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

November 23rd, 2016
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. Jimmy Butler deserves the bulk of the credit, having elevated his game to MVP level. According to Basketball-Reference.com and ESPN.com, he is near the ...

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

November 18th, 2016
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.      Most of the success has been because of James Harden, who is having a historically great season. He’s averaging ...

Diagnosing Houston Rockets’ Remaining Roster Flaws

November 11th, 2016
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.com, only 61 percent of the minutes this season were used by players who were on last year’s roster, which is the 11th lowest in the league. But ...

5 Key Factors to Chicago Bulls’ Surprisingly Hot Start

November 3rd, 2016
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. Based on Basketball-Reference.com's Simple Rating System, which is based on average margin of ...

2016-17 NBA Season Predictions for Each Chicago Bulls Player

October 28th, 2016
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 who work against the philosophy of the coach it hired (for his philosophy) just the year before.  And yet the starting ...

2016-17 NBA Season Predictions for Each Houston Rockets Player

October 21st, 2016
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.com. It’s preseason, though, and no one wins a title during the exhibition. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing one can glean from it, however, particularly ...

Predicting Chicago Bulls’ Final 15-Man 2016-17 Roster

October 14th, 2016
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. But we can at least start speculating. With the exception of power ...

Chicago Bulls Complete 2016-17 Season Preview

October 13th, 2016
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. The game was tight. Reggie Jackson hit Andre Drummond for a shot at ...

Predicting Houston Rockets’ Final 15-Man 2016-17 Roster

October 7th, 2016
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.  If one were to picture this process in their mind, perhaps it would be Harden trying to help teammates learn to ...

Chicago Bulls 2016-17 NBA Training Camp Roster Rankings

September 30th, 2016
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. The Bulls have accrued an a la carte roster, snatching up the best players available ...