1. 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 9 months ago 14,613 reads 27 comments

  2. 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 9 months ago 1,995 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 9 months ago 6,769 reads 26 comments

  4. 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 9 months ago 15,481 reads 66 comments

  5. 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 9 months ago 5,295 reads 20 comments

  6. 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 9 months ago 8,968 reads 35 comments

  7. 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 9 months ago 16,786 reads 74 comments

  8. The Best New Rivalries in the NBA

    There is a need for new NBA rivalries to take hold of our imagination and make us turn on the TV. For years, the greatest feud was the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 38,152 reads 141 comments

  9. Are Houston Rockets Title Contenders or Just Really Good Pretenders?

    Almost 20 percent of the way through the season, the Houston Rockets are blowing up expectations, sitting on a 13-4 record...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 14,008 reads 160 comments

  10. How Safe Is Patrick Beverley's Job as Houston Rockets' Starting Point Guard?

    As the Houston Rockets ’ starting point guard Patrick Beverley continues to miss games with injury, the Rockets’ failure to miss him much raises questions about his importance to the starting lineup...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 21,629 reads 123 comments

  11. How Critical Is Dwight Howard to Houston Rockets?

    The Houston Rockets have announced that Dwight Howard is out indefinitely after undergoing “platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat his strained right knee,” per Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 13,108 reads 25 comments

  12. NBA's Most Reliable Sharpshooters So Far This Season

    In basketball, there are scorers and there are shooters. And while shooters will always score, scorers don’t always shoot. So we decided to score up the best sharpshooters in the NBA ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 13,217 reads 63 comments

  13. Houston Rockets Have Quietly Become a Defensive Team

    The Houston Rockets became one of the best defenses in the NBA while no one was watching. And while it’s easy to dismiss that as just early-season anomaly, there are valid ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 5,930 reads 34 comments

  14. Houston Rockets' Most Surprising Players of the Early Season

    There are two kinds of surprises in life, and the Houston Rockets ’ roster represents both in the early part of the 2014-15 season...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 9 months ago 5,288 reads 21 comments

  15. Most Startling Statistics of Houston Rockets' Season So Far

    The Houston Rockets are off to a 9-2 start, and to some that in and of itself might be a startling statistic. After all the Rockets weren’t expected to be this good this year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 10 months ago 3,311 reads 10 comments

  16. NBA Starting Fives Showing Unity This Season

    There is something to be said for continuity. That’s apparent when viewing the best starting rotations early in the NBA season...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 10 months ago 15,879 reads 31 comments

  17. 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 10 months ago 10,957 reads 46 comments

  18. 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 10 months ago 3,723 reads 10 comments

  19. 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 10 months ago 12,119 reads 48 comments

  20. 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 10 months ago 7,867 reads 21 comments

  21. 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 10 months ago 1,364 reads 5 comments

  22. 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 10 months ago 6,103 reads 16 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 14,321 reads 56 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 12,892 reads 20 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 6,394 reads 16 comments