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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Mar 30, 2015

@fitchris86 It's in the story. Harden not much better at this point

Mar 30, 2015

Westbrook can draw some hope from history: Bob Pettit, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won MVP while on teams w/ losing records - ow.ly/L0gQl

Mar 30, 2015

At this rate, Russell Westbrook - if he won - would be on team w/ 4th-worst winning % of 59 MVP teams - ow.ly/L0gQl

Mar 30, 2015

On the history of MVP going to a top team, 54 of 59 MVPs were on teams with a top four record (50 were top two) - ow.ly/L0gQl

Mar 30, 2015

Impressive regardless: Russell Westbrook on pace to be 4th ever to average at least 27 points, 8 assists & 7 rebs - ow.ly/L0gQl

Mar 30, 2015

At @USATODAYsports: A look at Russell Westbrook's MVP case & the historical context that doesn't help his cause - ow.ly/L0gQl

Mar 27, 2015

@JeffZillgitt Ooh, a game - where's Zig-lit?! Only a matter of time until you're in the beer aisle

Mar 27, 2015

RT @ATTACKATHLETICS: Durant's foot issue is the reason I can't stand hearing 'successful surgery.' Success is measured by what happens after surgery, not during.

Mar 27, 2015

@BDeiters35 Touché. Suppose that did make for an insensitive transition

Mar 27, 2015

Meanwhile in Houston, their aspiring MVP is doing just fine. Today's print scene- instagram.com/p/0voi6MDwrv/ - & story - usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

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