Gary Vitti: I’m thinking that all of these players are going to come in pretty rested. All their aches and pains are gone. Any injuries that they’ve had have been treated and rehabbed. They’ve had plenty of time to get well. These are professional athletes. They want to play. They are competitive guys. It’s not like they’ve been sitting around eating and drinking beer and laying on the sofa. I think most of them have done what they’ve had to do.
July 6, 2022 | 6:01 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The expectation, I’m told, is that Jalen Brunson’s new deal to join the Knicks is unlikely to be finalized today as part of the Day 1 wave of signings and trades after the NBA moratorium was lifted. More on Brunson and a slew of around-the-league topics: marcstein.substack.com/p/more-nba-fre…
Ryan Miller: Rudy Gobert on why he thinks he was traded: “The window for winning is not always big. … I think the organization felt like we had maybe past that window. … I think they just felt like with the assets that they could get with me, it was better for them to go that way.”