1. Trevor Ariza Is Making Houston Rockets Fans Forget About Chandler Parsons

    The adage “sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good” is holding true for the Houston Rockets . Last summer, they had to “settle” for Trevor Ariza after losing Chandler Parsons to the Dallas Mavericks in free agency...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 10,877 reads 46 comments

  2. Finding Perfect Rotation for the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets are off to blazing start, winning seven of their first eight games, with all their victories coming by double digits...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 3,703 reads 10 comments

  3. How James Harden Can Become Dark-Horse NBA MVP Candidate

    James Harden is leading the Houston Rockets to a surprisingly good start. In fact, if things continue on their present trajectory, he might even win the 2015 Most Valuable Player award...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 12,069 reads 48 comments

  4. How Terrence Jones Can Turn Hot Start into a Breakout Season for Houston Rockets

    Terrence Jones has been hot, and under the radar, for Houston Rockets ' early season. That’s largely due to an improved skill set combined with smart shot selection...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 7,860 reads 21 comments

  5. Progress Report on Houston Rockets' Defensive Improvement Efforts

    The Houston Rockets are off to their best start since 1994-95, when they won their last championship. The key to their success has been a renewed attention to defense, as their ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 1,361 reads 5 comments

  6. The Good, Bad and Ugly from Houston Rockets' Early-Season Results

    The Houston Rockets couldn’t have hoped for a better start to their season, winning all six of their games by double digits. In fact, almost no one could have anticipated this...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 6,073 reads 16 comments

  7. Who Will Develop into Houston Rockets' 6th Man?

    The Houston Rockets ’ early season is manifesting one essential thing: While their starters are shining, their bench is not. That is something that could be helped with the emergence of a true sixth man...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 14,271 reads 56 comments

  8. 3 NBA Players Who Could Learn a Lot from Watching Joakim Noah

    Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls , more than any player in the league, is better defined by his intangibles than his numbers. There are more talented centers in the league, but Noah plays on their level because of who he is as much as what he does...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 12,844 reads 20 comments

  9. How Much Does Jason Terry Have Left in the Tank for Houston Rockets This Season

    Jason Terry has answered one question in the Houston Rockets ’ first two games of the season, although, it might not be the answer that fans are hoping for: He’s ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 6,335 reads 16 comments

  10. Grading Houston Rockets' Final 13-Man Roster

    Grading the Houston Rockets ’ final 13-man roster is a twofold trick. First it requires figuring out what that roster is going to be, then it requires determining how well each member is going to play...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 14,337 reads 59 comments

  11. 7 Bold Predictions for the Houston Rockets During 2014-15 Season

    The Houston Rockets are preparing to launch their regular season, the fans are ready to watch in enthusiasm and the analysts are ready to predict what happens...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 4,818 reads 13 comments

  12. Houston Rockets' Biggest Red Flags Entering This Season

    The preseason has answered some questions for the Houston Rockets , but there have been some red flags raised too. Their major emphasis has been on the defense...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 5,302 reads 31 comments

  13. NBA Preseason Determining Destinies for Houston Rockets Bench

    HOUSTON—It’s the night of Oct. 13, 2014, and the  Houston Rockets are hosting the Phoenix Suns . Dwight Howard and James Harden are sitting this one out, but that’s no surprise...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 5,275 reads 19 comments

  14. Breaking Down What Makes James Harden an Elite Offensive Player

    James Harden of the Houston Rockets may be the most intriguing case study in the NBA . He’s easily one of the five most gifted offensive players in the league, yet all anyone talks about anymore is his defense...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 27,621 reads 115 comments

  15. Power Ranking Houston Rockets Players Heading into 2014-15 NBA Season

    The Houston Rockets currently have 19 players on their roster, and perhaps more than any other team in the NBA , regular playing time is up for grabs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 5,841 reads 41 comments

  16. Dwight Howard Can Still Win Defensive Player of the Year Again Very Soon

    It wasn't that long ago that Dwight Howard was universally considered the best center and defensive player in the league...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 16,394 reads 155 comments

  17. What Would It Take for Kevin McHale to Lose His Houston Rockets Job This Year?

    Kevin McHale is entering his fourth year as the head coach of the Houston Rockets , and if the team continues to perform as it has under his tenure, it should be his last. Last spring, the team picked up the final year of his contract...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 3,838 reads 37 comments

  18. How Stephen Curry Can Cement Status as a Top-10 Player During 2014-15

    Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has emerged as one of the 10 best players in the NBA , but that placement isn ’t cemented. He needs to deal with some holes in his game to retain that status...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 33,590 reads 105 comments

  19. Predicting the Biggest Changes We'll See from Houston Rockets Next Season

    The Houston Rockets face a paradoxical conundrum: While they technically got worse, they are at a point in their rebuilding efforts when they are normally expected to improve. That presents some big challenges for them in the upcoming campaign...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 8,387 reads 21 comments

  20. Why the Orlando Magic Are Poised to Be the NBA's Next Upstart

    The Orlando Magic might not look like it now, but they’re on the road to being the next franchise to ascend the standings. The moves they’ ve made since the Dwight Howard trade have them on the road to the playoffs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 7,105 reads 47 comments

  21. Has Kobe Bryant Already Played His Last Postseason Game?

    Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His name has become almost synonymous with "postseason," but the reality is he has very likely competed in the last playoff game of his career...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 10,869 reads 152 comments

  22. Why Some NBA Points Mean More Than Others

    Of all the stats in basketball, none are as prestigious as points. But some points are still better than others. Nothing can validate a player more than pouring in a massive number of basketballs through the net...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 72,898 reads 172 comments

  23. Is Trevor Ariza Really the Key to Fixing Houston Rockets Defense?

    The Houston Rockets ' biggest acquisition this offseason, Trevor Ariza , has been touted as the solution to their defensive problems...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 5,504 reads 54 comments

  24. How B/R's New Rebounder Rating Proves Not All NBA Boards Are Created Equal

    Rebounds, unlike men, are not all created equal, and Bleacher Report's new Rebounder Rating proves it. As a statistical measure, rebounds can be misleading. On the surface, they’re all the same—it's just grabbing a missed shot...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 28,680 reads 67 comments

  25. Predicting Houston Rockets' Final 2014-15 Record

    The Houston Rockets had a rockier offseason than they would have liked, but they still have a couple of superstars in James Harden and Dwight Howard . And that’s enough to put them in contention for a playoff run...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 6,249 reads 33 comments