070108-7
+1.2
-1.7
Austin RiversA. Rivers10000010-5
-0.1
-1.8
Gerald GreenG. Green018009-6
0.0
-1.8
Thabo SefoloshaT. Sefolosha000000-3
-1.7
+1.3
Tyson ChandlerT. Chandler000077SAME
-3.8
+0.5
Chris ClemonsC. Clemons000000-2
-1.1
-1.7
NeneN. Nene000011+1
-2.5
+1.9
Isaiah HartensteinI. Hartenstein000011+1
-1.0
+0.9
Michael FrazierM. Frazier000000SAME
-1.3
-1.1
William HowardW. Howard000000SAME
-3.8
-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.
+7.2
+2.1
Points per gameWe combine the team’s efficiency with its pace — 100.5 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 — 100.5 possessions per game — to project the score of a game against an average NBA team.
116-107
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.
62
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.
1720
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.
1728
Rosters may include players currently assigned to G League teams.

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