1. 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 1 year ago 29,683 reads 125 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 35,186 reads 108 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 120,675 reads 616 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 23,030 reads 143 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 24,725 reads 212 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 21,496 reads 149 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 116,505 reads 195 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 110,722 reads 429 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 3,720 reads 8 comments

  10. Trade Ideas for Houston Rockets Forward Terrence Jones

    By drafting Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell, the Houston Rockets added two more forwards to an already crowded frontcourt. This is only serving to increase the chatter that Terrence Jones is on the trading block...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 42,108 reads 202 comments

  11. Realistic Expectations for Sam Dekker's Rookie Season with the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets drafted Sam Dekker with their first-round pick in a somewhat—but not entirely—surprising selection. The Wisconsin small forward fell in the draft, and the Rockets were happy to sweep him up...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 28,311 reads 109 comments

  12. What Should Chicago Bulls Do Next After the 2015 NBA Draft?

    The Chicago Bulls drafted Arkansas power forward Bobby Portis in the 2015 NBA draft. What does that mean for the rest of the Bulls and how the front office of Gar Forman ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 29,469 reads 170 comments

  13. Houston Rockets Rumors: Buying or Selling Gossip Ahead of 2015 NBA Draft

    As we approach the NBA draft, rumors abound for the Houston Rockets , as they do for every team. Also, with every team and every offseason, you can't believe everything you hear...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 9,540 reads 22 comments

  14. 10 Greatest Individual Accomplishments from the 2014-15 NBA Season

    The 2014-15 NBA season is over, but it was an amazing year in terms of both team and individual accomplishments...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 35,282 reads 165 comments

  15. Don't Look Now: Minnesota Timberwolves Are Poised as NBA's Next Breakout Team

    It doesn’t seem realistic to look at the team that had the worst record in the league last year and think, “That group right there is full of promise,” but make no mistake about it: The Minnesota Timberwolves are a team on the rise...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 36,001 reads 148 comments

  16. 5 Realistic Targets for Houston Rockets to Chase in 2015 NBA Free Agency

    The Houston Rockets will view free agency differently this year than in the past few summers. That’s because they don’t have the same type of cap room they previously had...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 38,486 reads 115 comments

  17. One Skill Each Member of the Houston Rockets Must Improve This Offseason

    There are two ways teams can improve. One way is through the acquisition of personnel through the draft or free agency. The other way is by the existing players developing skills...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 3,084 reads 13 comments

  18. How Fred Hoiberg Can Help Doug McDermott Reach His Potential with Chicago Bulls

    Of all the players on the Chicago Bulls , arguably none stands to benefit more from the recent change in head coach than Doug McDermott , who has a chance to thrive with Fred Hoiberg at the helm...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 16,250 reads 88 comments

  19. Would a 2015 Finals Win Put LeBron James on NBA's 'Mount Rushmore'?

    LeBron James is vying to win his third championship as his Cleveland Cavaliers are currently up on the Golden State Warriors 2-1 in the NBA Finals. Such an achievement would validate his biggest boast...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 12,461 reads 47 comments

  20. Is Sergio Llull Answer to Houston Rockets' Need at Point Guard?

    The Houston Rockets need a new starting point guard and alternate shot creator alongside James Harden . Sergio Llull is on their radar . Everything else about him might be swirling with questions, but that much is not...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 22,738 reads 118 comments

  21. 6 Burning Questions Facing Fred Hoiberg After Chicago Bulls Hire

    As Fred Hoiberg, the freshly announced coach of the Chicago Bulls , prepares to take over the reins of the team, he has several challenges facing him. How he meets them will determine his legacy in the Windy City...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 22,815 reads 111 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 30,214 reads 192 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 14,871 reads 133 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 34,776 reads 350 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 2,568 reads 15 comments