1. Houston Rockets Complete 2016-17 NBA Season Preview

    James Harden took Dwight Howard 's screen and pulled up at the left-side elbow. Howard rolled to the basket and started his leap, expecting Harden's pass for what would have been a perfect alley-oop...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 4,818 reads 14 comments

  2. Houston Rockets 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

    The Houston Rockets enter training camp following an offseason with far more changeover than last year: Dwight Howard is gone, and both the team and the player may be happier as a result...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 5,540 reads 13 comments

  3. Interactive Infographics Show Longest NBA Teams by Wingspan, Height

    In the new NBA , success typically hinges on three-point shooting and stretching the court. As a result, long-armed players who can defend multiple positions and disrupt ball movement have become incredibly valuable...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 40,461 reads 31 comments

  4. Report Card Grades for Each Houston Rockets 2016 Free-Agent Signing

    The Houston Rockets offseason is reminiscent of the famous Saturday Night Live " Cowbell " sketch, a fictional reenactment of Blue Oyster Cult recording "(Don’t Fear) the Reaper ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 11,963 reads 41 comments

  5. Breaking Down How Dwyane Wade Fits After Signing with Chicago Bulls

    The Dwyane Wade saga ended in a way most did not anticipate: He left the Miami Heat —the only team he's ever played for—and joined the Chicago Bulls ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 18,833 reads 95 comments

  6. Breaking Down How Pau Gasol Fits After Signing with San Antonio Spurs

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Pau Gasol agreed to terms Monday with the San Antonio Spurs on a two-year deal for $30-plus million with a second-year player option...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 52,258 reads 60 comments

  7. Breaking Down How Al Horford Fits After Signing with Boston Celtics

    Al Horford , one of the prized free agents of this year’s class, announced his decision to join the Boston Celtics on Twitter. The timing of the tweet threw everyone for a loop, even Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 86,776 reads 228 comments

  8. Breaking Down How Dwight Howard Fits After Signing with Atlanta Hawks

    Dwight Howard  agreed to terms with the Atlanta Hawks  on a three-year, $70.5 million deal on Friday, per  Shams Charania  of The Vertical...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 61,477 reads 98 comments

  9. Grading the Derrick Rose Trade for Both New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls

    On Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks agreed to a trade that will send Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 4,608 reads 2 comments

  10. Realistic 2016 Free-Agency Targets for the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets are set to engage in their biggest free-agent season since acquiring Dwight Howard in the summer of 2013...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 10 months ago 19,886 reads 41 comments

  11. Realistic 2016 Free-Agency Targets for the Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls , fresh off a disappointing season, will be looking to make the necessary changes to get back into the playoffs. Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah , their starting and backup centers from last season, are both free agents as of July 1...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 10 months ago 34,056 reads 81 comments

  12. What the Houston Rockets' Dream Offseason Looks Like

    There are two kinds of dreams: the kind you wake up from and want to return to immediately, and the kind that shocks you from your slumber in a cold and clammy sweat. Fans of the Houston Rockets are probably having both this offseason...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 10 months ago 12,036 reads 19 comments

  13. What the Chicago Bulls' Dream Offseason Looks Like

    The Chicago Bulls should have a different offseason priority than in recent years, and one can only hope that the front office's Gar Forman and John Paxson know it...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 10 months ago 38,342 reads 121 comments

  14. The Hardest Working Player on Every NBA Conference Finals Team

    “He does the things that don’t show up in box scores.” Those are the words we’ve used to describe the player who works as hard as anyone on the court but doesn’t have the statistical glory to prove it...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 11 months ago 40,437 reads 130 comments

  15. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Indiana Pacers

    The Indiana Pacers ' season is over. In the grand scheme of things, it has to be considered a success. They made the NBA playoffs in spite of an offseason overhaul and change of direction...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 11 months ago 11,138 reads 40 comments

  16. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets had a catastrophic season in which they lost even when they won. Now with a chance to rebuild around one of the NBA ’s best scorers in James Harden , they can rebound...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 11 months ago 2,126 reads 1 comments

  17. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Detroit Pistons

    The Detroit Pistons got swept in their opening-round series with the Cleveland Cavaliers , but their season was a success. It was their first postseason visit in seven years, so it was just nice to have an opening-round series to be swept in ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 11 months ago 2,847 reads 0 comments

  18. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Milwaukee Bucks

    The Milwaukee Bucks are in the middle of a truly awkward rebuild. Two years ago, they were the worst team in the league. A year ago, they were in the playoffs and everyone’s sexy pick to break out...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 11 months ago 13,359 reads 32 comments

  19. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Philadelphia 76ers

    The Philadelphia 76ers are not a very good basketball team. There probably isn’t going to be a lot of controversy over that statement. That they aren’t that far from being one probably is controversial...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 11 months ago 13,346 reads 37 comments

  20. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have a new coach and president of basketball operations in Tom Thibodeau , which was an excellent first step in their offseason. In fact, you could say they've already won the offseason...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 11 months ago 24,538 reads 96 comments

  21. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Sacramento Kings

    The Sacramento Kings are bad. Really. Really. Bad. They have now gone 10 years without a playoff appearance and, during that span, they own the second-worst winning percentage in the NBA , according to Basketball-Reference...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 11 months ago 6,667 reads 31 comments

  22. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Utah Jazz

    The Utah Jazz were the last team eliminated from the playoffs. The Houston Rockets beat the Sacramento Kings Wednesday night and held the tiebreaker...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 12 months ago 8,249 reads 15 comments

  23. Top 2016 Offseason Priorities for the Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls ’ season is over, and for the first time since 2007-08 (and the second time since 2003-04), they are not in the playoffs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 12 months ago 31,729 reads 107 comments

  24. Free Agents the Houston Rockets Should Let Walk This Offseason

    The Houston Rockets are in the final leg of what has been a very disappointing season. If it were to conclude today, last year’s Western Conference finalists would be watching the playoffs at home...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 12 months ago 15,516 reads 51 comments

  25. Issues the Chicago Bulls Must Correct Before the NBA Playoffs

    The Chicago Bulls have a lot of problems, which is why they’re currently sitting in ninth in the East, looking up at the playoffs. Not all of these wrong things are fixable...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 5,302 reads 54 comments