A quick note on the grading process: It's an inexact science, to be sure. Ultimately, it was my goal to grade the player based on production (compared to expectations based on that player's role within the team and his salary). I think the rash of B+'s speak to the fact that a lot of these guys were up and down and it sorta balanced out there (more good than bad, in most cases). There's no curve or anything like that: We were not trying to end up with X amount of A's, B's, C's, etc. It's just that individual player versus expectations. If you look at the midseason report card, the Big Four were up in the A range, but Boston as a team was excelling at that point. Like their grades, the team came back to Earth after midseason.
During the month of June, we'll turn our attention to the NBA Draft and try to start identifying players that the Celtics might target with the Nos. 25 and 55 picks.