As noted by DepressedFan.com commenter Tray, the Sixers received an F on NBA.com’s offseason report card. Frontcourt and Coaching get a C, Defense gets a D, and Backcourt and Bench both get a big fat F. Add it up and they are the NBA’s only team to record a failing grade.
For what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure the grades are based on expectations for the upcoming season, not offseason transactions. The lottery-bound Bobcats, Kings, Suns, Magic, and Jazz were all in the D-range while the Los Angeles Lakers earned a C, despite replacing Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace with Chris Kaman, Nick Young, and Wesley Johnson. And the Knicks somehow got a B, even though their big prize this offseason was Andrea Bargnani.
Still, an F seems harsh regardless of the grading rubric. This one stings. Kind of like those clear jelly fish.