1. 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 1 day ago 3,721 reads 34 comments

  2. 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 6 days ago 28,395 reads 67 comments

  3. 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 8 days ago 5,578 reads 33 comments

  4. 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 13 days ago 16,980 reads 82 comments

  5. 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 15 days ago 11,054 reads 117 comments

  6. 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 22 days ago 2,705 reads 38 comments

  7. 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 25 days ago 29,688 reads 120 comments

  8. 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 29 days ago 16,530 reads 76 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 54,939 reads 440 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 3,667 reads 24 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 41,690 reads 187 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 51,648 reads 208 comments

  13. 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 month ago 44,672 reads 114 comments

  14. 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 month ago 7,766 reads 39 comments

  15. 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 month ago 20,739 reads 135 comments

  16. 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 month ago 71,841 reads 388 comments

  17. 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 month ago 20,261 reads 147 comments

  18. 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 month ago 15,553 reads 124 comments

  19. 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 month ago 15,245 reads 105 comments

  20. 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 month ago 3,824 reads 5 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 125,518 reads 283 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 29,867 reads 97 comments

  23. 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 2 months ago 19,340 reads 113 comments

  24. 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 2 months ago 7,809 reads 129 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 26,410 reads 94 comments