Looking back at the Boston Celtics' roller coaster 41-40 season, and subsequent first-round playoff loss, this squad has very little to embrace. Now comes the difficult task of giving final regular season and playoff grades to the starters behind this underwhelming year.
The Celtics, who finished the season without a point guard, barely sneaked into the playoffs in a weak eastern conference, finishing at the seventh seed. They looked disjointed and disorganized, and nearly got swept by the New York Knicks before at least making it respectable by pushing the opening-round series to six games.
But this year cannot be defined a complete disaster. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett had stretches of brilliance, especially in the face of adversity (a.k.a. Rajon Rondo's injury).
Speaking of Rondo, the floor veteran led the nation in assists per game. And Jared Sullinger's rookie campaign stood out as one of the most impressive parts of the Celtics' year.
So who stood at the top of the class, so to speak, performance-wise? Here are the final regular season and postseason grades for each Boston Celtics starter in 2012-13. Only players who started five games or more will be critiqued.
All statistics from NBA.com/stats, ESPN.com and Basketball-Reference.com.