1. 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 over 2 years ago 8,937 reads 30 comments

  2. 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 over 2 years ago 9,854 reads 42 comments

  3. 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 over 2 years ago 39,153 reads 203 comments

  4. 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 over 2 years ago 9,784 reads 32 comments

  5. 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 over 2 years ago 22,134 reads 69 comments

  6. 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 over 2 years ago 9,721 reads 45 comments

  7. 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 over 2 years ago 5,744 reads 8 comments

  8. 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 over 2 years ago 4,570 reads 10 comments

  9. 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 over 2 years ago 18,807 reads 84 comments

  10. 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 over 2 years ago 4,091 reads 45 comments

  11. 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 over 2 years ago 81,490 reads 152 comments

  12. 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 over 2 years ago 27,680 reads 84 comments

  13. 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 over 2 years ago 14,427 reads 66 comments

  14. 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 over 2 years ago 6,506 reads 41 comments

  15. 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 over 2 years ago 7,336 reads 24 comments

  16. 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 over 2 years ago 14,672 reads 27 comments

  17. 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 over 2 years ago 2,074 reads 8 comments

  18. 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 over 2 years ago 7,059 reads 26 comments

  19. 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 over 2 years ago 15,516 reads 66 comments

  20. 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 over 2 years ago 5,385 reads 20 comments

  21. 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 over 2 years ago 9,662 reads 35 comments

  22. 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 over 2 years ago 16,824 reads 73 comments

  23. 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 over 2 years ago 40,509 reads 141 comments

  24. 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 over 2 years ago 14,053 reads 160 comments

  25. 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 over 2 years ago 21,677 reads 123 comments