With teams gearing up for the final stretch of the 2013-14 NBA season, we've gained a pretty solid handle on the fates of most squads.
The elites have risen to the top of the standings in their respective conferences, and the bottom-feeding squads have been fully exposed as the talent-devoid teams they've been all along. The fringe elites and postseason sleepers have fallen into place as well.
Of course, there are a few things left up in the air.
Who ends up in the final spot of the Western Conference playoffs is anyone's guess, as is whether the New York Knicks will be able to surpass the Atlanta Hawks by the end of the year. What fun would the stretch run be without a little drama?
At this stage, it's time to get those red pens out once more.
Remembering that we're evaluating these teams on a moving scale, one that takes expectations into account, let's figure out which teams pass the 2013-14 season with flying colors and which squads—if any—earn failing grades.
Note: All stats, unless otherwise indicated, come from Basketball-Reference and are current as of March 22.