1. 2014-15 Season Must Be Joakim Noah's Finest as a Chicago Bull

    Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls is coming off one of the best all-around seasons in recent history. He must do even better in 2014-15, but not in the way you might think...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 35,619 reads 120 comments

  2. Chicago Bulls' Depth Is a Good but Real Problem

    The Chicago Bulls are in an unfamiliar position this year. Faced with the conundrum of their deepest roster since Tom Thibodeau became head coach in 2010, they need to figure out how to get all these guys minutes...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 months ago 16,917 reads 76 comments

  3. Chicago Bulls, Not Cleveland Cavs Are Eastern Conference Favorites

    Over the offseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers improved more than any team in the NBA . As much as they did, though, they didn ’t do enough to catch the Chicago Bulls , who did more than anyone other than Clevleand ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 56,309 reads 434 comments

  4. Pressure Is on Houston Rockets Youngsters to Step Up This Season

    The Houston Rockets ' younger players are being pressed into a greater role this year, and the team’s prospects depend very much on how well they respond...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 3,749 reads 24 comments

  5. James Harden Discusses Paul George's Injury, Team USA and Personal Development

    James Harden of the Houston Rockets is one of the burgeoning young superstars in the NBA , having transitioned in the last few years from sixth man with the Oklahoma City Thunder to team leader and elite scorer with the Rockets...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 42,069 reads 187 comments

  6. Prepare for the Joakim Noah-Pau Gasol Show This Season

    Chicago Bulls fans should get ready for something they haven’t seen in a long time: entertaining basketball...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 52,136 reads 208 comments

  7. Is Doug McDermott Going to Be a Specialist or a Key Cog for Chicago Bulls?

    The Chicago Bulls paid a big price for the rights to Doug McDermott on draft night. Were they paying for a specialist or a critical player who can help them compete for championships? ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 45,120 reads 114 comments

  8. How Houston Rockets Defense Can Drastically Improve This Season

    Last season, the Houston Rockets weren’t a bad defensive team, but they could have been much better. With the right health, changes in personnel and emphasis, they could join the league's elite...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 7,820 reads 39 comments

  9. 3 Ways James Harden Must Improve to Become Truly Elite in 2014-15

    James Harden of the Houston Rockets is one of the best scorers in the NBA , but he’s still a step below the NBA’s truly elite. If and when he addresses the flaws in his game, he has it in him to be the MVP and lead the Rockets to a title...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 21,089 reads 135 comments

  10. Past NBA Defensive Stars with Best Shot to Stop Today's Biggest Offensive Force

    What would happen in a hypothetical world where the greatest defensive players from bygone eras could time-travel to the present and guard the elite scorers of today? If you could ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 71,924 reads 388 comments

  11. Realistic Expectations for Nikola Mirotic's Rookie Season with the Chicago Bulls

    Nikola Mirotic , whose rights the Chicago Bulls obtained from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2011 draft, has finally bought out his contract with Real Madrid and inked with the Windy City...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 21,160 reads 147 comments

  12. Why Did Houston Rockets Give Up After Striking out on Chris Bosh?

    After hitting home runs in the offseason of 2012 with James Harden and 2013 with Dwight Howard , the Houston Rockets went for a third. But, after attempting to nab either Carmelo Anthony or Chris Bosh , they struck out and then seemingly quit...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 16,140 reads 124 comments

  13. Chicago Bulls' Conservative Offseason Will Pay Big Dividends

    When Carmelo Anthony decided to stay with the New York Knicks instead of signing with the Chicago Bulls , it was deemed a “failure” on the part of the latter's front office...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 15,333 reads 105 comments

  14. Troy Daniels Must Transition from Feel-Good Story to Real Deal for Rockets

    If they wrote a Hollywood script about Troy Daniels , it would have ended when he sank the game-winning three-point shot against the Portland Trail Blazers with 11 seconds left to play in Game 3 of the 2014 playoffs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 4,062 reads 5 comments

  15. How Would a Free-Agent Michael Jordan Handle LeBron's Social Media World?

    LeBron James rumors have been besetting the NBA fans since the start of the offseason, but that's in part due to the participation of the masses. The LeBronathon didn't come from nowhere, though; it stems from the legacy of Michael Jordan...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 125,776 reads 283 comments

  16. Updated Long-Term Plan for the Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls had a successful offseason, not only for next season, but for the next three. In fact, to fairly evaluate the front office’s performance, it’s worth ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 30,226 reads 97 comments

  17. 3 Adjustments Tom Thibodeau Must Make with Chicago Bulls This Season

    The Chicago Bulls are putting the finishing touches on their 2014-15 team, and they now easily have the best offensive roster since Tom Thibodeau became the head coach...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 19,368 reads 113 comments

  18. Can Chicago Bulls Regain Favorite Status in NBA Central Division?

    Suddenly, the Central is the toughest division in the Eastern Conference. Just three years ago, the Chicago Bulls were beating up on their weaker opponents in climbing to the NBA 's best record...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 7,940 reads 129 comments

  19. How Chicago Bulls' Signing Pau Gasol Shapes Rest of 2014 Offseason

    The Chicago Bulls have signed Pau Gasol , the consolation prize of their 2013-14 offseason. Now all that’s left to do is figure out how to finish constructing the rest of the team...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 26,629 reads 94 comments

  20. Best Bargain-Bin NBA 2014 Free-Agency Options for Chicago Bulls

    Once all the Carmelo Anthony dust settles and the Chicago Bulls sign their major free agent(s), the Bulls will still need to flesh out their roster, and they won't have a ton of money to do it...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 50,833 reads 112 comments

  21. Why Derrick Rose Shouldn't Be Expected to Recruit Chicago Bulls' Next Star

    Why is Derrick Rose vilified for loyalty in an age of NBA betrayal? Incredibly, with free agent Carmelo Anthony visiting the Chicago Bulls on July 1, everyone wasn’t talking about whether Anthony would sign with the Bulls...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 14,309 reads 62 comments

  22. What's Standing in Way of NBA Free Agency's Big-Game Hunters?

    It’s big-game hunting season in the NBA , and seven teams are looking to land the superstar who can put them into championship contention. For each one, there’s a big obstacle standing in its way...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 17,198 reads 38 comments

  23. How Chicago Bulls Can Survive Their Worst-Case Scenarios in 2014 NBA Free Agency

    Chicago Bulls fans awoke on Independence Day to learn that the Bulls had helped their long-coveted, draft-and-stash European sensation, Nikola Mirotic , purchase his own independence from Real Madrid...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 32,421 reads 148 comments

  24. How Tom Thibodeau Would Transform Carmelo Anthony's Defensive Image

    The Chicago Bulls had the first meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Jul. 1, the first day of free agency. If he agrees to sign with them, Tom Thibodeau ’s first priority will be to turn around Anthony’s beleaguered defensive image...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 12,097 reads 41 comments

  25. What Offseason Moves Are Next for Chicago Bulls with NBA Draft Complete?

    The first chapter of the Chicago Bulls ’ offseason was written during the draft on Thursday night, as they traded their two first-round picks (Nos...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 27,827 reads 172 comments