1. Ranking the Best Defensive Small Forwards in the NBA

    In the third of a five-part series ranking every rotation player in the NBA who played at least 1,200* minutes last season, here are the small forward** rankings...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 26,993 reads 174 comments

  2. Awful NBA Rookie Seasons We Almost Forgot About

    Never, ever judge a player by his rookie season alone. There are some NBA stars from whom you never would have predicted greatness based on their inaugural years. We forget about them in the wake of the greatness that followed...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 20,921 reads 52 comments

  3. How Michael Jordan Re-Defined His Game to Extend Legendary Career

    Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest ever to play the game, and there is no shortage of reasons why that claim is made. Perhaps the most amazing thing about him is the way he re-defined himself to extend his career...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 30,982 reads 146 comments

  4. Ranking the Best Defensive Shooting Guards in the NBA

    The second part of our five-part "best defensive players in the league" series ranks the shooting guards. All the rankings are based on Weighted Averaged Metrics (WAM) and Weighted Averaged Metrics with Scouting (WAMS), two new metrics...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 46,901 reads 293 comments

  5. What Is the Derrick Rose Effect?

    What is the effect that Derrick Rose has on the Chicago Bulls ? How does he help the team beyond just being a highlight machine? Rose is the type of player who is defined by more than his statistics...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 26,364 reads 131 comments

  6. Are Chicago Bulls Really Championship Contenders?

    Are the Chicago Bulls truly championship contenders? There seems to be some controversy over that question. If you’re listening to the betting public, then it would seem they are...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 11,954 reads 163 comments

  7. Does Tom Thibodeau Lean on Chicago Bulls' Starters Too Heavily?

    The Chicago Bulls ’ head coach, Tom Thibodeau , has a reputation for being a brilliant general whose biggest deficiency is that he exhausts his troops, running them into the ground...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 10,996 reads 117 comments

  8. Ranking the Best Defensive Point Guards in the NBA

    Who are the best defensive point guards in the NBA , and how are they determined? In order to answer that, we introduce Weighted Averaged Metrics (WAM) and WAM with Scouting (WAMS), ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 48,196 reads 187 comments

  9. Can Chicago Bulls Pair Derrick Rose with Another Star During 2014 Offseason?

    Can the Chicago Bulls pair Derrick Rose with another star during the 2014 offseason? With Luol Deng ’s contract coming off the books and the amnesty still in their pocket to use on Carlos Boozer, it would seem that they can...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 28,232 reads 201 comments

  10. The Top 7 NBA Coaches We'd Most Like to Play For

    If you were an NBA player and you had your pick of the litter, which coach would you play for? Having given it some thought, we came up with a list of our own. In compiling this list, we considered what players want from their coach...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 18,179 reads 165 comments

  11. How Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler Will Make Each Other Better

    If there is a silver lining behind the cloud of Derrick Rose 's failure to return last season, it is the breakout showing by Jimmy Butler, who played particularly well after the All-Star break...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 19,262 reads 142 comments

  12. Breaking Down How to Solve the Chicago Bulls' Stalwart Defense

    The Chicago Bulls under Tom Thibodeau have proven to be the best defense in the NBA , boasting the lowest defensive rating in the Association since his arrival per Basketball-Reference...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 4,439 reads 17 comments

  13. Why LA Lakers' Model for Success Is Unsustainable in Today's NBA

    The Los Angeles Lakers are the best franchise in American sports over the last 65 years, but their past model of success doesn ’t guarantee future success. In fact, it’s unsustainable in today’s NBA ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 23,599 reads 264 comments

  14. How Mike Dunleavy Can Help Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls

    Mike Dunleavy , the Chicago Bulls key offseason acquisition, can help the Bulls a lot more than his mini mid-level exception might suggest. In fact, he should be the missing cog in helping the Bulls win an NBA Championship...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 8,995 reads 51 comments

  15. Chicago Bulls Management Must Value Tom Thibodeau, Keep Him Happy

    The Chicago Bulls management needs to keep head coach Tom Thibodeau happy. The degree to which they’re doing that right now is a bit of a debate...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 6,716 reads 21 comments

  16. Best-Case, Worst-Case Scenarios for Derrick Rose's Return Next Season

    Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls will soon be able to finally put “#thereturn” saga behind them. The moment Rose puts sneaker to hardwood, the saga is over. The story will then be about how Rose plays, not whether he plays...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 26,086 reads 108 comments

  17. How Opponents Will Test Derrick Rose Physically and Mentally This Season

    Derrick Rose is about to embark on the most challenging year of his career, and he will be tested both mentally and physically by his opponents every step of the way. He is coming off the season that wasn ’t...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 22,854 reads 175 comments

  18. Ranking the All-Time Misfires in NBA Free Agency over Last Decade

    As teams land their big-name free agents, fans across the nation revel in unbridled glee. But will any of these signings join the ranks of the worst misfires over the last decade? ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 60,143 reads 93 comments

  19. Why Mike Dunleavy Is Perfect Fit for Chicago Bulls Offense

    What does the Chicago Bulls ' newest acquisition bring to their chances of winning the title? He’s actually the perfect fit to help the team get past the Miami Heat and win the NBA championship...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 20,212 reads 180 comments

  20. Best Bargain Bin Free-Agent Centers for Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls moved expediently in free agency, snapping up Mike Dunleavy Jr. with their taxpayer mid-level exception on the first day...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 28,572 reads 123 comments

  21. Ranking the Greatest Signings in Last Decade of NBA Free Agency

    Who are the biggest free-agent signings in the last 10 years? Dwight Howard will eventually figure out where he wants to go, and when he does, he will become one of the biggest free-agent acquisitions in history...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 61,806 reads 110 comments

  22. Grading the Chicago Bulls Offseason Moves Thus Far

    The Chicago Bulls have been busy so far this offseason, making a number of moves. We have grades for all of them. They have already restacked a good portion of their bench in preparation for the 2013-14 NBA season...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 19,888 reads 82 comments

  23. The Worst 2013 Free-Agent Fit for Every NBA Team

    The one guarantee of the free-agent season is that there will be stupid—stupid rumors and stupid moves...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 5,024 reads 25 comments

  24. Pros and Cons of Chicago Bulls Building Title Contender Around Derrick Rose

    What are the pros and cons of building a title contender around Derrick Rose ? After his prolonged absence, and with his return finally coming this year, the debate resumes...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 31,119 reads 170 comments

  25. 2013 NBA Free Agency Predictions for Top 20 Names on the Market

    The NBA draft is now behind us, and the next major step in the offseason is free agency. Want to know where the biggest players are going to sign? Here are the top 20 players and where they will land...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 year ago 8,329 reads 63 comments