The Boston Celtics' lone participants in All-Star weekend are Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk, both taking part in the Rising Stars Challenge.
This should come as little surprise for a team that is 19-35 at the break. As an overall team, the Celtics have to earn a pretty poor grade for being 16 games under .500. However, everything is viewed through a particular lens, and Boston is being graded on a rebuilding scale.
With expectations different, the method of evaluation is also different. What we can learn from grades at this point will help explain what will or will not happen at the trade deadline and beyond.
Let's hit the Bleacher Report classroom and hope nobody has to retake any tests.