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UPDATED Oct. 19, 2021, at 2:53 PM

Build An NBA Contender With Our Roster-Shuffling Machine

Move players around and make “trades” to change FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions.

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How would adding a superstar change your favorite team’s title chances? Could a specific role player be the missing piece for a certain squad? Use this team-building tool to tinker with a roster by “trading” and dropping players — with as many teams as you want, free of salary cap constraints — and watch teams move around in our RAPTOR-based playoff predictions.

How would adding a superstar change your favorite team’s chances of winning it all? Could a specific role player be the missing piece for a certain squad? Use this team-building tool to tinker with a roster by adding and dropping players — for as many teams as you want, free of salary cap constraints — and watch the team’s RAPTOR-based playoff predictions move around. Team projections are influenced by how many minutes we think each player should play, and what share of those minutes they’ll miss due to injury. You can also simulate a full season without any injuries to see how your moves would have affected the league if they had been in place from the start.

How could player moves reshuffle the NBA’s tiers?
Projected records and playoff odds, based on RAPTOR player ratings and expected minutes, will update when a roster is adjusted.
Build your team, using RAPTOR
Team ratings are calculated based on individual RAPTOR plus-minus projections and expected minutes.
Simulate full season:
Run our model from the start of the season without adjustments for injuries
Advanced mode:
Reallocate a player’s minutes by changing his role on his team
Injuries
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Icons indicate the approximate share of a player’s expected minutes he’ll miss
Choose a team
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Choose a trading partner
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Summary of Your Trades
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