The Los Angeles Clippers made history during the 2013-14 NBA regular season by notching 57 wins to set a franchise record for victories. The players made it happen by taking pride in their roles and earning respect in a competitive Western Conference.
Because the Clippers have earned a coveted No. 3 seed and among the league's best, the players deserve to be graded on a curve of sorts.
Beyond advanced metrics, the Clippers simply did their jobs well.
When handing out grades, this was the primary criteria for evaluation. Numbers don't tell the whole story, and a player's success in this regard depends on the expectations within the framework of the team dynamic.
Let's take a look at how each individual fared this season with that in mind.