1. 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 1 year ago 45,152 reads 114 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 7,821 reads 39 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 21,152 reads 135 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 71,959 reads 388 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 21,207 reads 147 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 16,176 reads 124 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 15,333 reads 105 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 4,085 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 125,878 reads 283 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 30,457 reads 97 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 19,390 reads 113 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 7,944 reads 129 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 26,659 reads 94 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 50,855 reads 112 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 14,328 reads 62 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 17,200 reads 38 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 32,436 reads 148 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 12,099 reads 41 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 27,901 reads 172 comments

  20. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for Cleveland Cavaliers

    The 2014 NBA draft is complete, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took the next step in a big summer, drafting potential superstar Andrew “Lounge Act” Wiggins with the No...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 22,444 reads 52 comments

  21. Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: Buying or Selling Gossip Ahead of 2014 NBA Draft

    The Milwaukee Bucks have the second pick in the 2014 NBA draft , which is considered to be the best draft in over a decade...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 9,294 reads 29 comments

  22. The Best NBA Draft Pick Ever Taken with Each 1st-Round Selection

    With the 2014 NBA draft set for June 26, you might be wondering what type of player your favorite team will acquire with its first-round pick. With a little help from the Draft Finder on Basketball-Reference, we have your answer...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 128,465 reads 236 comments

  23. 2014 NBA Draft Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Chicago Bulls

    The 2014 NBA draft is now less than a week away, and the Chicago Bulls will begin making the decisions that could make this the most important offseason since the days of Michael Jordan...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 16,848 reads 34 comments

  24. Ranking the Most Dominant Dynasties in NBA History

    Where do the freshly crowned San Antonio Spurs place among the great dynasties in NBA history after winning their fifth title in 15 years? What constitutes a dynasty in the NBA? There are different ways people might approach such a topic...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 51,402 reads 260 comments

  25. Tony Snell Must Be Ready to Carve Role with Chicago Bulls Next Season

    Tony Snell , the sophomore wing for the Chicago Bulls , is about to face the biggest summer of his young life. The way he develops this offseason may have a ripple impact through his second season and career beyond that...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 17,830 reads 77 comments