NBA TSP

Here is Corner Three’s NBA TSP (Team Strength Prediction) ranking for 2018-2019. The first of its kind, it takes into account key offensive and defensive indicators that correlate strongly to points scored and points prevented,  as well as player quality, then creates a strength prediction normalized to a projected number of wins, all based on years of data.

Rank Team Wins Losses TSP
1 Golden State Warriors 41 16 66.3
2 Milwaukee Bucks 43 14 61.5
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 37 20 56.3
4 Boston Celtics 37 21 54.2
5 Toronto Raptors 43 16 54.2
6 Houston Rockets 33 24 51.5
7 Denver Nuggets 39 18 49.7
8 Philadelphia 76ers 37 21 49.4
9 New Orleans Pelicans 26 33 48.9
10 Portland Trail Blazers 34 23 47.5
11 Indiana Pacers 38 20 45.2
12 Utah Jazz 32 25 44.5
13 San Antonio Spurs 33 26 43.7
14 Los Angeles Clippers 32 27 42.9
15 Dallas Mavericks 26 31 40.1
16 Minnesota Timberwolves 27 30 39.2
17 Detroit Pistons 26 30 38.4
18 Sacramento Kings 30 27 38.1
19 Charlotte Hornets 27 30 37.9
20 Orlando Magic 27 32 37.4
21 Los Angeles Lakers 28 29 36.2
22 Brooklyn Nets 30 29 35.9
23 Memphis Grizzlies 23 36 35.3
24 Miami Heat 26 30 35.0
25 Washington Wizards 24 34 33.7
26 Atlanta Hawks 19 39 24.4
27 Chicago Bulls 14 44 22.9
28 New York Knicks 11 47 21.4
29 Phoenix Suns 11 48 19.3
30 Cleveland Cavaliers 12 46 19.0