Chris Sheridan

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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 NJ.com. Sheridan is the host of Sports Betting Tips, a podcast covering all things gambling.

Sheridan: Oddsmakers Not Taking Raptors Seriously Against Warriors?

The best team in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors, are getting no respect from the oddsmakers tonight. Or, maybe the oddsmakers just have a thing for the Golden State Warriors at close to full strength. Whatever the case, the Raptors are 7-point underdogs tonight in Oakland, Calif. for the epic clash of the teams atop the win columns in their …

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Sheridan: Anthony Davis in Boston Tonight a Preview of Things to Come?

Anthony Davis

If Anthony Davis (questionable, right hip) plays tonight in Boston against the Celtics, he could score 70 points since Al Horford and Aron Baynes are out. That would make him the winner of the “Who Can Top Kemba Walker’s 61-point Night?” contest. But more importantly, Davis going for big numbers in Boston could be something we see for years to …

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Sheridan: Kawhi Leonard has little to say about the merits of Toronto

BROOKLYN — If Kawhi Leonard likes living in Toronto, he sure isn’t saying so. About an hour after Leonard missed the final shot of regulation and passed the ball away on the final possession of overtime in a loss to the lowly Brooklyn Nets, the subject of his current home city was raised in a question-and-answer session with reporters. “What …

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Sheridan: Ntilikina’s tenure with Knicks could be nearing an end, sources say

BROOKLYN — Russell Westbrook was producing the numbers in New York City on Wednesday night (21-17-15 in a 114-112 comeback victory over the Nets), but the point guard producing the most noise in some NBA circles was the French kid who plays on the other side of the East River … or used to. Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina is …

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Sheridan: Who is the NBA’s MVP? LeBron James now the 3rd choice behind Antetokounmpo, Davis

The best player on the best team is taking days off to rest on back-to-backs. The best three-point shooter in the NBA was on pace to make about 8,000 three-pointers before he got hurt. The biggest impact player on the Clippers may be Montrezl Harrell, who is running away with the Sixth Man award. But an NBA MVP candidate? They …

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Sheridan: Warriors as huge underdogs? That’s the TNT special tonight in Toronto

Not all that often are the Golden State Warriors underdogs, much less huge underdogs. Even more rare is LeBron James playing on the Thursday night and not having the game televised by TNT. Well, we have an extraordinary daily double for you right there, folks. The Warriors, who will be without Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, are getting between 9 …

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Sheridan: Suns and Magic top trade destinations for Markelle Fultz — If He Plays Again

BROOKLYN, NY. — Nobody wants to trade for Markelle Fultz right now. Not a single NBA team. But if the No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft returns to the court anytime soon, the top contenders to acquire him are the Phoenix Suns and the Orlando Magic, according to a player close to Fultz who spoke to Get More Sports …

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Sheridan: Where Will Kyrie Irving Play Next? Hedge Your Bets

In Boston, it is taken as gospel that Kyrie Irving will be returning to the Celtics for the next five years under a supermax $188 million extension. In other parts of the NBA universe, the world isn’t quite that round. Kyrie and anyone who follows him on Instagram will get that joke. For the uninformed, Irving went on a podcast …

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Sheridan: What to Expect in LeBron’s Return to Cleveland? Adulation or Batteries?

The Departure is now more than 4 1/2 months behind us. Billboards outside of the Q have been changed. The best member of LeBron James’ former supporting cast is on the shelf until January, so we are not going to see the mismatch that LeBron vs. Kevin  Love would have presented. So what to expect tonight as LeBron James returns …

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