1. 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 1 year ago 4,665 reads 26 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 16,140 reads 59 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 16,364 reads 72 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 3,483 reads 21 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 11,156 reads 45 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 1,457 reads 6 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 7,535 reads 4 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 4,857 reads 55 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 16,332 reads 104 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 25,905 reads 115 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 16,586 reads 110 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 54,311 reads 355 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 49,291 reads 192 comments

  14. 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 over 1 year ago 30,067 reads 125 comments

  15. 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 over 1 year ago 35,257 reads 108 comments

  16. 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 over 1 year ago 120,698 reads 616 comments

  17. 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 over 1 year ago 23,064 reads 143 comments

  18. 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 over 1 year ago 24,735 reads 212 comments

  19. 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 over 1 year ago 21,497 reads 149 comments

  20. 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 over 1 year ago 116,529 reads 195 comments

  21. 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 over 1 year ago 110,783 reads 429 comments

  22. 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 over 1 year ago 3,727 reads 8 comments

  23. 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 over 1 year ago 42,127 reads 202 comments

  24. 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 over 1 year ago 28,333 reads 109 comments

  25. 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 over 1 year ago 29,472 reads 170 comments