Sheridan’s Top 15 Remaining Free Agents – July 6 Edition

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How quickly things change. You looking for NBA news today? Well, aside from Manu Ginobili’s return announcement, there are these items: _Marc Gasol will not play at Eurobasket, nor will Kristaps Porzingis. Which means the most competitive Olympic qualifier for later this summer just lost a major stud and a major draw for those who might not otherwise be inclined to watch. _ Mo Williams is garnering interest from the Spurs and Grizzlies. Yes, the same Mo Williams who will be making

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Top 15 Remaining Free Agents: July 5 Edition

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Not every facet of the Greek economy is in shambles. There is the small quadrant occupied by free agent Kosta Koufos, became the top free agent center on the NBA market early Saturday and was signed, by Sacramento, by the end of the night. The fallout from the LaMarcus Aldridge signing had the ripple effect of making Koufos a very rich man. “What’s Kosta Koufos worth?” I asked a league executive Saturday afternoon. “Mid-level.” “What do you think he will get?” I followed up. “Probably $18

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Sheridan’s Top 15 Remaining NBA Free Agents

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Not every facet of the Greek economy is in shambles. There is the small quadrant occupied by free agent Kosta Koufos, who just became the top free agent center in the NBA market. The fallout from the LaMarcus Aldridge signing has the ripple effect of setting Koufos up to become a very rich man. “What’s Kosta Koufos worth?” I asked a league executive this afternoon. “Mid-level.” “What do you think he will get?” I followed up. “Probably $18 million from the Lakers over two years.”

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Sheridan’s Top 50 Free Agents

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You wanted fireworks? They began on the morning of the Fourth of July, and they promised to continue going off throughout the day as the NBA reacted to LaMarcus Aldridge choosing the San Antonio Spurs, who have pulled off the free agent coup of the summer. As the holiday began after a dizzying 72 hours, there was only one player left on the board who could be a game-changer in the race for the 2016 NBA title. All indications pointed to the

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Top 50 Free Agents: Nos. 19-35

19. Brandon Knight, G, Phoenix (Restricted): He was Jimmy Butler with training wheels, unable to reach accord on an extension with Milwaukee in October, elevating his game to borderline All-Star level and setting himself up for a huge payday as a restricted free agent this summer. Then Bucks management – likely influenced by ownership’s struggles in getting taxpayers to pick up more of the tab for a new arena – got out from under Knight’s impending payday and dealt him

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Top 50 Free Agents: Nos. 36-50

36. Patrick Beverley, G, Houston (Restricted): Last summer, Rockets GM Daryl Morey played chicken and lost with RFA Chandler Parsons but somehow landed on his feet thanks in part to the contributions of Beverley, whose season ended early with a wrist injury. Morey cannot afford to do the same this summer with “Mr. 94 Feet,” who isn’t close to being a pure point guard but is among the top defenders at the position, a valuable commodity given the number of

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Sheridan’s Top 50 Free Agents: July 3 Edition

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Decision day arrived for DeAndre Jordan, and he chose the Dallas Mavericks. That left the rest of the NBA waiting on LaMarcus Aldridge to make up his mind. George Karl, Vlade Divac and Vivek Ranadive also made a decision to roll the dice on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo. Nobody’s star has fallen quite as far as Rondo’s. Just six months ago, he was the prized acquisition of the Dallas Mavericks. Then, before the Mavs were even finished being eliminated from the playoffs,

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Top 50 Free Agents: Nos. 19-35

19. Brandon Knight, G, Phoenix (Restricted): He was Jimmy Butler with training wheels, unable to reach accord on an extension with Milwaukee in October, elevating his game to borderline All-Star level and setting himself up for a huge payday as a restricted free agent this summer. Then Bucks management – likely influenced by ownership’s struggles in getting taxpayers to pick up more of the tab for a new arena – got out from under Knight’s impending payday and dealt him

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