The first half of the NBA season is over — how did your favorite team grade out?
29 of the 30 teams in the NBA have played at least 41 games, and that means we are at the halfway point of the 2014-2015 season in the association. As usual, there have been surprises and disappointments across the league, but for the most part, the basketball has been coming at us with consistent excellence, and the NBA is firing on all cylinders.
In that vein, we will be handing out “first half” grades to each and every outfit in this space. It is important to weigh preseason expectations as a method of evaluating context, and fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your viewpoint) for me, there is published evidence of where I believed each team would end up at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 campaign. The worst team in the league is not guaranteed to garner the worst grade, and even teams that have dominated their respective schedules aren’t necessarily a lock for top-flight marks.
Let’s unveil this season’s report card, and for the benefit of ease, the teams are listed in alphabetical order.