NBA regular-season grades
|NBA Regular-Season Grades|
|The most important regular-season grades in the NBA are obviously the standings that determine playoff berths and seedings. But it is also interesting, and hopefully revealing, to consider other aspects of a team's performance when judging its success.
Beyond wins and losses, there were a few criteria I used to come up with my subjective grades. How well did teams withstand injuries and other adversity? How much did they capture the passion and imagination of their fans? How did they perform relative to general preseason expectations? How well did they achieve their own goals for the regular season, be it positioning themselves for a title run or slowly building for the future?
With those questions as a reference point, let's get into the analysis.
(All stats and records are through April 11.)