Can the Golden State Warriors return to the 70-win club? Successes will LeBron James add to the Los Angeles Lakers’ tally? And where would they stumble? We’re projecting all 30 teams’ best- and – worst-case scenarios and where every could hit bumps in the street during the 2018-19 season. Our panel — a set of more than 40 reporters, insiders and editors — is looking ahead to this season with a new edition of NBA Power Rankings. Voters were asked to decide on the better team going into this year in a run of head-to-head matchups comprising thousands of votes. Notice: Our best-case/worst-case scenarios and month-by-month win proportions were made using ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. For best-case/worst-case situations, we used outcomes that had a 3 percent or higher chance of happening, based on BPI projections of the 2018-19 season. Read more here: