Garbage Time in the NBA is upon us!
Actually, I'm not sure why anyone would be excited about that—aside from scrubs and journeymen, of course.
The final weeks of the regular season are usually rife with superstar DNPs and terrible teams attempting to tank behind only the thinnest of veils. Those at the top, like the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, have all but secured prime real estate for the playoffs, while those at the bottom, like the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Charlotte Bobcats, have little (if anything) to gain from winning games at this point.
All of which is bound to skew our season-long grades from here on out. Of course, there are still plenty of intriguing races for playoff positioning to keep the bulk of the league engaged and motivated to keep the Association's regular-season product up to par.
And, for all you folks at home, this week's report card grades should keep you busy for at least the next few minutes.