In the ongoing search for truth—and a more coherent discussion of how teams around the NBA are faring—I've decided to make some changes to the way I lay out these grades since we last convened. No longer will I attempt to simultaneously grade and rank all 30 teams in the same sitting.
After all, isn't the latter what power rankings are for?
Instead, I've decided to hand out marks to kick off March—the final full calendar month of the 2012-13 campaign. To give you a general sense of how each team has fared overall this season, I've included each team's offensive and defensive efficiency stats and rankings as of March 1 (via NBA.com's stats database), with the numbers corresponding to points scored and allowed per 100 possessions.
As far as the order is concerned, I simply listed each squad from lowest winning percentage to highest.
So, please, if you disagree with the grades I've assigned, feel free to express yourself in the comments below. But if you have a bone to pick about where and how I "ranked" one team or another, check the standings as they were at the start of the day on March 1 and you'll understand why they are as they are.
Now that we've gotten all that administrative "mumbo jumbo" out of the way, here's a look at the pertinent grades for all 30 teams after February.