NBArank: Predicting the best players this season


Al-Farouq Aminu

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Portland Trail Blazers | F
Previous rank: NR
2018-19 projected RPM wins: 3.4
Aminu will appear to build on a solid showing at last year’s NBA playoffs’ first round. After finishing with seven points in Game 1 from the New Orleans Pelicans, he averaged 20.7 points on 53 percent shooting and 9.7 rebounds over the final four matches. — Jose De Leon
Evan Fournier
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Orlando Magic | G
Previous rank: NR
Projected RPM wins: 3.0
Fournier had an extremely productive and effective start to last season, scoring at least 20 points in nine of the first 11 games en route to averaging 20.5 points per game on 51 percent shooting over that stretch. He didn’t quite keep up the exact same production the rest of the season, as he reached the 20-point mark in just 13 of the final 46 games playedwith. — De Leon
Jeff Teague
NBAE/Getty Images Minnesota Timberwolves | G
Previous rank: 73
Projected RPM wins: 1.2
Teague did a fantastic job of finding teammates off the drive last season. In accordance with NBA advanced stats, he’d 125 aids off drives, which was good for fifth. — De Leon

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