Making Sense Of The D-League Usage Grades
Back on Aug 17, 2010 Arsenalist wrote an article entitled "The Raptors use of the D-League"
DLeagueDigest.com put up yesterday on their website an article entitled "Making Sense of the D-League Usage Grades"
Here are their grades
Houston Rockets: 4.00 GPA
San Antonio Spurs: 3.92 GPA
Oklahoma City Thunder: 3.75 GPA
Golden State Warriors: 3.59 GPA
Utah Jazz: 3.34 GPA
Passing, Room for Improvement
Boston Celtics: 2.84 GPA
Cleveland Cavaliers: 2.78 GPA
On the Right Track
Dallas Mavericks: 2.54 GPA
Just Getting By
Miami Heat: 2.33 GPA
Mempis Grizzlies: 2.11 GPA
Charlotte Bobcats: 2.08 GPA
Los Angeles Lakers: 2.00 GPA
Phoenix Suns: 1.92 GPA
Toronto Raptors: 1.83 GPA
Chicago Bulls: 1.78 GPA
New York Knicks: 1.58 GPA
Should Consider a Tutor
Washington Wizards: 1.46 GPA
Minnesota Timberwolves: 1.44 GPA
Detroit Pistons: 1.37 GPA
Sacramento Kings: 1.33 GPA
Milwaukee Bucks 1.17 GPA
See Me After Class
Atlanta Hawks: 0.92 GPA
Denver Nuggets: 0.92 GPA
Portland Trail Blazers: 0.89 GPA
Los Angeles Clippers: 0.83 GPA
New Jersey Nets: 0.63 GPA
Philadelphia 76ers: 0.63 GPA
Failing, but with Signs of Improvement
New Orleans Hornets: 0.50 GPA
Failing, Not Even an E for Effort
Indiana Pacers 1.33/0.25 GPA
Orlando Magic: 0.00 GPA
To read the complete article you can go to the link in the second paragraph of this post.
For some information on how the grades were computed - Did Arse contribute to the D-League Digest article above?
The link for the entire article links to a Clippers Blog:):)
TrueHoop Network blogger Matt Hubert of DLeagueDigest.com has compiled a great look at all the 30 NBA teams and their usage of the D-league.
Matt used a grading system that Iíll let him explain here:
I wanted this to be a comprehensive effort, so rather than just offering my take on the teams, I reached out to the excellent bloggers of the TrueHoop Network, asking each team blogger to grade their teamís usage of the D-League (25 of them complied by giving a grade). I also got grades of all 30 teams from Matt Moore, who covers the D-League for AOL Fanhouse, and a combined grade from Scott Schroeder and Jon L. of Ridiculous Upside.
Bloggers were asked to consider quantity and quality of each teamís assignments and call-ups, ownership and communication with the D-League affiliate, and any other factors that contribute to effective usage of the D-League. For each team, I took the THN bloggerís grade, Matt Mooreís grade, RUís grade, and my grade, and found the average to calculate a final GPA. For the purposes of these posts, the grading scale breaks down as follows: