1. Have the Chicago Bulls Lost Ground to Their Elite Eastern Conference Foes?

    The dust of the offseason signings has settled, and for the most part, teams know who they’re going to be during the 2015-16 season...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 25,788 reads 115 comments

  2. How K.J. McDaniels Can Get Noticed by the Houston Rockets in 2015-16

    On July 19, the same day the Houston Rockets traded for point guard Ty Lawson , they also agreed to re-sign the highlight machine known as K.J. McDaniels to a three-year, $10 million contract, solidifying their already deep bench...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 16,369 reads 110 comments

  3. Are Houston Rockets Ready for the Even-Better Western Conference?

    The good news for the Houston Rockets is they got better in the offseason. The bad news is their rivals did too...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 54,017 reads 355 comments

  4. Offseason Trade Ideas for Chicago Bulls to Round out Their Roster

    In terms of roster movement, the Chicago Bulls experienced what is best described as a stable offseason. Other than the addition of Bobby Portis, the No. 22 pick in the draft, they have the same players they did last year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 47,586 reads 192 comments

  5. Breaking Down How the James Harden-Ty Lawson Pairing Will Work for Rockets

    Ty Lawson is heading to the Houston Rockets , and James Harden has to be happy with it. The pairing of Lawson and Harden should push the Rockets back up to contender status, ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 29,146 reads 125 comments

  6. The Kobe Bryant Conundrum: NBA Salary Cap Can Be No-Win for Aging Superstars

    The NBA has a soft cap, and that produces something I call the “Kobe Bryant Conundrum” or KBC. That’s what happens when a team’s two inherent goals come into conflict...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 34,820 reads 109 comments

  7. NBA's Central Division Is Ready to Rule as Basketball's Toughest

    The entire Eastern Conference might not be catching up to the West yet, but at least the Central Division is. In fact, that could very well be the toughest competition in the NBA next season...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 120,403 reads 616 comments

  8. How Montrezl Harrell Can Become Houston Rockets' Next Secret Success Story

    Montrezl Harrell, the Houston Rockets ' second-round pick taken 32nd in this year’s draft, might not be the league’s next superstar. He might not even see much time with the mothership this year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 21,452 reads 143 comments

  9. Point Guard Concerns Remain Without Sergio Llull on Horizon for Houston Rockets

    With the offseason winding down, the Houston Rockets have made no significant changes to their roster, and that includes where they needed to make one the most: at point guard...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 24,656 reads 212 comments

  10. Will Another Quiet Offseason Pay off for Houston Rockets?

    Did you hear the one about the Houston Rockets ' offseason? What? The Rockets had an offseason ? General manager Daryl Morey has consistently made a big splash every summer...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 21,444 reads 149 comments

  11. Best 2015 NBA Free-Agency Landing Spots for Houston Rockets' Josh Smith

    Josh Smith is a free agent. He’s coming off a turbulent season in which he was first waived by the Detroit Pistons , then picked up by the Houston Rockets , with whom he rejuvenated his career...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 116,215 reads 195 comments

  12. Will NY Knicks or LA Lakers Make It Back to the NBA Playoffs First?

    Long heralded as two of the NBA ’s marquee franchises, the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers were two of the worst teams in the Association last season...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 110,274 reads 429 comments

  13. New Coach and Contract, Same Importance for Chicago Bulls' Mike Dunleavy

    Mike Dunleavy Jr. chose to stay with the Chicago Bulls , agreeing to a three-year pact for $14.4 million...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 3,651 reads 8 comments

  14. Trade Ideas for Houston Rockets Forward Terrence Jones

    By drafting Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell, the Houston Rockets added two more forwards to an already crowded frontcourt. This is only serving to increase the chatter that Terrence Jones is on the trading block...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 41,679 reads 202 comments

  15. Realistic Expectations for Sam Dekker's Rookie Season with the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets drafted Sam Dekker with their first-round pick in a somewhat—but not entirely—surprising selection. The Wisconsin small forward fell in the draft, and the Rockets were happy to sweep him up...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 23,104 reads 109 comments

  16. What Should Chicago Bulls Do Next After the 2015 NBA Draft?

    The Chicago Bulls drafted Arkansas power forward Bobby Portis in the 2015 NBA draft. What does that mean for the rest of the Bulls and how the front office of Gar Forman ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 29,260 reads 170 comments

  17. Houston Rockets Rumors: Buying or Selling Gossip Ahead of 2015 NBA Draft

    As we approach the NBA draft, rumors abound for the Houston Rockets , as they do for every team. Also, with every team and every offseason, you can't believe everything you hear...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 9,451 reads 22 comments

  18. 10 Greatest Individual Accomplishments from the 2014-15 NBA Season

    The 2014-15 NBA season is over, but it was an amazing year in terms of both team and individual accomplishments...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 34,493 reads 165 comments

  19. Don't Look Now: Minnesota Timberwolves Are Poised as NBA's Next Breakout Team

    It doesn’t seem realistic to look at the team that had the worst record in the league last year and think, “That group right there is full of promise,” but make no mistake about it: The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team on the rise...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 34,392 reads 148 comments

  20. 5 Realistic Targets for Houston Rockets to Chase in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    The Houston Rockets will view free agency differently this year than in the past few summers. That’s because they don’t have the same type of cap room they previously had...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 38,246 reads 115 comments

  21. One Skill Each Member of the Houston Rockets Must Improve This Offseason

    There are two ways teams can improve. One way is through the acquisition of personnel through the draft or free agency. The other way is by the existing players developing skills...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 3,041 reads 13 comments

  22. How Fred Hoiberg Can Help Doug McDermott Reach His Potential with Chicago Bulls

    Of all the players on the Chicago Bulls , arguably none stands to benefit more from the recent change in head coach than Doug McDermott , who has a chance to thrive with Fred Hoiberg at the helm...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 16,002 reads 88 comments

  23. Would a 2015 Finals Win Put LeBron James on NBA's 'Mount Rushmore'?

    LeBron James is vying to win his third championship as his Cleveland Cavaliers are currently up on the Golden State Warriors 2-1 in the NBA Finals. Such an achievement would validate his biggest boast...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 11,701 reads 47 comments

  24. Is Sergio Llull Answer to Houston Rockets' Need at Point Guard?

    The Houston Rockets need a new starting point guard and alternate shot creator alongside James Harden . Sergio Llull is on their radar . Everything else about him might be swirling with questions, but that much is not...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 22,516 reads 118 comments

  25. 6 Burning Questions Facing Fred Hoiberg After Chicago Bulls Hire

    As Fred Hoiberg, the freshly announced coach of the Chicago Bulls , prepares to take over the reins of the team, he has several challenges facing him. How he meets them will determine his legacy in the Windy City...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 22,711 reads 111 comments