Sheridan: Teams with unfinished business include Cavs, Blazers, Sixers

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You won’t find Neil Olshey, Sam Hinkie or David Griffin on a beach at some island resort this week. We are deep into summer, but those three general managers have plenty of unfinished business as we head into the latter third of July. If you want to take pity on one of the three, pick Olshey. His Portland Trail Blazers lost four-fifths of their starting lineup from a team that ran away with the Pacific Division, and his only center heading

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Top 15 Remaining Free Agents — Edition II, July 9 List

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We have our first offer sheet signing. Enes Kanter is going to the Portland Trail Blazers for a max contract of $70 million over four years, with a 15 percent trade kicker. Only he isn’t. Having lost LaMarcus Aldridge, Robin Lopez, Wes Mathews and Nicolas Batum, the Trail Blazers went for a Hail Mary on Thursday and tendered an offer sheet to Kanter, arguably the best pickup of the trade deadline. Oklahoma City has 72 hours to match the offer, and the only

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Sheridan: Should We All Cut DeAndre Jordan a Break?

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The day dawned without a single word of disgust on Mark Cuban’s Twitter account. No even an emoji … even a simple one, like a frowning face. Today is the day after DeAndre Jordan reneged on his verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks and instead decided to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, keeping Lob City intact and making the Mavs’ decision-makers go back to the drawing board and their analytics tables to debate the relative merits of JaVale McGee and

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Sheridan’s Top 50 Free Agents — July 9 Edition

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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 15 Remaining Free Agents, Edition II — July 8 Update

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Yesterday’s main column started with a question: What is the next big surprise? Our answer arrived midday Wednesday. And what a surprise it was. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and coach Doc Rivers turned the NBA on its head by making a last-ditch effort to get DeAndre Jordan to change his mind on his commitment to signing with the Dallas Mavericks, flying to Houston for a sitdown with the seven-year vet. If Jordan were to back out of his verbal commitment to the Mavs,

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Sheridan: Cavs the only true winners in free agency

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Let’s be real here for a second. As nice of a job as the San Antonio Spurs did in free agency, along with the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks, does that really make any of them the outright winners? No, it says here. Despite a ton of unfinished business (LeBron James, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova remain unsigned free agents, and a Brendan Haywood trade is coming), the Cavs are emerging as the biggest winners of the summer for one

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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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