MarJon Beauchamp: B-
Beauchamp is tough to grade, and here’s why. While he did appear in 52 regular-season games, he failed to see consistent minutes for the majority of the season and missed playing in the playoffs altogether.
He scored double-digit points in the final two regular season games, though he was inefficient from the field. He showed promise as a jump shooter but showed even more with an athletic bounce to his step.
There have been flashes of greatness, but shooting under 40 percent from the field doesn’t warrant a higher grade than a B-.
If he saw consistent playing time, I could see this being a higher grade, but a B- seems appropriate for his brief stints of scoring potential.
Jae Crowder: C
Crowder shot the three-ball well in the games he played. However, a C is all I can give for his refusal to play for much of the season and his horrid use of limited playoff minutes.
Crowder played in regular-season18 games after being traded to Milwaukee and seemed to be a perfect fit for the team.
And while he did shoot upwards of 43 percent from behind the arc in the season, it didn’t seem nearly enough to match the anticipation of him finally stepping on the court.
Crowder also missed all six of his three-point attempts through the first-round playoff series.
I have to give Crowder a C for being an “instant impact” player on both ends of the court, but the lack of production gave little validation for Crowder getting higher minutes.