1. 2013-14 NBA Season Preview Player Power Rankings for Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls are ready for the 2013-14 season. They’ve assembled their best roster since the Michael Jordan era...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 15,206 reads 90 comments

  2. Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Wizards: Postgame Recap and Grades

    The Chicago Bulls squared off with the Washington Wizards for the first-ever NBA game in Brazil. They survived a fourth-quarter surge to win the game 83-81 and take their preseason record to 3-0...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 9,336 reads 148 comments

  3. How Teammates Can Protect Derrick Rose's Return to Chicago Bulls Lineup

    With Derrick Rose returning to the court for the Chicago Bulls , the most important thing for the Bulls' championship hopes this year is to keep him healthy. In order to help protect him, his teammates will need to accomplish certain things...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 7,621 reads 86 comments

  4. How Derrick Rose Can Restore His Public Image During 2013-14 Season

    Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls may have once had the glossiest public image in American sports—at least to his hometown fans. A season of sitting damaged that image, though...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 4,060 reads 76 comments

  5. Can Derrick Rose Be the Kryptonite to Miami Heat Superteam?

    Can Derrick Rose be the kryptonite to the Miami Heat superteam? Certainly, there is an array of reasons to doubt so, not the least of which is the last time Rose finished a ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 13,465 reads 263 comments

  6. Is This the Most Stacked Chicago Bulls Roster Since the Michael Jordan Era?

    Is this the most stacked Chicago Bulls roster since the retirement of Michael Jordan? Is it enough to push them over the top and win an NBA title? Looking over the past 15 ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 20,718 reads 254 comments

  7. Notable NBA Players Who Could Be Entering Their Final Season in 2013-14

    The aughts are long past, but not all of the players who dominated during them are retired. A smattering of those who defined the decade remain, and many of them could be entering their final season in 2013-14...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 19,278 reads 98 comments

  8. 7 Hidden NBA Gems Who Will Be Discovered in 2013-14

    Every year in the NBA, there are a handful of players who are unknown at the beginning the season and become household names by the end of it. Undiscovered gems get mined, polished and revealed, and the unknown names become known...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 21,801 reads 129 comments

  9. Are Chicago Bulls Still an Elite Defensive Team?

    Since the Chicago Bulls inked Tom Thibodeau , the defensive guru in the NBA , they’ ve had the best defense in the NBA. But are they falling out of elite status? First, we’ll establish the premise...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 5,169 reads 73 comments

  10. Dispelling the Myth That Derrick Rose Is Not a True Point Guard

    Derrick Rose is not a true point guard. This criticism is often leveled at him, but it’s a myth. In fact, the reality is quite the opposite...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 8,497 reads 152 comments

  11. Why Derrick Rose's Injury Was a Blessing in Disguise for These Chicago Bulls

    When Derrick Rose went down with a torn ACL a year-and-a-half ago, it was an awful moment in Chicago Bulls history, but it also was a blessing in disguise...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 15,157 reads 97 comments

  12. Breaking Down the NBA's 5 Toughest Contracts to Trade

    In the NBA there are some contracts that are extremely difficult to trade. They aren ’t impossible, but they’re close. If the last 14 months has taught us anything, it’s that any contract can be traded...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 13,389 reads 42 comments

  13. The Secret to Beating the Chicago Bulls in 2013-14

    The Chicago Bulls look to be one of the toughest teams to beat in the 2013-14 NBA season, but even the 1996 version lost 10 games. Every team can be beaten...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 8,544 reads 180 comments

  14. 5 NBA Teams That Are Stuck in the Middle with No Clear Direction

    The worst place to be in the NBA is that nether region between having a chance to win a title and having a chance to win the lottery. The NBA is a talent-driven league...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 21,577 reads 233 comments

  15. Why Derrick Rose's Return Will Be Worth the Wait

    Derrick Rose 's return might have been delayed, but it's been worth the wait. It's a wait that's lasted longer than the injury—or even Rose's career. From the fan's perspective, this has been 15 years in the making...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 7,501 reads 107 comments

  16. Ranking the Best Defensive Centers in the NBA

    In the final installment of a five-part series ranking every rotation player in the NBA who played at least 1,200* minutes last season, here are the center** rankings...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 16,000 reads 134 comments

  17. 5 NBA Players Guaranteed to Wind Up in Trade Rumors This Season

    Once th NBA season tips off, trade rumors will start swirling. It’s part of the season's fun. Most trade rumors involve a smattering of players, and the majority of those rumored never end up getting moved...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 31,228 reads 94 comments

  18. What Derrick Rose's Return Means to the NBA

    The NBA loves a storyline, and Derrick Rose ’s return will be one of the biggest storylines of this coming season. His return will excite not just the Chicago Bulls , but the entire NBA...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 11,101 reads 115 comments

  19. Ranking the Best Defensive Power Forwards in the NBA

    In the fourth of a five-part series ranking every rotation player in the NBA who played at least 1,200* minutes last season, here are the power forward** rankings...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 51,838 reads 299 comments

  20. Why Luol Deng Is Primed to Have a Monster Season for Chicago Bulls

    Luol Deng is primed for a monster season, and that is the most overlooked aspect of why the Chicago Bulls will have a championship run in 2013-14. Not least among the reasons why is health...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 9,665 reads 106 comments

  21. 18 Awesome New NBA Stats We'd Love to See

    The study of statistics in the NBA has progressed in a number of ways over the last decade, but there remains considerable room for growth. There are still many missing stats begging to be incorporated into the NBA mainstream...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 13,908 reads 67 comments

  22. Ranking the Best Defensive Small Forwards in the NBA

    In the third of a five-part series ranking every rotation player in the NBA who played at least 1,200* minutes last season, here are the small forward** rankings...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 28,859 reads 174 comments

  23. Awful NBA Rookie Seasons We Almost Forgot About

    Never, ever judge a player by his rookie season alone. There are some NBA stars from whom you never would have predicted greatness based on their inaugural years. We forget about them in the wake of the greatness that followed...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 21,262 reads 52 comments

  24. How Michael Jordan Re-Defined His Game to Extend Legendary Career

    Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest ever to play the game, and there is no shortage of reasons why that claim is made. Perhaps the most amazing thing about him is the way he re-defined himself to extend his career...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 31,846 reads 146 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Defensive Shooting Guards in the NBA

    The second part of our five-part "best defensive players in the league" series ranks the shooting guards. All the rankings are based on Weighted Averaged Metrics (WAM) and Weighted Averaged Metrics with Scouting (WAMS), two new metrics...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 49,484 reads 293 comments