NBArank: Predicting the best players this season

Al-Farouq Aminu

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Portland Trail Blazers | F
Status: NR
2018-19 projected RPM wins: 3.4
Aminu will appear to build on a solid showing at the first round of last year’s NBA playoffs. 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 last four games. — Jose De Leon
Evan Fournier
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Orlando Magic | G
Previous status: NR
Projected RPM wins: 3.0
Fournier had an extremely productive and efficient start to last year, scoring 20 or more points in nine of his first 11 games en route to averaging 20.5 points per game on 51 percent shooting over this stretch. He did not keep up the same creation 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 Pictures Minnesota Timberwolves | G
Rank: 73
Projected RPM wins: 1.2
Teague did a fantastic job of finding teammates in Minnesota last year off the driveway. According to NBA stats, he had 125 assists off drives, which had been good for fifth in the NBA. — De Leon

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