1. Yes, Kevin McHale Should Be in NBA Coach of the Year Conversation

    Kevin McHale should be in the NBA Coach of the Year conversation, if for no other reason than because it’s time for the nature of it to be changed, and the Houston Rockets head coach is just the man to do it...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 3,938 reads 46 comments

  2. 3 NBA Players Who Cheat Advanced Stats, and How They Do It

    Advanced stats are the joy of some fans and analysts and the bane of others. While the numbers reveal much, some of what they “reveal” is highly misleading...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 79,209 reads 154 comments

  3. Josh Smith Can Make Crowded Houston Rockets Front Line Truly Elite

    While you were busy shopping for Christmas presents, Houston general manager Daryl Morey was getting Houston Rockets fans a much deeper bench...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 27,530 reads 84 comments

  4. Where Do James Harden and Dwight Howard Rank Among NBA's Top Tandems?

    This summer James Harden made waves when he said that he and Dwight Howard were superstars, while the rest of guys were “role players.” Lost in the chagrin over his statement was the fact that Harden was right...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 14,241 reads 68 comments

  5. Finding Historical Comparisons for James Harden Is Fun but Nearly Impossible

    James Harden is not the “next” anyone; he’s the first James Harden. In fact, unlike most superstars, he’s escaped the “next” mantra entirely...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 5,492 reads 41 comments

  6. 5 Statistics That Are Defining Houston Rockets' Season So Far

    There are certain statistics which define the Houston Rockets ’ season to date… Record scratch … Statistics. There’s that word again. The most awesome, horrible, cool, twisted term in sports...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 7,296 reads 24 comments

  7. Tarik Black's Story Just Keeps Getting Better for Houston Rockets

    On Dec. 13, Dwight Howard returned to the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets after missing 11 games. Tarik Black, one of this season’s most unlikely stories, capably filled in while Howard was away...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 14,562 reads 27 comments

  8. Biggest Early-Season Storylines for Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets have already played a quarter of their games, but some of the fans might just be starting to pay attention. Perhaps you’ve been watching college football and now need something else to fill your Saturday evenings...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 1,994 reads 8 comments

  9. Will James Harden's Ref-Baiting Come Back to Bite Him?

    James Harden goes to the free-throw strip a lot. He’s attempted (192) and made (172) more freebies than anyone in the league this year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 5,984 reads 24 comments

  10. 10 Young Players Ready to Lead Now

    As Kobe Bryant reaches his twilight, LeBron James nears the end of his prime and Kevin Durant hits his peak years, the NBA circle of life marches forward, with new youngsters ready to carry their teams and the league into the future...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 15,471 reads 66 comments

  11. Hidden Blessings to Houston Rockets' Early Injury Problems

    The Houston Rockets have had an insane number of injuries to deal with through the first quarter of the season. And in many ways, those wounds have turned out to be blessings in disguise...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 5,275 reads 20 comments

  12. How the NBA Turned into a Point Guard's League

    The NBA has evolved over the years, and its latest evolutionary jump has made the point guard the most essential player on the court and the position as stocked as it has ever been...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 8,782 reads 35 comments

  13. 5 Potential Midseason Acquisitions for the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets have another tool in their belt they can use before the season is over: the trade exception from dealing Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers last summer...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 16,726 reads 74 comments

  14. The Best New Rivalries in the NBA

    There is a need for new NBA rivalries to take hold of our imagination and make us turn on the TV. For years, the greatest feud was the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 35,757 reads 141 comments

  15. Are Houston Rockets Title Contenders or Just Really Good Pretenders?

    Almost 20 percent of the way through the season, the Houston Rockets are blowing up expectations, sitting on a 13-4 record...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 13,895 reads 160 comments

  16. How Safe Is Patrick Beverley's Job as Houston Rockets' Starting Point Guard?

    As the Houston Rockets ’ starting point guard Patrick Beverley continues to miss games with injury, the Rockets’ failure to miss him much raises questions about his importance to the starting lineup...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 21,502 reads 123 comments

  17. How Critical Is Dwight Howard to Houston Rockets?

    The Houston Rockets have announced that Dwight Howard is out indefinitely after undergoing “platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee,” per Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 13,090 reads 25 comments

  18. NBA's Most Reliable Sharpshooters So Far This Season

    In basketball, there are scorers and there are shooters. And while shooters will always score, scorers don’t always shoot. So we decided to score up the best sharpshooters in the NBA ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 13,112 reads 63 comments

  19. Houston Rockets Have Quietly Become a Defensive Team

    The Houston Rockets became one of the best defenses in the NBA while no one was watching. And while it’s easy to dismiss that as just early-season anomaly, there are valid ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 5,888 reads 34 comments

  20. Houston Rockets' Most Surprising Players of the Early Season

    There are two kinds of surprises in life, and the Houston Rockets ’ roster represents both in the early part of the 2014-15 season...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 5,274 reads 21 comments

  21. Most Startling Statistics of Houston Rockets' Season So Far

    The Houston Rockets are off to a 9-2 start, and to some that in and of itself might be a startling statistic. After all the Rockets weren’t expected to be this good this year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 3,303 reads 10 comments

  22. NBA Starting Fives Showing Unity This Season

    There is something to be said for continuity. That’s apparent when viewing the best starting rotations early in the NBA season...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 15,853 reads 32 comments

  23. Trevor Ariza Is Making Houston Rockets Fans Forget About Chandler Parsons

    The adage “sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good” is holding true for the Houston Rockets . Last summer, they had to “settle” for Trevor Ariza after losing Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks in free agency...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 10,875 reads 46 comments

  24. Finding Perfect Rotation for the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets are off to blazing start, winning seven of their first eight games, with all their victories coming by double digits...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 3,701 reads 10 comments

  25. How James Harden Can Become Dark-Horse NBA MVP Candidate

    James Harden is leading the Houston Rockets to a surprisingly good start. In fact, if things continue on their present trajectory, he might even win the 2015 Most Valuable Player award...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 12,060 reads 48 comments