1. Houston Rockets Can Chase Big Names Via Trade, Not Free Agency This Offseason

    Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets , does not take the offseason off. Every year he at least tries to make a major move. Three years ago, he landed James Harden via trade...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 30,067 reads 192 comments

  2. 3-Step Plan for Houston Rockets to Return to the Playoffs in 2015-16

    The Houston Rockets got to the Western Conference Finals this year—a level of success which surpassed expectations coming into the season. But as they assess their offseason, they can’t skip to that point and figure out how to get further...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 14,780 reads 133 comments

  3. Biggest Offseason Needs for Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets ’ season came to an end after a gentleman’s sweep at the hands of the Golden State Warriors . Now, as the offseason begins, it’s time to identify and address the needs to take the next step...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 34,634 reads 350 comments

  4. Josh Smith Providing Houston Rockets with Front-Line Future and Questions

    When the Detroit Pistons cut Josh Smith , few probably thought he would go on to be the difference in the Houston Rockets making it to the Western Conference Finals, much less surviving a sweep...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 2,547 reads 15 comments

  5. 5 Keys for Houston Rockets to Get off the Mat Against Golden State Warriors

    During the Houston Rockets first two games against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, they put up a great fight, even if they lost. In Game 3 on Saturday, though, the Warriors figuratively went WWE on the Rockets...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 6,966 reads 72 comments

  6. James Harden Is More Than Holding His Own in Heavyweight Duel with Steph Curry

    James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors are locked in a battle worth watching in the Western Conference Finals. It justifies every bit the pair finishing in the top two in MVP voting...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 14,434 reads 90 comments

  7. Who the Houston Rockets Should Target in the 2015 NBA Draft

    The Houston Rockets are in the Western Conference Finals, but at least a part of the front office’s attention right now must be shifted toward the NBA draft...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 11,182 reads 39 comments

  8. 5 Keys for Houston Rockets to Win Western Conference Finals

    The Houston Rockets are not good enough to be in the Western Conference Finals. Someone forgot to tell them that, though, and they’re there. While the Golden State Warriors are the heavy favorites, the Rockets won’t care about that...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 19,140 reads 121 comments

  9. Chris Paul or James Harden: Who Is Under Greater Pressure to Win Game 7?

    James Harden and Chris Paul will square off in Game 7 of their Western Conference Semifinals series. Both players are the leaders of their respective teams, but which of the two ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 24,455 reads 98 comments

  10. James Harden, Dwight Howard Face Potentially Career-Defining Moments Ahead

    From tipoff, the Houston Rockets looked different in Game 5 of their series against the Los Angeles Clippers . And it was James Harden and Dwight Howard who made them look that way...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 23,533 reads 146 comments

  11. Houston Rockets Must Regain Identity Before It's Too Late

    The last two games of the Houston Rockets ' series with the Los Angeles Clippers have been about as close as James Harden ’s shave. And if the Rockets don’t restore their identity, their next game will be their last...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 13,762 reads 33 comments

  12. Are Houston Rockets Suffering from Playoff Scheme or Execution Letdowns?

    During the Houston Rockets ' second-round game with the Los Angeles Clippers , TNT announcer Reggie Miller raised the point that you “can’t come up with adjustments for non-execution...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 12,068 reads 64 comments

  13. Stopping Blake Griffin Is Top Priority for Houston Rockets in Game 2

    When the Los Angeles Clippers toppled the Houston Rockets in Game 1, stealing home-court advantage in the process, vaunted superstar Chris Paul wasn't even playing...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 3,442 reads 49 comments

  14. 3 Matchups to Watch in Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets 2nd-Round Series

    The Houston Rockets finally know who their opponent is in the second round. After a series for the ages, the Los Angeles Clippers won the right to advance over the San Antonio Spurs ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 4,611 reads 12 comments

  15. James Harden Is Quietly Answering Big Playoff Questions for Houston Rockets

    A funny thing happened to James Harden on the way to the free-throw line. The Houston Rocket stopped getting there and started proving he can still be dangerous in the playoffs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 13,742 reads 46 comments

  16. Houston Rockets Have No Room for Error in NBA Playoffs' Second Round

    The Houston Rockets have advanced to the second round for just the first time since 2008 by solidly beating the Dallas Mavericks in five games. Now they hope to advance to the conference finals for the first time since 1997...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 10,538 reads 72 comments

  17. Lessons Learned from Houston Rockets' First-Round Series with the Mavericks

    There are two lessons the Houston Rockets can take home from their first-round series with the Dallas Mavericks . On the surface, they may seem contradictory, but both are true...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 2,259 reads 12 comments

  18. Shine Is Returning to Josh Smith's Game with Houston Rockets

    In Game 2 of the Houston Rockets ' series with the Dallas Mavericks , Josh Smith had a much-earned moment in the sun. After he set up Dwight Howard with lob after lob, he topped it off by posterizing Tyson Chandler ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 12,648 reads 40 comments

  19. Turns out Dwight Howard Can Still Star for Houston Rockets

    The reports of the demise of Dwight Howard ’s career have been greatly exaggerated, albeit in an entirely understated way...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 8,810 reads 61 comments

  20. Biggest Adjustments Houston Rockets Must Make in Game 2 vs. Dallas Mavericks

    The Houston Rockets had their way with the Dallas Mavericks for much of their Game 1, but even with that being the case, the Rockets will need to make adjustments to maintain their dominance in Game 2...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 13,989 reads 89 comments

  21. Dallas Mavericks vs. Houston Rockets: 1st-Round Analysis and Predictions

    The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks are set for an in-state battle to start off their playoff runs. The Rockets completed their unlikely run to the No...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 34,937 reads 239 comments

  22. 2015 NBA Free Agents: List of Top Available Players This Offseason

    With the NBA ’s regular season drawing to a close, the offseason immediately looms for 14 of the league’s 30 teams, and that means those franchises and their fans are ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 61,519 reads 135 comments

  23. Does Future of These Chicago Bulls Rest on 2014-15 NBA Playoffs Performance?

    Heading into the playoffs, two futures seem possible for the Chicago Bulls . One ends with John “Hannibal” Smith declaring, “I love it when a plan comes together...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 15,826 reads 101 comments

  24. Dwight Howard in Strange Role as Houston Rockets' Playoffs X-Factor

    Dwight Howard is back from injury (bone marrow aspirate injection), but he’s not returning to the same role he had before he went out...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 44,963 reads 90 comments

  25. 10 Moments That Defined James Harden's Historic Season

    James Harden 's season started with controversy, but it may end with an MVP and a scoring championship. The Houston Rockets superstar has done nothing but back up his words, all year long...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 2,515 reads 6 comments