NBA Insider, USA TODAY Sports; formerly of Sports Illustrated, AOL FanHouse, The Sacramento Bee, and P-Town.

George Karl amazed by the kindness of his former coach Dean Smith

ftw.usatoday.com — On Thursday news broke that former UNC coach Dean Smith, who passed away in February at the age of 83, had left $200 in his will to each of the approximately 180 players who lettered for him. Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl, who played under Smith from 1970-1973, hopped on the phone with USA TODAY Sports to talk about his old coach.

George Karl amazed by the kindness of his former coach Dean Smith

ftw.usatoday.com — On Thursday news broke that former UNC coach Dean Smith, who passed away in February at the age of 83, had left $200 in his will to each of the approximately 180 players who lettered for him. Sacramento Kings head coach George Karl, who played under Smith from 1970-1973, hopped on the phone with USA TODAY Sports to talk about his old coach.

Stop nitpicking the Golden State Warriors

smh.com.au — Chemistry: Andrew Bogut and his Golden State Warriors teammates celebrate during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Photo: AFP OAKLAND: The annual exercise of nitpicking about the NBA's best teams is well underway of late, if only because that's the trendy thing to do this time of year.

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook is streaking: 'Good Russ' gone great

smh.com.au — Masked avenger: Russell Westbrook is fouled by Chicago's Tony Snell. Photo: JONATHAN DANIEL When Russell Westbrook took that inbound pass from Nick Collison and flipped on his turbo jets Wednesday night, it was nothing we hadn't seen countless time before in his fascinating and ferocious career.

Kevin Garnett returns to Timberwolves in trade with Nets

usatoday.com — Kevin Garnett is going back to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Brooklyn Nets traded the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer back to the T'wolves, for whom he played his first 12 NBA seasons, two people with knowledge of the trade told USA TODAY Sports. The Nets received forward Thaddeus Young in exchange.

NBA trade deadline 2015: Latest buzz and news

usatoday.com — Goran Dragic and Reggie Jackson want new homes. Will they move? The NBA trade deadline is at 3 p.m. ET Thursday, and this year may not produce as many moves as years past. But expect a few players to be moved as teams project ahead to the madness of this summer's free agency.

Goran Dragic tells Phoenix Suns he won't re-sign after season

smh.com.au — Legging it: Suns guard Goran Dragic wants to leave Phoenix. Photo: AP Goran Dragic wants out of Phoenix. According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the representatives for the Phoenix Suns point guard told team officials in a Tuesday meeting that he has no plans to re-sign in Phoenix this summer as a free agent.

Carmelo Anthony to have surgery, out rest of season

usatoday.com — New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony has decided to have surgery on his ailing left knee and is out for the reset of the NBA season.

NBA trade deadline: Who will and won't get dealt?

usatoday.com — It's no secret that fourth-year center Enes Kanter wants out of Utah, but he may not get his wish before Thursday's trade deadline. A big offer could certainly change that, but Kanter - who is sharing time with fellow big men Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert and Trevor Booker and sharing his frustrations with anyone who asks - may have to wait until July to find his way out of town.

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry: Family man, Everyman, NBA megastar

smh.com.au — Taking control: Steph Curry is a constant offensive threat for the Warriors. Photo: AFP Stephen Curry already had been named an NBA All-Star starter when the Western Conference reserves were announced two weeks ago, but he received a text message that day that put it all in perspective.
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Apr 17, 2015

@milanalou For you Lana? Of course. Consider it done. Thanks for listening!

Apr 17, 2015

@bay_estrian Thanks for the feedback - that was an aberration that will be fixed next time around

Apr 17, 2015

Debut NBA playoffs podcast is ready for your listening pleasure: breaking it down w/ @JeffZillgitt & @kevin_spain - usat.ly/1FYottP

Apr 16, 2015

RT @JeffZillgitt: On so many levels, it was classic Charles Barkley on today's TNT teleconference previewing the NBA playoffs.

Apr 16, 2015

@NbaNflMlbfan No, it was a phone interview conference call style.

Apr 16, 2015

More Charles Barkley on critics of his college analysis: "Kiss my ass. And there's a lot of that, just in case there's a lot of them."

Apr 16, 2015

Charles Barkley on critics: "I just tell them to go (expletive) themselves, & if they don't want to watch then turn off the television."

Apr 16, 2015

@freshbluntz @JDreherLN No, there was actually an expansive opinion attached to that.

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