Note: This column has been updated to account for Kemba Walker injury news and the John Wall-Russell Westbrook trade.
Which teams are best positioned to threaten the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers as we head into a season unlike any in NBA history?
After a whirlwind offseason that saw massive trades, free agency and the NBA draft take place within a week's span, rosters are mostly settled with opening night just three weeks away. Now it's time to take stock of how teams project for the 2020-21 season.
Over the five seasons we've been publishing RPM projections, they've outperformed Las Vegas over/under win totals.
What do RPM projections tell us about the upcoming campaign? Let's take a look.