1. Derrick Rose's Return May Not Require Much Adjusting from Chicago Bulls

    In many ways, this might seem like this is just another year of waiting for the Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose coming back from injury...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 13,897 reads 63 comments

  2. How Will History Remember Anthony Davis' Masterpiece of a Season?

    In 15 years, when Anthony Davis announces his retirement after the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Mexico City Matadors in the NBA Finals, people will look back at his career and ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 18,929 reads 42 comments

  3. Projecting Chicago Bulls' Best and Worst Eastern Conference Playoff Matchups

    The Chicago Bulls are gearing up for the postseason. Who are they likely to play? Who do they want to play? And what seed do they want land? They currently reside in third, after trouncing the Toronto Raptors by 13 points on March 25...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 20,867 reads 86 comments

  4. Mirotic Making NBA Rookie of the Year Race About More Than Just Wiggins

    As we headed into the All-Star break, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves was going to win the Rookie of the Year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 23,816 reads 113 comments

  5. One Issue Potential NBA Playoff Teams Need to Battle

    The greatest reset button in the NBA is the beginning of the playoffs. Every team is 0-0 when the postseason starts, regardless of who it's playing...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 46,429 reads 203 comments

  6. Dwight Howard's Absence Making James Harden's MVP Case Even Stronger

    James Harden should be this year’s MVP. Stephen Curry has done more with more. Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis have done less with less. And LeBron James has done less with more...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 7,007 reads 92 comments

  7. Projecting Houston Rockets' Best and Worst Western Conference Playoff Matchups

    With the playoffs just a month away, it’s time to start pondering what the potential matchups are. With the crazy, packed Western Conference, who knows how the final seedings will pan out...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 6,149 reads 44 comments

  8. Ranking the Best Starting Lineups in the NBA

    Who has the best starting five in the NBA ? And how do you determine that? It’s not as easy as just looking at records. Benches and injuries play into things as well. Even trades can factor in...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 11,637 reads 36 comments

  9. Don't Count out Chicago Bulls from NBA's Title Race Just Yet

    If the playoffs started today, the Chicago Bulls wouldn’t go very far. They’ve been pretty awful lately. In the month of March, they are 3-6. They’ve been outscored by 5...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 18,375 reads 94 comments

  10. Houston Rockets Have Found the Right Help for James Harden in the Playoffs

    When the Houston Rockets played the Utah Jazz on March 12, James Harden had one of his worst games of the year, and the Jazz thrashed the Rockets, 109-91. It was a continuation of Harden’s recent three-game slump...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 23,418 reads 72 comments

  11. What's Nikola Mirotic's Ceiling for the Chicago Bulls Now?

    When Nikola Mirotic was playing in Europe, everyone wanted to know: Was he the next Toni Kukoc? The next Dirk Nowitzki ? Or was he just the next Andrea Bargnani? Now that he’s ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 26,523 reads 74 comments

  12. Each NBA Team's Biggest Boost Off the Bench

    One of the most exciting experiences for an NBA fan is when their team is seemingly out of a game, only to have the bench come in and turn things around. For that reason, we want to honor the guys who bring the biggest boost off the bench...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 72,541 reads 171 comments

  13. How Donatas Motiejunas Became Houston Rockets' Best Low-Post Threat

    Donatas Motiejunas has turned out to be the right answer, but apparently the Houston Rockets got the question wrong. They thought he was going to be their stretch 4. Instead, he’s become the team’s best low-post scorer...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 4,903 reads 3 comments

  14. Josh Smith Is Slowly Saving His Season and More with Houston Rockets

    When Josh Smith first went to the Houston Rockets , all the stories were about how much better the Detroit Pistons were without him. But Smith has been better on his new team, too, as he’s slowly salvaging his season and image...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 6,448 reads 4 comments

  15. Terrence Jones Proving He Can Be Houston Rockets' 3rd Star

    Terrence Jones is feasting at the rim, and in doing so, he is becoming the third scorer the Houston Rockets desperately need to take the pressure off James Harden in a postseason run...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 10,917 reads 69 comments

  16. Who Will Carry These Injured Chicago Bulls to the Playoffs?

    If “ball is life,” then being a Chicago Bulls fan must be death. The sucker punches keep coming. First, Derrick Rose is out four to six weeks with another knee injury...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 3,286 reads 12 comments

  17. Are Houston Rockets Wasting Rookie Kostas Papanikolaou?

    For the first month of the season, the Houston Rockets ’ best man off the bench was Kostas Papanikolaou . But since they acquired Corey Brewer and Josh Smith , he’s dropped out of the rotation...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 15,175 reads 30 comments

  18. Jimmy Butler and Tony Snell Give These Bulls Wings

    The Chicago Bulls may not know what lies ahead for them in regards to Derrick Rose . But what they do know is that Jimmy Butler and Tony Snell are emerging as a pair of wings who can fly them into the future...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 2,834 reads 12 comments

  19. 'Headband Brothers' Josh Smith and Corey Brewer Are Coming Up Big for Rockets

    When the Houston Rockets acquired Corey Brewer and Josh Smith in December, it wasn ’t immediately obvious how well they would mesh together...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 8,993 reads 21 comments

  20. Did Houston Rockets Do Enough to Bolster Roster for the Playoffs?

    The Houston Rockets have steadily rebuilt their bench throughout the season, consummating those efforts with the additions of Pablo Prigioni and K.J. McDaniels on deadline day, per Ramona Shelburne and Ian Begley of ESPN...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 19,822 reads 106 comments

  21. The Best GM in Every Other NBA Team's History

    Every trade that drops before the trade deadline will by hyper-analyzed, but remember, for every lopsided transaction there are two necessary facets: the executive who took advantage of a situation and the one who let that happen...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 65,187 reads 82 comments

  22. Power Ranking Each Houston Rockets Player Heading into 2015 NBA All-Star Break

    The Houston Rockets are on their All-Star break, and they have to be pleased. They own a 36-17 record, tied for fourth-best in the NBA . And that’s come in spite of enough injuries to fill a hospital ward...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 6,627 reads 30 comments

  23. How Tom Thibodeau Can Quiet the Noise Surrounding His Chicago Bulls

    Gossip is like a toxic swamp beast: It can be a spontaneously-generated thing that just feeds off negativity and grows. Whether the monstrosity’s source is fact or fiction, it’s here and it’s hungry...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 5,696 reads 28 comments

  24. Will Houston Rockets' Three-Pointer Obsession Backfire?

    The Houston Rockets are firing off three-point shots at a record rate. While that has been a part of their reason for regular-season success, is it unsustainable it in the playoffs? There are two schools of thought here...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 4,090 reads 21 comments

  25. A Healthy Mike Dunleavy May Hold Hidden Key to Chicago Bulls' Ceiling

    On New Year’s Day, Mike Dunleavy Jr. of the Chicago Bulls injured his foot in a game against the Denver Nuggets . Neither the severity of his injury nor the impact of his pending loss were immediately apparent...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 9,146 reads 46 comments