We're almost exactly a month away from the conclusion of the 2012-13 NBA regular season. That comes as bittersweet news for us hoop-heads who'd otherwise struggle to extricate ourselves from League Pass.
As for the players? That depends. Those who yearn for top-shelf competition but are stuck on lottery-bound teams will have to slough their way into a long summer of workouts, pickup games and the occasional bit of rest and relaxation.
Tough life, I know.
For most, though, it seems reasonable to suggest that the end of the regular season can't come soon enough. Those on losing squads will see their misery ended, while those fortunate enough to play in the postseason will no longer have to "waste" their efforts in games that don't bring them any closer to the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
Just because the games themselves are slowly being drained of their significance—as much by tanking at the bottom as by streaking at the top—doesn't mean we won't be watching, judging and grading accordingly.
Before the campaign's last "Great Divide" commences, let's have a look back at how all 30 teams have graded out through the first four-and-a-half months.