Sheridan’s Top 50 Free Agents — Nos. 36-50

36. Omer Asik, C, New Orleans (Unrestricted): He may have the Pelicans over a barrel; GM Dell Demps gave up a first-round pick for him because he knew he needed a big body to alleviate some of the pounding on Anthony Davis at the defensive end. Now that New Orleans has had a taste of the postseason – however brief it was – there is pressure to keep moving forward and become a contender in the West. That is less likely

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Sheridan’s Top 50 Free Agents — Nos. 19-35

19. Tim Duncan, F-C, San Antonio (Unrestricted): At this time next season, Duncan will be doing one of two things: playing for the Spurs or fully ensconced in his next vocation of customizing muscle cars. Any team outside of San Antonio making him an offer will be wasting its time. In fact, he is probably less likely to change teams than James. The bet here is that Duncan, 39, continues to play for the Spurs on a year-to-year basis until he

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Sheridan’s Top 50 Free Agents — Pre-Finals Edition

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All anybody wants to talk about these days is two guys — Stephen Curry, who has shattered the record for most 3-pointers in a postseason — and LeBron James, who has an opt out in his contract that he’d be nuts to exercise. He’ll be a free agent in the summer of 2016, after he has had two chances to bring that elusive first professional sports title to Cleveland since 1964. We’re about to have a heck of an NBA Finals, and

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SH Blog: Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy connected to Pelicans job

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With all due respect to Marc Gasol and Greg Monroe, this summer’s most coveted free agent might not be a player at all. And he might not even get to free agency. The relationship between Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls’ front office has deteriorated to the point where it’s widely expected, almost assumed, that he won’t coach another game for Chicago. But there’s been no public word on that front. Here’s K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Thibs and the

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