NBArank: Predicting the best players this season

Al-Farouq Aminu

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Portland Trail Blazers | F
Rank: NR
2018-19 projected RPM wins: 3.4
Aminu will look to build on a strong showing in last season’s NBA playoffs’ first round. After finishing with seven points in Game 1 against 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 a very productive and efficient 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 keep up the same production the remainder 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
Rank: 73
Projected RPM wins: 1.2
Teague did a fantastic job of locating teammates off the driveway last year in Minnesota. According to NBA stats, he’d 125 aids off drives, which had been good for fifth in the NBA. — De Leon

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