1. Houston Rockets Most Likely to Be Traded Before the Deadline

    The Houston Rockets are not having the season they wanted; that much is clear. What is murky now is the best course of action for the remainder of their season. Houston is in seventh place in the Western Conference and just two games over ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 18,062 reads 88 comments

  2. Diagnosing the Houston Rockets' Remaining Flaws

    As the NBA season approaches the halfway point, it’s getting hard to deny the Houston Rockets are the league’s most disappointing team. Western Conference finalists last year, they are 17-19 and struggling to hold on to the No...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 11,994 reads 96 comments

  3. Final 2015 Player Power Rankings for the Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls have been about as bipolar as a team can possibly be this season. From one game to the next it’s hard to get a grip on whether they’re going to be a ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 12,449 reads 56 comments

  4. Early-Season Report Cards for Houston Rockets' Key Prospects

    The Houston Rockets are intriguing from the perspective of their age. They are neither a particularly young team nor an old one...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 5,292 reads 41 comments

  5. 3 Hidden Bright Spots for the Chicago Bulls so Far

    The Chicago Bulls are off to a rocky yet surprisingly successful start through the first quarter of the 2015-16 NBA season. Some things had fans yelling for joy, and there were also plenty of reasons to holler with frustration...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 2,760 reads 0 comments

  6. 3 Hidden Bright Spots for the Houston Rockets so Far

    The first quarter of the Houston Rockets ' season was neither what their fans were expecting nor hoping for...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 1 year ago 8,921 reads 46 comments

  7. 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 over 1 year ago 4,679 reads 26 comments

  8. 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 over 1 year ago 16,157 reads 59 comments

  9. 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 over 1 year ago 16,942 reads 72 comments

  10. 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 over 1 year ago 3,495 reads 21 comments

  11. 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 over 1 year ago 11,173 reads 45 comments

  12. 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 over 1 year ago 1,466 reads 6 comments

  13. 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 over 1 year ago 7,620 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 almost 2 years ago 4,927 reads 55 comments

  15. 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 almost 2 years ago 16,394 reads 104 comments

  16. 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 almost 2 years ago 25,922 reads 115 comments

  17. 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 2 years ago 16,604 reads 110 comments

  18. 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 2 years ago 54,330 reads 355 comments

  19. 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 2 years ago 49,310 reads 192 comments

  20. 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 2 years ago 30,162 reads 125 comments

  21. 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 2 years ago 35,399 reads 108 comments

  22. 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 2 years ago 120,763 reads 616 comments

  23. 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 2 years ago 23,128 reads 143 comments

  24. 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 2 years ago 24,751 reads 212 comments

  25. 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 2 years ago 21,504 reads 149 comments