1. Terrence Jones Proving He Can Be Houston Rockets' 3rd Star

    Terrence Jones is feasting at the rim, and in doing so, he is becoming the third scorer the Houston Rockets desperately need to take the pressure off James Harden in a postseason run...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 11,024 reads 69 comments

  2. Who Will Carry These Injured Chicago Bulls to the Playoffs?

    If “ball is life,” then being a Chicago Bulls fan must be death. The sucker punches keep coming. First, Derrick Rose is out four to six weeks with another knee injury...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 3,312 reads 12 comments

  3. Are Houston Rockets Wasting Rookie Kostas Papanikolaou?

    For the first month of the season, the Houston Rockets ’ best man off the bench was Kostas Papanikolaou . But since they acquired Corey Brewer and Josh Smith , he’s dropped out of the rotation...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 16,565 reads 30 comments

  4. Jimmy Butler and Tony Snell Give These Bulls Wings

    The Chicago Bulls may not know what lies ahead for them in regards to Derrick Rose . But what they do know is that Jimmy Butler and Tony Snell are emerging as a pair of wings who can fly them into the future...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 2,926 reads 12 comments

  5. 'Headband Brothers' Josh Smith and Corey Brewer Are Coming Up Big for Rockets

    When the Houston Rockets acquired Corey Brewer and Josh Smith in December, it wasn ’t immediately obvious how well they would mesh together...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 9,154 reads 21 comments

  6. Did Houston Rockets Do Enough to Bolster Roster for the Playoffs?

    The Houston Rockets have steadily rebuilt their bench throughout the season, consummating those efforts with the additions of Pablo Prigioni and K.J. McDaniels on deadline day, per Ramona Shelburne and Ian Begley of ESPN...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 19,908 reads 106 comments

  7. The Best GM in Every Other NBA Team's History

    Every trade that drops before the trade deadline will by hyper-analyzed, but remember, for every lopsided transaction there are two necessary facets: the executive who took advantage of a situation and the one who let that happen...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 66,291 reads 82 comments

  8. Power Ranking Each Houston Rockets Player Heading into 2015 NBA All-Star Break

    The Houston Rockets are on their All-Star break, and they have to be pleased. They own a 36-17 record, tied for fourth-best in the NBA . And that’s come in spite of enough injuries to fill a hospital ward...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 6,717 reads 30 comments

  9. How Tom Thibodeau Can Quiet the Noise Surrounding His Chicago Bulls

    Gossip is like a toxic swamp beast: It can be a spontaneously-generated thing that just feeds off negativity and grows. Whether the monstrosity’s source is fact or fiction, it’s here and it’s hungry...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 5,745 reads 28 comments

  10. Will Houston Rockets' Three-Pointer Obsession Backfire?

    The Houston Rockets are firing off three-point shots at a record rate. While that has been a part of their reason for regular-season success, is it unsustainable it in the playoffs? There are two schools of thought here...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 4,116 reads 21 comments

  11. A Healthy Mike Dunleavy May Hold Hidden Key to Chicago Bulls' Ceiling

    On New Year’s Day, Mike Dunleavy Jr. of the Chicago Bulls injured his foot in a game against the Denver Nuggets . Neither the severity of his injury nor the impact of his pending loss were immediately apparent...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 9,600 reads 46 comments

  12. Houston Rockets' Playoff Hopes Hinge on Dwight Howard's Injured Knee

    The Houston Rockets are built to win their first playoff series since 2009, but only if Dwight Howard ’s knee can hold up. And with him sitting a prolonged period for the second time this season, that’s a growing concern...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 3,494 reads 43 comments

  13. How Badly Do Houston Rockets Need an Upgrade at Point Guard?

    The Houston Rockets have progressively built an elite team, but they are still one piece away from being a true title contender. They need an upgrade—or at the least, another option—at point guard...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 39,973 reads 160 comments

  14. How Chicago Bulls Can Get Back into Title Contention

    The Chicago Bulls are 30-17, leading the Central Division, 1.5 games out of the No. 2 seed and just became the first team to beat the Golden State Warriors in Oakland. So of course, Bulls fans everywhere are panicking...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 4,154 reads 33 comments

  15. Biggest Takeaways from Houston Rockets' 1st Half of the Season

    Halfway through the season is a good chance to stop and review where the Houston Rockets are at. What have we learned about them? Last offseason, the prevailing view was that the Rockets had taken a step back...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 4,113 reads 13 comments

  16. Why Isn't the Houston Rockets' Contemporary Offense More Dangerous?

    The Houston Rockets are famously at the forefront of analytics, with general manager Daryl Morey being the author of their strategy. Yet they are a middling 14th in offensive rating...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about almost 2 years ago 9,717 reads 50 comments

  17. 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 almost 2 years ago 8,526 reads 43 comments

  18. 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 almost 2 years ago 18,668 reads 143 comments

  19. 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 almost 2 years ago 7,759 reads 29 comments

  20. 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 almost 2 years ago 8,901 reads 30 comments

  21. 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 almost 2 years ago 9,763 reads 42 comments

  22. 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 almost 2 years ago 39,139 reads 203 comments

  23. 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 almost 2 years ago 9,762 reads 32 comments

  24. 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 almost 2 years ago 22,113 reads 69 comments

  25. 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 almost 2 years ago 9,713 reads 45 comments