Updated Monday May. 17

2021 NBA Team Win Projections

NBA team win projections tracked from the preseason to current day.

TEAM GURU
RANK
PRESEASON
PROJECTION
CURRENT
PROJECTION
CHANGE
1
JazzUTAH52-20
1st 41.3 52.0
+ 10.7
2
SunsPHX51-21
6th 38.9 51.0
+ 12.1
3
76ersPHI49-23
2nd 43.4 49.0
+ 5.6
4
NetsBKN48-24
5th 44.1 48.0
+ 3.9
5
PelicansNO47-25
19th 36.3 47.0
+ 10.7
6
NuggetsDEN47-25
8th 43.1 47.0
+ 3.9
7
ClippersLAC47-25
3rd 45.7 47.0
+ 1.3
8
BucksMIL46-26
4th 49.0 46.0
- 3
9
Trail BlazersPOR42-30
10th 38.8 42.0
+ 3.2
10
MavericksDAL42-30
9th 42.4 42.0
- 0.4
11
LakersLAL42-30
7th 49.7 42.0
- 7.7
12
KnicksNY41-31
15th 23.0 41.0
+ 18
13
HawksATL41-31
11th 35.2 41.0
+ 5.8
14
HeatMIA40-32
12th 41.3 40.0
- 1.3
15
WarriorsGS39-33
13th 36.5 39.0
+ 2.5
16
GrizzliesMEM38-34
16th 33.0 38.0
+ 5
17
CelticsBOS36-36
14th 44.1 36.0
- 8.1
18
WizardsWSH34-38
21st 28.5 34.0
+ 5.5
19
PacersIND34-38
18th 37.7 34.0
- 3.7
20
HornetsCHA33-39
22nd 25.1 33.0
+ 7.9
21
SpursSA33-39
20th 31.9 33.0
+ 1.1
22
BullsCHI31-41
23rd 25.9 31.0
+ 5.1
23
KingsSAC31-41
24th 31.3 31.0
- 0.3
24
RaptorsTOR27-45
17th 42.7 27.0
- 15.7
25
TimberwolvesMIN23-49
25th 30.7 23.0
- 7.7
26
CavaliersCLE22-50
28th 21.0 22.0
+ 1
27
ThunderOKC22-50
29th 26.8 22.0
- 4.8
28
MagicORL21-51
30th 32.7 21.0
- 11.7
29
PistonsDET20-52
26th 22.3 20.0
- 2.3
30
RocketsHOU17-55
27th 37.9 17.0
- 20.9

How We Calculate: Our NBA win projections are calculated by averaging predictions from FiveThirtyEight, numberFire, Team Rankings and ESPN. The table above shows the preseason and current win projections for each team. The change in these two predictions is also shown.