When grading the Boston Celtics individually this season, there must be some sort of curve. They simply are not put together to compete in the NBA right now, and that will obviously weigh on individual performances and grades.
However, we can still learn much from this process. Evaluation in this situation has more to do with individual development, as well as a few small groupings of players.
The team is also still largely in a state of flux, with minutes being jostled around due to trades and injuries. Boston has had 11 different players start a game this season, while 18 players overall have suited up for the franchise since opening night.
That makes it tough to arrive at grades for a bunch of current Celtics. Whatever the sample size may be, Boston can extrapolate and learn from midseason grades.
Let's hit the Bleacher Report classroom.