1. Early-Season Report Cards for Houston Rockets' Key Prospects

    The Houston Rockets are intriguing from the perspective of their age. They are neither a particularly young team nor an old one...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 5,262 reads 41 comments

  2. 3 Hidden Bright Spots for the Chicago Bulls so Far

    The Chicago Bulls are off to a rocky yet surprisingly successful start through the first quarter of the 2015-16 NBA season. Some things had fans yelling for joy, and there were also plenty of reasons to holler with frustration...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 2,752 reads 0 comments

  3. 3 Hidden Bright Spots for the Houston Rockets so Far

    The first quarter of the Houston Rockets ' season was neither what their fans were expecting nor hoping for...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 8,909 reads 46 comments

  4. Complete Houston Rockets Power Rankings After Season's 1st Month

    The Houston Rockets’ season has not gone the way they anticipated. For a team that entered the season with championship aspirations, it’s been a downright travesty. Words like “flaming outhouse” come to mind...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 4,598 reads 26 comments

  5. Complete Chicago Bulls Player Power Rankings After Season's First Month

    The Chicago Bulls wrap up the first month of the season with a 9-4 record, the fourth-best mark in the NBA . What that says about the team is hard to say. While they’re winning their games, they have an average margin of victory of just 1...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 16,040 reads 59 comments

  6. Every NBA Team's Locker-Room Leader

    Leadership in the NBA matters. It can be the difference in whether a team can reach the "next level," whether that's getting to the playoffs or winning in the Finals. And to have leadership, a team must have leaders...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 15,433 reads 72 comments

  7. 5 Goals the Houston Rockets Must Achieve During 2015-16 Season

    Here's the thing about goals: Sometimes you have to reevaluate them. Such is the case for the Houston Rockets right now. They must temper expectations of a championship and reassess immediate priorities...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 3,375 reads 21 comments

  8. Diagnosing Chicago Bulls' Biggest Flaws So Far

    The Chicago Bulls are off to a 5-3 start. In getting there, they've earned notable wins against the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder. They also recorded some failures, such as getting torched by the Charlotte Hornets...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 11,136 reads 45 comments

  9. How to Fix the Houston Rockets' Rotation

    The Houston Rockets ' season got off to a bit of a rough start, as the team failed to find any sense of rhythm on offense and surrendered a steady stream of open shots in non-ideal locations on defense...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 1,444 reads 6 comments

  10. Chicago Bulls Players Who Will Make a Big Jump in 2015-16

    The Chicago Bulls ' new experiment with Fred Hoiberg and “ Hoiball ” has officially launched, and the early returns are positive...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 7,008 reads 4 comments

  11. Everything You Need to Know About the Houston Rockets' 2015-16 NBA Season

    The 2014-15 campaign might not have ended in a championship f or the Houston Rockets , but it would be hard to describe it as disappointing. Not tagged as a contender coming in, Clutch City lived up to its billing and pulled off a No...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 4,807 reads 55 comments

  12. Everything You Need to Know About the Chicago Bulls' 2015-16 NBA Season

    Last season, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers sent the Chicago Bulls fishing early for the fourth time in his career. It was the third time in the last five years...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 16,146 reads 104 comments

  13. 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 10 months ago 25,874 reads 115 comments

  14. 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 10 months ago 16,562 reads 110 comments

  15. 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 10 months ago 54,238 reads 355 comments

  16. 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 10 months ago 49,213 reads 192 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 29,662 reads 125 comments

  18. 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 11 months ago 35,170 reads 108 comments

  19. 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 11 months ago 120,656 reads 616 comments

  20. 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 11 months ago 23,016 reads 143 comments

  21. 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 11 months ago 24,717 reads 212 comments

  22. 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 11 months ago 21,494 reads 149 comments

  23. 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 11 months ago 116,478 reads 195 comments

  24. 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 11 months ago 110,710 reads 429 comments

  25. 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 11 months ago 3,708 reads 8 comments