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Raptors are good, but not great

Toronto's recent ups and downs highlight the various issues on both sides of the court for general manager Masai Ujiri's team. Did they make a mistake not adding reinforcements? It looked like the Toronto Raptors' blowout win in Atlanta Friday would jump-start a challenge for the top overall East seed. Show More Summary

The Thunder have the best bench dancing in the NBA

The Thunder have won seven in a row, and naturally players are excited. So excited that they're dancing courtside, and their moves are totally awesome. Then there's Russell Westbrook, who's doing something called the "Milwaukee Shake." What's...Show More Summary

Good morning. The Mavericks might have a Rajon Rondo problem.

That and much, much more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. SUBSCRIBE! Good morning. We missed you yesterday. Let's basketball. AND THE SUN NEVER ROSE AGAIN: Derrick Rose has torn his meniscus again, and needs another knee surgery. Rose is likely to have two options: repair the meniscus again, or remove it. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose doesn't deserve this

Another knee surgery is a gut punch to Chicago fans that have followed Derrick Rose since he was a kid. Chicago is going to be telling stories about Derrick Rose for as long as any of us are alive, so on the morning after he suffered his third major knee injury, it only seems right to share a few of them. 1. Show More Summary

2015 NBA scores: Stephen Curry returns, leads Warriors to road win over Wizards

Golden State's star proved why he's the MVP, and Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle got into a shouting match. Stephen Curry was forced to sit out the Golden State Warriors road game against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday due to a sore right ankle. Show More Summary

Will Derrick Rose's doctors repair or remove his torn meniscus?

Rose's timetable to return will depend on what procedure he has. The news that Derrick Rose needs yet another knee surgery is a gut punch to Rose, his teammates and anyone who watches the NBA. The injury is a torn medial meniscus in his right knee, the same injury he suffered in November of 2013. Show More Summary

The whole NBA is sad about Derrick Rose's injury

NBA players always rally for teammates and opponents alike when injuries happen. This latest Derrick Rose news cuts particularly deep, given Rose's recent history of having what should be a legendary career repeatedly sidetracked. Guys...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose needs surgery for torn meniscus

The Bulls point guard will be out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his right knee. The Chicago Bulls will be without point guard Derrick Rose for the foreseeable future after an MRI confirmed a torn medial meniscus, forcing Rose to undergo another knee surgery. Show More Summary

Rajon Rondo ignores Rick Carlisle, who screams at and benches him

Rick Carlisle wanted to give Rajon Rondo some instruction. Rondo wasn't listening, so Carlisle called timeout rather fiercely: That wasn't the end of it: This isn't necessarily a significant moment long-term -- tempers do flare during competition -- but it's the kind of thing people worried about when the Dallas Mavericks brought Rondo into the fold. Show More Summary

Paul Pierce turned into a werewolf in the middle of a game

All I'm saying is if Paul Pierce did this for a while and snarled and barked a little, too, opponents would be legitimately thrown off: slide into your DM's like — Danny (@recordsANDradio) February 25, 2015 Also, thanks for supporting our habit of Photoshopping Twister mats into NBA games, Paul:

Steph Curry is showing off his handles against the Wizards

He's back and he brought fancy passes and dribbling with him. Everyone knows Steph Curry can shoot, but he's also pretty good with the ball in his hands. He's showing off his full array of skills against the Wizards. First, he went behind...Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett on if he'd ever be a coach: 'HELL NAH'

I'm sure Flip Saunders, sitting next to Kevin Garnett on the podium, was thrilled to hear this. Then again, Saunders himself said last year that coaching isn't in Garnett's blood. "He's got great knowledge, and he'd be great working with players. Show More Summary

Steve Nash tells angry tweeter to meet him in Temecula

I'm the hardest 41 yr old you know Brodie. Watch your mouth or temecula RT @DeanTheMadKing: FUCK you YOU WASHED UP FRAIL ASS BITCH!!! — Steve Nash (@SteveNash) February 24, 2015 That's it. Steve Nash is now our favorite basketball player because he appreciates those who drive over an hour on Christmas to fight someone over a Twitter argument about Kobe Bryant.

Tony Parker's decline is the biggest problem with the Spurs

The Spurs have lost three games in a row and haven't looked quite right for much of the season. Parker's subpar performance is a big reason why. The San Antonio Spurs have now lost three games in a row after a listless 90-81 defeat at the hands of the Utah Jazz on Monday night. Show More Summary

Former NBA player kicked out of Philippine Basketball Association for insulting Manny Pacquiao

Tough league. In 2010, former Kentucky player Daniel Orton was selected in the first round of the NBA Draft. Now he's looking for work after the Philippine Basketball Association has released him for comments he made about Manny Pacquiao. Show More Summary

Trying to make sense of a weird NBA trade deadline

In this week's podcast, we look at the carnage the 2015 trade deadline created and try to figure out whether any team is significantly better. Hi everyone. We've been recording a new NBA podcast for a while now and have finally decided to bring it over to SB Nation's NBA page after eight episodes. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook should be in the MVP discussion

Yes, he's missed games. Yes, he's played with Kevin Durant. But the Oklahoma City Thunder guard is doing enough to at least earn consideration for the NBA's biggest individual award. The race for MVP has become clear. Stephen Curry is the popular pick for the streaking Warriors. Show More Summary

The Rockets broke the Timberwolves' ankles on Twitter

#SASS. The Rockets defeated the Timberwolves on Monday night, but while the on-court action was still underway, the action on Twitter was just beginning to heat up: After 3, Rockets lead Timberwolves 84-75. Ricky Rubio may be dead. Harden:...Show More Summary

James Harden stays atop MVP race, but here comes Russell Westbrook

The Houston Rockets stays at No. 1, but his former Oklahoma City Thunder running mate is charging up the list. The extended All-Star break meant an extended break for the MVP rankings, but now they return with a vengeance. The last time we met, James Harden and Anthony Davis were neck-and-neck for the top spot. Show More Summary

Who will actually win each NBA award?

We project how voters will decide the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and more once the season ends. Will there be any surprise picks? The trade deadline is gone and the All-Star Game is a cold, distant memory. As the NBAShow More Summary

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