Editor's note: These projections have been updated following the news of DeMarcus Cousins' ACL injury.
How might a wide-open 2019-20 NBA regular season play out?
With free agency largely wrapped up and most rosters nearing completion, it's time to look ahead to the upcoming NBA campaign with the help of our projections based on ESPN's real plus-minus (RPM). This is our fourth season using RPM for projections, which have correctly picked teams' preseason lines 57.5% of the time in that span.
While the beauty of sports is the impossibility of predicting everything that will unfold, RPM projections have offered a better starting point for expectations about the season to come. So, after answering a few key questions about them, let's take a look at what RPM forecasts for 2019-20.