Power Rankings: Best, worst cases for all 30 teams — and where each could stumble

Can the Golden State Warriors get back into the club? How many successes will LeBron James add to the Los Angeles Lakers’ tally? And where would they stumble?
We are projecting all 30 teams’ finest – and worst-case situations and where every could hit bumps in the road throughout the 2018-19 season.
Our board — a set of more than 40 reporters, insiders and editors — will be awaiting this year with a new variant of NBA Power Rankings. Voters were asked to pick the better team going into this season in a series of head-to-head matchups featuring tens of thousands of votes.
Notice: Our best-case/worst-case scenarios and month-by-month win percentages were created using ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. For best-case/worst-case situations, we used outcomes that had a 3 percent or higher prospect of happening, based on BPI projections of this 2018-19 season.

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