1. Dwight Howard in Strange Role as Houston Rockets' Playoffs X-Factor

    Dwight Howard is back from injury (bone marrow aspirate injection), but he’s not returning to the same role he had before he went out...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 45,022 reads 90 comments

  2. 10 Moments That Defined James Harden's Historic Season

    James Harden 's season started with controversy, but it may end with an MVP and a scoring championship. The Houston Rockets superstar has done nothing but back up his words, all year long...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 2,761 reads 6 comments

  3. Why Steve Kerr's Season Is the Best by Any NBA Rookie Coach Ever

    When the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks on April 4, Steve Kerr set a new NBA record for wins by a rookie head coach...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 7,681 reads 43 comments

  4. Donatas Motiejunas or Terrence Jones: Who Should Start at PF for Houston Rockets

    In short order, the Houston Rockets will be faced with the most pleasant of dilemmas: Who should start at power forward, Terrence Jones or Donatas Motiejunas ? For the bulk ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 9,171 reads 69 comments

  5. Derrick Rose's Return May Not Require Much Adjusting from Chicago Bulls

    In many ways, this might seem like this is just another year of waiting for the Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose coming back from injury...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 13,941 reads 63 comments

  6. How Will History Remember Anthony Davis' Masterpiece of a Season?

    In 15 years, when Anthony Davis announces his retirement after the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Mexico City Matadors in the NBA Finals, people will look back at his career and ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 19,214 reads 42 comments

  7. Projecting Chicago Bulls' Best and Worst Eastern Conference Playoff Matchups

    The Chicago Bulls are gearing up for the postseason. Who are they likely to play? Who do they want to play? And what seed do they want land? They currently reside in third, after trouncing the Toronto Raptors by 13 points on March 25...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 20,961 reads 86 comments

  8. Mirotic Making NBA Rookie of the Year Race About More Than Just Wiggins

    As we headed into the All-Star break, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves was going to win the Rookie of the Year...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 23,889 reads 113 comments

  9. One Issue Potential NBA Playoff Teams Need to Battle

    The greatest reset button in the NBA is the beginning of the playoffs. Every team is 0-0 when the postseason starts, regardless of who it's playing...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 46,477 reads 203 comments

  10. Dwight Howard's Absence Making James Harden's MVP Case Even Stronger

    James Harden should be this year’s MVP. Stephen Curry has done more with more. Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis have done less with less. And LeBron James has done less with more...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 7,121 reads 92 comments

  11. Projecting Houston Rockets' Best and Worst Western Conference Playoff Matchups

    With the playoffs just a month away, it’s time to start pondering what the potential matchups are. With the crazy, packed Western Conference, who knows how the final seedings will pan out...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 6,198 reads 44 comments

  12. Ranking the Best Starting Lineups in the NBA

    Who has the best starting five in the NBA ? And how do you determine that? It’s not as easy as just looking at records. Benches and injuries play into things as well. Even trades can factor in...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 11,961 reads 36 comments

  13. Don't Count out Chicago Bulls from NBA's Title Race Just Yet

    If the playoffs started today, the Chicago Bulls wouldn’t go very far. They’ve been pretty awful lately. In the month of March, they are 3-6. They’ve been outscored by 5...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 18,465 reads 94 comments

  14. Houston Rockets Have Found the Right Help for James Harden in the Playoffs

    When the Houston Rockets played the Utah Jazz on March 12, James Harden had one of his worst games of the year, and the Jazz thrashed the Rockets, 109-91. It was a continuation of Harden’s recent three-game slump...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 23,509 reads 72 comments

  15. What's Nikola Mirotic's Ceiling for the Chicago Bulls Now?

    When Nikola Mirotic was playing in Europe, everyone wanted to know: Was he the next Toni Kukoc? The next Dirk Nowitzki ? Or was he just the next Andrea Bargnani? Now that he’s ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 26,779 reads 74 comments

  16. Each NBA Team's Biggest Boost Off the Bench

    One of the most exciting experiences for an NBA fan is when their team is seemingly out of a game, only to have the bench come in and turn things around. For that reason, we want to honor the guys who bring the biggest boost off the bench...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 74,779 reads 171 comments

  17. How Donatas Motiejunas Became Houston Rockets' Best Low-Post Threat

    Donatas Motiejunas has turned out to be the right answer, but apparently the Houston Rockets got the question wrong. They thought he was going to be their stretch 4. Instead, he’s become the team’s best low-post scorer...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 5,789 reads 3 comments

  18. Josh Smith Is Slowly Saving His Season and More with Houston Rockets

    When Josh Smith first went to the Houston Rockets , all the stories were about how much better the Detroit Pistons were without him. But Smith has been better on his new team, too, as he’s slowly salvaging his season and image...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 years ago 6,595 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 2 years ago 11,028 reads 69 comments

  20. 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 2 years ago 3,316 reads 12 comments

  21. 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 2 years ago 16,590 reads 30 comments

  22. 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 2 years ago 2,940 reads 12 comments

  23. '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 2 years ago 9,200 reads 21 comments

  24. 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 2 years ago 19,968 reads 106 comments

  25. 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 2 years ago 66,480 reads 82 comments