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P&T Round(ball) Table: Are the Knicks a playoff team after their free agent spending spree?

P&T Round(ball) Table: Are the Knicks a playoff team after their free agent spending spree?

The Knicks finished six games back of the play-in last season. This week, they added free agents Jalen Brunson and Isaiah Hartenstein. They also re-signed Mitchell Robinson. Are these upgrades enough to vault the Knicks back into playoff contention in 2022-23? The P&T staff weighs in… Joe Flynn: No. Could the Knicks compete for a …

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Identifying every NHL team's biggest need with the draft and free agency approaching

Identifying every NHL team’s biggest need with the draft and free agency approaching

The NHL Draft is less than a week away, free agency is set to open July 13, and the offseason trades are already coming. Every team has some pressing need to address before the 2022-23 season opens, and the time to act has come. What is the one thing each team must accomplish during this …

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Why the Warriors are being so thrifty in free agency

Why the Warriors are being so thrifty in free agency

If you’re trying to decipher why the super-wealthy Warriors, of all teams, seem to be scrimping more than a bit on contract offers to valuable veteran parts of a unit that just won another championship, there were pieces of evidence strewn across the past few months. Here’s why the Warriors didn’t match or beat Portland’s …

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NBA free agency winners/losers: Zion Williamson scores, Rudy Gobert to Wolves a win-win, Warriors take a hit

NBA free agency winners/losers: Zion Williamson scores, Rudy Gobert to Wolves a win-win, Warriors take a hit

The 2022 NBA free agency period opened Thursday night, and things have gotten wild on the trade front. Rudy Gobert now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kevin Durant asked out of Brooklyn. Once he goes, Kyrie Irving will likely follow him. The Celtics landed Malcolm Brogdon from the Pacers. That’s just the start.  Let’s get …

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Kyrie Irving's shadow looms over Lakers after team's bizarre set of moves to open NBA free agency

Kyrie Irving’s shadow looms over Lakers after team’s bizarre set of moves to open NBA free agency

An idealized 2022-23 Los Angeles Lakers roster needed three things around LeBron James and Anthony Davis: shooting, defense and proven playoff viability. Less than a day into free agency, the Lakers have filled all but two of their available roster spots, but to say that they’ve addressed any of those needs would be premature at …

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