Despite missing out on the playoffs in the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns finished their Cinderella season with 48 wins—23 more than they won in 2012-13 and dozens more than most thought they win this year.
Most players on the roster exceeded expectations. And as a result, it should hardly be surprising to find that many of the players on this list received fantastic evaluations.
Before getting into the assessments, here's the criteria. Grades were only given to players currently on the roster, and each player had to appear in at least three games with the team to qualify.
As always, each player is graded based on his actual performance compared to what the original expectations of him were at the start of the season. The player's entire body of work will be considered (in this case the 2013-14 season), but recent play will be a factor as well.
And now, before heading into the offseason, let's get to the grades.
All stats courtesy of basketball-reference.com.