1. 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 9,148 reads 46 comments

  2. Houston Rockets' Playoff Hopes Hinge on Dwight Howard's Injured Knee

    The Houston Rockets are built to win their first playoff series since 2009, but only if Dwight Howard ’s knee can hold up. And with him sitting a prolonged period for the second time this season, that’s a growing concern...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 3,473 reads 43 comments

  3. How Badly Do Houston Rockets Need an Upgrade at Point Guard?

    The Houston Rockets have progressively built an elite team, but they are still one piece away from being a true title contender. They need an upgrade—or at the least, another option—at point guard...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 39,253 reads 160 comments

  4. How Chicago Bulls Can Get Back into Title Contention

    The Chicago Bulls are 30-17, leading the Central Division, 1.5 games out of the No. 2 seed and just became the first team to beat the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. So of course, Bulls fans everywhere are panicking...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 4,139 reads 33 comments

  5. Biggest Takeaways from Houston Rockets' 1st Half of the Season

    Halfway through the season is a good chance to stop and review where the Houston Rockets are at. What have we learned about them? Last offseason, the prevailing view was that the Rockets had taken a step back...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 4,051 reads 13 comments

  6. Why Isn't the Houston Rockets' Contemporary Offense More Dangerous?

    The Houston Rockets are famously at the forefront of analytics, with general manager Daryl Morey being the author of their strategy. Yet they are a middling 14th in offensive rating...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 9,659 reads 50 comments

  7. Jimmy Butler's Improvement Is on a Historic Scale for Chicago Bulls

    Jimmy Butler is not only making a case for the Most Improved Player Award; his breakout season is in the running for best MIP year ever. For that to happen, of course, he'll need to stop his current free fall...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 8,352 reads 43 comments

  8. James Harden, Not Kobe Bryant, Deserves to Be Starter at 2015 NBA All-Star Game

    The starters for the NBA All-Star Game will be announced on Jan. 22, and when they are, Kobe Bryant will, in all likelihood, get the nod over James Harden . It seems that almost every year there is at least one ridiculous result...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 18,473 reads 143 comments

  9. Midseason Report Cards for Every Houston Rockets Player

    The Houston Rockets have reached the season's halfway point. Boasting a 28-13 record, they're on pace to surpass last year’s 54 wins." The Rockets have had an unusual year in the sense that their roster has been in flux...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 7,734 reads 29 comments

  10. Restocked Bench Will Position Houston Rockets as a Title Contender

    During the trade season, the media tends to concentrate on whoever gets the biggest names. But the Houston Rockets may have already made the biggest impact by acquiring a cadre ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 8,860 reads 30 comments

  11. Are Houston Rockets in Danger of Burning out James Harden?

    James Harden is an MVP candidate for the Houston Rockets , and deservedly so. He’s virtually carried the offense on his back...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 9,613 reads 42 comments

  12. Should Chicago Bulls Avoid the NBA Trade Market for Now?

    Trade season is officially underway, and with that comes a ton of speculation. Fan trades will run amok, and analysts will be offering fake trades besides. Then there will be the agent-sponsored rumors...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 39,048 reads 203 comments

  13. Chicago Bulls Proving Elite as Derrick Rose Searches for That Level

    The Chicago Bulls ’ depth was a big reason they were supposed to compete for a title, and as Derrick Rose struggles to regain his MVP form, it’s a big part of why they’re proving to be elite...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 9,689 reads 32 comments

  14. Will Terrence Jones Have a Role Left on Houston Rockets?

    There is a saying in sports that you can’t lose your job due to injury. Terrence Jones , though, may be about to see his rotation spot disappear almost entirely as a result ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 21,837 reads 69 comments

  15. Despite Josh Smith's Arrival, Donatas Motiejunas Remains Critical to Rockets

    The Houston Rockets weren't out on the market for another power forward, but when Josh Smith became available at a ridiculously low price, they had to pick him up...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 9,646 reads 45 comments

  16. 5 New Year's Resolutions for the Houston Rockets

    When the calendar flips, it gives us all a chance to make New Year’s resolutions—even basketball teams...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 5,718 reads 8 comments

  17. Houston Rockets' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for January

    The Houston Rockets ' schedule for the month of January is weirdly fascinating. They’ll be facing either the best or worst the league has to offer, and how they navigate the month could ultimately have a big impact on their final seeding...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 4,545 reads 10 comments

  18. Biggest Triple-Double Threats in the NBA

    The triple-double is one of the demarcations of a great game. On a certain level it seems to be nothing more than an anomaly of a player hitting arbitrary statistical demarcations that coincide with the number of digits we have on our hands...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 18,390 reads 84 comments

  19. Yes, Kevin McHale Should Be in NBA Coach of the Year Conversation

    Kevin McHale should be in the NBA Coach of the Year conversation, if for no other reason than because it’s time for the nature of it to be changed, and the Houston Rockets head coach is just the man to do it...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 4,030 reads 45 comments

  20. 3 NBA Players Who Cheat Advanced Stats, and How They Do It

    Advanced stats are the joy of some fans and analysts and the bane of others. While the numbers reveal much, some of what they “reveal” is highly misleading...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 79,650 reads 152 comments

  21. Josh Smith Can Make Crowded Houston Rockets Front Line Truly Elite

    While you were busy shopping for Christmas presents, Houston general manager Daryl Morey was getting Houston Rockets fans a much deeper bench...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 27,548 reads 84 comments

  22. Where Do James Harden and Dwight Howard Rank Among NBA's Top Tandems?

    This summer James Harden made waves when he said that he and Dwight Howard were superstars, while the rest of guys were “role players.” Lost in the chagrin over his statement was the fact that Harden was right...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 14,310 reads 66 comments

  23. Finding Historical Comparisons for James Harden Is Fun but Nearly Impossible

    James Harden is not the “next” anyone; he’s the first James Harden. In fact, unlike most superstars, he’s escaped the “next” mantra entirely...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 5,808 reads 41 comments

  24. 5 Statistics That Are Defining Houston Rockets' Season So Far

    There are certain statistics which define the Houston Rockets ’ season to date… Record scratch … Statistics. There’s that word again. The most awesome, horrible, cool, twisted term in sports...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 7,307 reads 24 comments

  25. Tarik Black's Story Just Keeps Getting Better for Houston Rockets

    On Dec. 13, Dwight Howard returned to the starting lineup for the Houston Rockets after missing 11 games. Tarik Black, one of this season’s most unlikely stories, capably filled in while Howard was away...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 14,597 reads 27 comments