Chris Sheridan

Chris Sheridan is a veteran sports journalist who previously covered the NBA for ESPN. He worked for the Associated Press for 18 years, and also served as the 76ers beat writer for Sheridan is the host of Sports Betting Tips, a podcast covering all things gambling.

Sheridan: After meeting Bill Clinton, Antetokounmpo says he will pick Curry, Middleton for ASG

BROOKLYN — Giannis Antetokounmpo revealed two things Monday night and learned a third: He’ll likely make Stephen Curry the first pick on his All-Star squad, he’ll also be locked in on Khris Middleton  … and he has a big admirer in former President Bill Clinton, who had a front-row seat for the Milwaukee Bucks’ beatdown of the Brooklyn Nets. Oh, …

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Sheridan: Mavs Win Trade, But Knicks Now Set For Summer of 2019

NEW YORK — Everyone’s snap reaction to Thursday’s Dallas-New York trade was that the Mavericks won it … big-time. But only time will tell. Here is the thing that Knicks fans need to keep in mind: By getting rid of the long-term salary commitments to Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee, The ‘Bockers now have $71 million of cap space …

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Sheridan: Kyrie Irving on His Future: “Ask Me July 1”

NEW YORK — On the morning after the largest city in the NBA was turned upside down by the mind-boggling trade of Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks, the fallout was being felt most acutely by Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics inside Madison Square Garden. His future in Boston, once deemed a certainty, is not so certain anymore. “Ask …

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Sheridan: The Knicks are No. 2 (behind Lakers) to acquire Anthony Davis

NEW YORK — Although the Los Angeles Lakers are still the heavy favorite to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, the New York Knicks are a more desirable long-term landing zone than the Boston Celtics, learned Tuesday. “If Boston gets him, it’ll be as a rental,” a source close to the Pelicans said, adding that the amount …

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Sports Betting Tips With Chris Sheridan: Episode 46 AD Wants Out of NOLA

Anthony Davis

Back in mid-October, was the first news organization to report that Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans was going to request a trade. And that is exactly what happened over the weekend, with Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN breaking the news of Davis’ official request on Monday morning. So where will Davis end up, and when? That is the …

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Sheridan: Undefeated Keith Thurman wants to Fight Manny Pacquiao

BROOKLYN — Bring on Manny Pacquiao! After sitting out for two years because of hand and elbow injuries, welterweight champion Keith Thurman won a majority decision over Josesito Lopez on Saturday night and went a step beyond trying to unify the welterweight title belts. “I would most likely definitely take the Manny Pacquiao fight this year,” Thurman said. “I feel …

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Sheridan: Enes Kanter Unwilling to Say Where He Wants to Play Next

BROOKLYN — Enes Kanter was better at ducking questions than dunking basketballs, even though he got the chance to do one and not the other. “I told my teammates I could have had a 30-30 game tonight,” Kanter said after the Knicks lost for the 16th time in 17 games, 109-99 to a Brooklyn Nets team missing Spencer Dinwiddie — …

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Sheridan: Undefeated Welterweight Believes Legalized Gambling Can Boost Boxing

BROOKLYN — Keith “One-Time” Thurman is not the most popular boxer in America, and nor will he ever be until Floyd Mayweather retires or heavyweight Deontay Wilder loses. But the undefeated welterweight, who makes a long-awaited comeback fight Saturday night at Barclays Center, knows that the growing popularity of legalized gambling can be the shot in the arm that the …

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Sheridan: Top Trade Candidates Will Not Include Nikola Vucevic

BROOKLYN — Nikola Vucevic does not remember his one career playoff appearance all too fondly. “It was against Boston, we were down by a lot, and they let me get in, he said with a shrug.” Garbage time. That happened back in his rookie season with the Philadelphia in 2012, and it does not look as though Vucevic will be …

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Sheridan: Harden chasing Wilt, and searching for “MSG Moment”

NEW YORK — “Forty-something?” That was James Harden’s guess as to Wilt Chamberlain’s record for consecutive games of scoring at least 30 points — a streak that now stands at 20 games as Harden gets ready to play Wednesday night against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The record is actually 65, which Chamberlain did from November of …

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