Posted Date: April 16, 2014

Regular-season grades for all 30 teams

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J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith and the Knicks failed to make the playoffs one year after a 54-win season. (Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images)

The end of the 2013-14 season is upon us. How has your favorite team fared? Below are grades for all 30 teams.

Note: Grades are primarily determined by performance relative to preseason expectations. They also take into account health-related issues, signings and trades made during the season and the impact of major offseason moves. Significant injuries to star players, especially those with multiyear implications, will be reflected in the grade and detailed in the accompanying explanations.

I handed out midseason grades in January. Those grades are included for reference.

(All stats and records are through April 15.)

’13-14 REVIEW: Award picks | Offbeat awards | FloppiesTop game-winners | Top dunks

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Posted Date: April 16, 2014

What to watch: NBA regular-season finale

2014 NBA playoffs
Dirk Nowitzki, Marc Gasol

The Mavericks and Grizzlies will square off for the West’s No. 7 seed tonight. (McClatchy-Tribune/Getty Images)

It’s the last day of the NBA regular season, but there’s still plenty to be decided before the playoffs. While the postseason’s 16-team field is already locked into place, seven of Wednesday night’s 15 games have playoff seeding implications. In fact, Pacers-Hawks and Blazers-Rockets are the only one first-round matchups set in stone.

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Posted Date: April 16, 2014

SI.com’s 2013-14 NBA awards: Durant unanimously voted Most Valuable Player

2014 NBA Awards, Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year
Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant led the NBA in scoring (31.9 ppg) for the fourth time in five years.  (Greg Nelson/SI)

With the 2013-14 season coming to a close, SI.com’s NBA writers reveal their picks for the league’s top performers. And for those curious, here are our midseason awards and preseason predictions. (All stats are through April 15.)

MORE: Current projected playoff matchups | SI.com’s alternative end-of-season awards

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Posted Date: April 15, 2014

Carmelo Anthony has small labrum tear, will miss Knicks’ two remaining games

Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony has a torn labrum, but will not require surgery. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images)

In an instance of adding injury to insult, the New York Knicks announced Tuesday that Carmelo Anthony has a slight labrum tear in his right shoulder and will miss the team’s two remaining games.

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Posted Date: April 15, 2014

Video: Damian Lillard doesn’t want to end up ringless…like Chris Webber and Karl Malone

Chris Webber, Damian Lillard, Karl Malone

You’re better than that, Damian Lillard. Everyone knows that the NBA title is among the few subjects squarely out of bounds when stopping by Karl Malone’s place for a game and a burger. House rules are house rules, even for All-Star guards headlining their own commercials fresh off signing an enormous endorsement deal.