1. 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 1 year ago 8,419 reads 43 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 18,589 reads 143 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 7,748 reads 29 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 8,877 reads 30 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 9,679 reads 42 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 39,107 reads 203 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 9,710 reads 32 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 22,007 reads 69 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 9,682 reads 45 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 5,720 reads 8 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 4,552 reads 10 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 18,543 reads 84 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 4,066 reads 45 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 80,512 reads 152 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 27,558 reads 84 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 14,378 reads 66 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 6,035 reads 41 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 7,322 reads 24 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 14,625 reads 27 comments

  20. Biggest Early-Season Storylines for Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets have already played a quarter of their games, but some of the fans might just be starting to pay attention. Perhaps you’ve been watching college football and now need something else to fill your Saturday evenings...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 1,995 reads 8 comments

  21. Will James Harden's Ref-Baiting Come Back to Bite Him?

    James Harden goes to the free-throw strip a lot. He’s attempted (192) and made (172) more freebies than anyone in the league this year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 6,908 reads 26 comments

  22. 10 Young Players Ready to Lead Now

    As Kobe Bryant reaches his twilight, LeBron James nears the end of his prime and Kevin Durant hits his peak years, the NBA circle of life marches forward, with new youngsters ready to carry their teams and the league into the future...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 15,483 reads 66 comments

  23. Hidden Blessings to Houston Rockets' Early Injury Problems

    The Houston Rockets have had an insane number of injuries to deal with through the first quarter of the season. And in many ways, those wounds have turned out to be blessings in disguise...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 5,301 reads 20 comments

  24. How the NBA Turned into a Point Guard's League

    The NBA has evolved over the years, and its latest evolutionary jump has made the point guard the most essential player on the court and the position as stocked as it has ever been...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 9,308 reads 35 comments

  25. 5 Potential Midseason Acquisitions for the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets have another tool in their belt they can use before the season is over: the trade exception from dealing Jeremy Lin to the Los Angeles Lakers last summer...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 16,797 reads 74 comments