Boston Celtics’ Midterm Report Card: What Is Paul Pierce’s Grade This Season?

January 7th, 2011 by Luis Batlle Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics are atop the Eastern Conference as the season is nearly halfway over. Their 27-7 start through 34 games this season is two games better than last season, despite numerous injuries and lineup changes that the team has had to endure to this point.

Yet, injuries have also been positive for the C's, allowing bench players like Nate Robinson, Glen Davis, and Daniels to play more minutes and gain experience before the playoffs.

In his years with Boston, Doc Rivers has been an advocate in depth and developing the bench, which is precisely what the circumstances have allowed for.

The Celtics have been playing sound basketball as they approach the midway point of the season. Sweeping the hyped up Miami Heat, beating the NBA best San Antonio Spurs, and winning 14 games straight in December was not a bad way to start.

With the second half of the season left to play, health and bench production will continue to be the emphasis for Rivers and company.

Here are the letter grades that each Celtic has earned so far and why.

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