1. 7 Bold Predictions for the Houston Rockets During 2014-15 Season

    The Houston Rockets are preparing to launch their regular season, the fans are ready to watch in enthusiasm and the analysts are ready to predict what happens...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 4,934 reads 13 comments

  2. Houston Rockets' Biggest Red Flags Entering This Season

    The preseason has answered some questions for the Houston Rockets , but there have been some red flags raised too. Their major emphasis has been on the defense...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 5,327 reads 31 comments

  3. NBA Preseason Determining Destinies for Houston Rockets Bench

    HOUSTON—It’s the night of Oct. 13, 2014, and the  Houston Rockets are hosting the Phoenix Suns . Dwight Howard and James Harden are sitting this one out, but that’s no surprise...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 5,321 reads 19 comments

  4. Breaking Down What Makes James Harden an Elite Offensive Player

    James Harden of the Houston Rockets may be the most intriguing case study in the NBA . He’s easily one of the five most gifted offensive players in the league, yet all anyone talks about anymore is his defense...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 32,172 reads 115 comments

  5. Power Ranking Houston Rockets Players Heading into 2014-15 NBA Season

    The Houston Rockets currently have 19 players on their roster, and perhaps more than any other team in the NBA , regular playing time is up for grabs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 6,005 reads 41 comments

  6. Dwight Howard Can Still Win Defensive Player of the Year Again Very Soon

    It wasn't that long ago that Dwight Howard was universally considered the best center and defensive player in the league...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 16,527 reads 155 comments

  7. What Would It Take for Kevin McHale to Lose His Houston Rockets Job This Year?

    Kevin McHale is entering his fourth year as the head coach of the Houston Rockets , and if the team continues to perform as it has under his tenure, it should be his last. Last spring, the team picked up the final year of his contract...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 3,972 reads 37 comments

  8. How Stephen Curry Can Cement Status as a Top-10 Player During 2014-15

    Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has emerged as one of the 10 best players in the NBA , but that placement isn ’t cemented. He needs to deal with some holes in his game to retain that status...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 33,852 reads 105 comments

  9. Predicting the Biggest Changes We'll See from Houston Rockets Next Season

    The Houston Rockets face a paradoxical conundrum: While they technically got worse, they are at a point in their rebuilding efforts when they are normally expected to improve. That presents some big challenges for them in the upcoming campaign...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 8,403 reads 21 comments

  10. Why the Orlando Magic Are Poised to Be the NBA's Next Upstart

    The Orlando Magic might not look like it now, but they’re on the road to being the next franchise to ascend the standings. The moves they’ ve made since the Dwight Howard trade have them on the road to the playoffs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 7,233 reads 47 comments

  11. Has Kobe Bryant Already Played His Last Postseason Game?

    Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His name has become almost synonymous with "postseason," but the reality is he has very likely competed in the last playoff game of his career...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 11,578 reads 152 comments

  12. Why Some NBA Points Mean More Than Others

    Of all the stats in basketball, none are as prestigious as points. But some points are still better than others. Nothing can validate a player more than pouring in a massive number of basketballs through the net...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 73,174 reads 172 comments

  13. Is Trevor Ariza Really the Key to Fixing Houston Rockets Defense?

    The Houston Rockets ' biggest acquisition this offseason, Trevor Ariza , has been touted as the solution to their defensive problems...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 5,615 reads 54 comments

  14. How B/R's New Rebounder Rating Proves Not All NBA Boards Are Created Equal

    Rebounds, unlike men, are not all created equal, and Bleacher Report's new Rebounder Rating proves it. As a statistical measure, rebounds can be misleading. On the surface, they’re all the same—it's just grabbing a missed shot...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 28,874 reads 67 comments

  15. Predicting Houston Rockets' Final 2014-15 Record

    The Houston Rockets had a rockier offseason than they would have liked, but they still have a couple of superstars in James Harden and Dwight Howard . And that’s enough to put them in contention for a playoff run...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 6,311 reads 33 comments

  16. How Can You Really Know Which NBA Point Guards Are Succeeding?

    What constitutes a good point guard? Is he in the traditional, “pass-first” mold or the new type who also looks to score? And can Passer Rating illuminate anything on ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 18,048 reads 82 comments

  17. 5 Things Houston Rockets Must Figure Out Before Start of 2014-15 Season

    The Houston Rockets have made a lot of moves this summer and still have more to make. There are still things they need to figure out before the season tips off...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 11,389 reads 117 comments

  18. Dwight Howard and James Harden Must Restore Harmony in Houston

    Dwight Howard and James Harden are the superstars and indeed the cornerstones of the Houston Rockets . For the team to improve, they will also be required to restore harmony in H-Town...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 2,973 reads 38 comments

  19. 2014-15 Season Must Be Joakim Noah's Finest as a Chicago Bull

    Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls is coming off one of the best all-around seasons in recent history. He must do even better in 2014-15, but not in the way you might think...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 37,664 reads 118 comments

  20. Chicago Bulls' Depth Is a Good but Real Problem

    The Chicago Bulls are in an unfamiliar position this year. Faced with the conundrum of their deepest roster since Tom Thibodeau became head coach in 2010, they need to figure out how to get all these guys minutes...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 16,984 reads 75 comments

  21. Chicago Bulls, Not Cleveland Cavs Are Eastern Conference Favorites

    Over the offseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers improved more than any team in the NBA . As much as they did, though, they didn ’t do enough to catch the Chicago Bulls , who did more than anyone other than Clevleand ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 56,484 reads 443 comments

  22. Pressure Is on Houston Rockets Youngsters to Step Up This Season

    The Houston Rockets ' younger players are being pressed into a greater role this year, and the team’s prospects depend very much on how well they respond...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 3,755 reads 24 comments

  23. James Harden Discusses Paul George's Injury, Team USA and Personal Development

    James Harden of the Houston Rockets is one of the burgeoning young superstars in the NBA , having transitioned in the last few years from sixth man with the Oklahoma City Thunder to team leader and elite scorer with the Rockets...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 42,394 reads 187 comments

  24. Prepare for the Joakim Noah-Pau Gasol Show This Season

    Chicago Bulls fans should get ready for something they haven’t seen in a long time: entertaining basketball...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about over 2 years ago 52,235 reads 208 comments

  25. 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 over 2 years ago 45,190 reads 114 comments