The Philadelphia 76ers have finally begun to cool off, but it doesn't mean they don't have players who are playing great basketball.
In fact, the team's hot start has given many of its players the opportunity to shine.
Almost everybody has taken advantage of it.
Remember, the Sixers were a team who multiple people projected finishing as the NBA's worst team. Some even thought they had the potential of finishing with the league's all-time worst record. Philly has proved that youth and an uptempo strategy can go a long way.
Before we jump into the grades, though, let's take a look at the grading system:
- A: An "A" represents outstanding play. The player isn't only playing great basketball, but he is also overachieving and doing more than people expected him to do. This grade is given to a player at the top of his game.
- B: Securing a "B" grade means that the guy is playing well. Sure, he might not be doing everything perfectly, but he's still competing at a high level. This grade is given to a player who's doing slightly better than how people projected him to do.
- C: Grabbing a "C" means they're right where we thought they'd be. An equal mixture of positive and negative play will warrant this grade. It's the definition of average.
- D: If someone gets a "D", then people expected more out of him. There is such a thing as a bad day, but securing this grade means that it's become a trend. You definitely want to stay out of this spot.
- F: Most people know of this grade as an "F", but I like to think of it as a "Kwame Brown." All jokes aside, this grade is reserved for the worst of the worst. It's difficult to fall down to here, but consistently awful play is definitely a good start.
With that said, let's take a look at the initial report cards of the Philadelphia 76ers key players.
All statistics in this article are accurate as of games played through Nov. 28.