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The Bright Future of Development: Understanding the NBA D-League, Its Usefulness, and Its Future (Part 2)

By Robby Kalland

As we explored in Part One, the D-League has become a bigger part of how NBA teams develop their young players. With unlimited assignments under the most recent CBA, teams have been able to use the D-League with more regularity to get young players more playing time and experience. In turn, the quality of... »

Hawks Shut Down Rockets For Second Straight Win

By Robby Kalland

The Hawks’ (20-17) offense struggled but their defense held the Rockets’ (23-14) offense — 4th highest scoring in the NBA coming in — to just 80 points on 41.4% shooting (31.6% from three) as the Hawks won 83-80. Atlanta’s defense forced 18 turnovers, leading to 16 points, and the Hawks as a team got... »

Scouting Report: Houston Rockets

By Robby Kalland

The Houston Rockets (23-13) will bring their high-powered offense led by James Harden and Dwight Howard to Atlanta to face the Hawks (19-17) on Friday night. The Rockets are fourth in the NBA in points per game (105.8) and offensive rating (109.3). The Rockets, who are on the forefront of using analytics to shape their play on... »

Hawks Struggle On D In Loss To Houston

By Jaryd Wilson

A few thoughts after tonight’s 113-84 loss to the Rockets: - The Hawks struggled on both ends of the floor, but particularly on the defensive end, where the Rockets scored 113 points, shot 55 percent from the field and drew 24 fouls, all without two prolific scorers in James Harden and Jeremy Lin.  After... »

Scouting Report: Houston Rockets

By Jaryd Wilson

The Houston Rockets are 10-5 and currently tied for fourth place in the Western Conference.  They’ve done pretty much as well as expected after making the biggest offseason move in the NBA by landing Dwight Howard in free agency. Howard is averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds per game.  The seven-foot monster is the... »

Korver’s Streak On Hold Due To Rib Injury

By Jaryd Wilson

Kyle Korver’s three-point streak is on temporary hold. The sharpshooting guard was diagnosed with a rib contusion suffered in Tuesday’s game against the Orlando Magic.  That injury kept him from traveling to Houston for Atlanta’s matchup with the Rockets Wednesday.  He is receiving treatment, and it is unknown how long he will be out.... »

Top 10 Hawks Matchups – #6: Rockets Come to Atlanta

By Robby Kalland

The Rockets were able to lure Dwight Howard to Houston this summer and now look to be one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference. Their lone visit to Atlanta on Jan. 10 is the sixth game in our schedule countdown. Last year, the Rockets finished seventh in the Western Conference with... »