1. 5 Problems the L.A. Lakers Must Solve Before the End of the Season

    Despite a 10-10 start, the Los Angeles Lakers ' season has not gone well. They are 9-39 (29th in the league) with an average scoring difference of -8.0 (29th) since Dec. 1, per NBA...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 6 days ago 16,196 reads 0 comments

  2. Houston Rockets' Biggest Needs Heading into 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    Two things are clear regarding the Houston Rockets ’ potential this season: They seem to be a lock for home-court advantage in the first round. But they don’t seem to have much way of moving up...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 13 days ago 12,360 reads 0 comments

  3. Chicago Bulls Trade Value Rankings Heading into 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    I don’t want to sound hyperbolic here, but it has been a dramatic couple of weeks for the Chicago Bulls ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 20 days ago 11,847 reads 0 comments

  4. Houston Rockets Trade Value Rankings Heading into 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    The Houston Rockets are stumbling through January after a red-hot December, but that doesn’t mean they’re likely to go racing to make a big trade. They could , however, look to bolster their lineup...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 27 days ago 8,580 reads 0 comments

  5. Midseason Player Grades for Each Chicago Bulls Player

    It hasn’t been a very good season for the Chicago Bulls , and it hasn't been a particularly surprising one. Slightly more than halfway through the schedule, they’re still floating around the ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 4,204 reads 2 comments

  6. Midseason Player Grades for Each Houston Rockets Player

    Houston Rockets fans are about to get that feeling proud parents have when their kid brings home a better report card than they could have possibly expected. That’s because they are a better team than anyone expected...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 6,556 reads 9 comments

  7. Best Potential 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline Deals for the Chicago Bulls

    Having flipped the calendar to the new year, we’re getting clear on where the Chicago Bulls are headed...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 41,713 reads 45 comments

  8. Best Potential 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline Targets for Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets keep winning as the calendar year closes. They are doing so with a tremendous amount of chemistry and cohesiveness as James Harden and head coach Mike D’Antoni have been a beautiful fit...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 1 month ago 12,419 reads 2 comments

  9. Quarter-Season Grades for Each Chicago Bulls Player

    The Chicago Bulls have been dreadfully erratic this season. They began the year with a surprisingly positive 8-4 record, then sped toward disaster by losing three of their next five...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 4,453 reads 3 comments

  10. Quarter-Season Grades for Each Houston Rockets Player

    The Houston Rockets are not only surpassing preseason expectations more than a quarter of the way through the 2016-17 campaign, they’re getting stronger in the process. After a Dec...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 2 months ago 4,939 reads 10 comments

  11. 3 Players Who Still Have to Step Up for the Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls are exceeding preseason expectations. Projected to be a 7 or 8 seed at best, they are currently in fourth—and a mere half game behind second...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 4,047 reads 1 comments

  12. 3 Players Who Still Have to Step Up for the Houston Rockets

    The Houston Rockets have been solid this season, sitting with a 7-5 record and tied with the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder for the Western Conference's fourth-best record...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 4,939 reads 4 comments

  13. Diagnosing Houston Rockets' Remaining Roster Flaws

    The Houston Rockets are such a different team than they were last season. In one sense, they’re different because of their composition. According to Basketball-Reference...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 3 months ago 2,720 reads 3 comments

  14. 5 Key Factors to Chicago Bulls' Surprisingly Hot Start

    While the Chicago Cubs were winning their first World Series in 108 years, the Chicago Bulls ' undefeated record went up in flames as they lost to the Boston Celtics . Despite the loss, Chi-Town is looking better than anyone expected...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 2,432 reads 1 comments

  15. 2016-17 NBA Season Predictions for Each Chicago Bulls Player

    The Chicago Bulls ' faux makeover was one of the offseason's biggest stories. Seemingly never before in the annals of NBA history had a front office tried more to obtain players ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 7,877 reads 20 comments

  16. 2016-17 NBA Season Predictions for Each Houston Rockets Player

    According to margin of victory, the revamped Houston Rockets have been the NBA ’s best team during the preseason, clobbering opponents by an average of 14.7 points, per NBA...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 7,710 reads 34 comments

  17. Predicting Chicago Bulls' Final 15-Man 2016-17 Roster

    The Chicago Bulls have played three preseason games, giving us the first hint of what they will look like this year and how the rotation may shake out. Unfortunately, there’s only been hints, and there is more to be resolved...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 10,638 reads 15 comments

  18. Chicago Bulls Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

    It was an early-season game between the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons , a week before Christmas. The Bulls were still hoping to make a deep playoff run; the Pistons would be satisfied with a run at the playoffs...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 4 months ago 4,648 reads 8 comments

  19. Predicting Houston Rockets' Final 15-Man 2016-17 Roster

    James Harden , having assumed the leadership of the Houston Rockets , has been more involved in mentoring his teammates. He organized a players-only minicamp, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 11,169 reads 33 comments

  20. Chicago Bulls 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

    The Chicago Bulls enter training camp with one of the most unsettled depth charts in the league. An offseason of moves involved big trades and big signings in free agency, but ended with even bigger questions...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 4,430 reads 1 comments

  21. Houston Rockets Complete 2016-17 NBA Season Preview

    James Harden took Dwight Howard 's screen and pulled up at the left-side elbow. Howard rolled to the basket and started his leap, expecting Harden's pass for what would have been a perfect alley-oop...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 4,802 reads 14 comments

  22. Houston Rockets 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

    The Houston Rockets enter training camp following an offseason with far more changeover than last year: Dwight Howard is gone, and both the team and the player may be happier as a result...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 5 months ago 5,531 reads 13 comments

  23. Interactive Infographics Show Longest NBA Teams by Wingspan, Height

    In the new NBA , success typically hinges on three-point shooting and stretching the court. As a result, long-armed players who can defend multiple positions and disrupt ball movement have become incredibly valuable...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 40,315 reads 31 comments

  24. Report Card Grades for Each Houston Rockets 2016 Free-Agent Signing

    The Houston Rockets offseason is reminiscent of the famous Saturday Night Live " Cowbell " sketch, a fictional reenactment of Blue Oyster Cult recording "(Don’t Fear) the Reaper ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 7 months ago 11,950 reads 41 comments

  25. Breaking Down How Dwyane Wade Fits After Signing with Chicago Bulls

    The Dwyane Wade saga ended in a way most did not anticipate: He left the Miami Heat —the only team he's ever played for—and joined the Chicago Bulls ...

    Kelly Scaletta Written by Kelly Scaletta about 8 months ago 18,829 reads 95 comments