Knicks’ Jalen Brunson did not enjoy NBA free agency

Jalen Brunson was paid exceedingly well, and he wound up at his preferred destination, but the process wasn’t to his liking.  “Free agency was kind of awful, how public it got,” the Knicks’ new point guard said.  Brunson said a lot of things that were reported weren’t true, though he declined to go into specifics. … Read more

Dryden Hunt trying to prove himself to Rangers again

Dryden Hunt competed in all but six regular-season games for the Rangers in 2021-22, but skated in only three of the club’s 20 playoff contests.  While it was tough to go from being a lineup staple to watching from the press box, the 26-year-old winger said he understood why he was edged out by the … Read more

Giants wasted dash of Saquon Barkley brilliance on TD run

The play came from nowhere, and the Giants hoped it would end up being the highlight of the night for them. The play looked like it was a leftover portion of the fireworks show that had just taken place in the halftime ceremony the Giants conducted to welcome seven legends into their Ring of Honor. … Read more

Brian Daboll decisions turned game

Grading the Giants’ 23-16 loss to the Cowboys on Monday: Offense  If you didn’t know better, you might think the plan of the offense was to let the pass rushers get around the edge and flush Daniel Jones from the pocket so that he could run for his life. It happened that often. Jones scrambled nine times … Read more

Giants’ Kenny Golladay blows much-desired opportuntiy

Kenny Golladay said all he wanted was an opportunity to make plays.  And, in one of the biggest moments of Monday night’s NFC clash with the hated rival Cowboys — a 23-16 Giants loss at MetLife Stadium — the controversial receiver got one.  A big one.  And, consistent with the way his Giants career has … Read more

Evan Neal, Giants’ offensive line take blame for brutal night

There was a central theme among the Giants offensive linemen after the Cowboys beat the Giants, 23-16, Monday night at MetLife Stadium: They let down Daniel Jones.  The quarterback was harassed, hurried and — at times — mashed by the Dallas defensive front, which might as well have been tailgating all night as their pass … Read more

Leonard Williams’ absence felt as Giants get gashed on the ground

The Giants got two defensive starters back but desperately missed a third.  The outside linebacker duo of Azeez Ojulari (season debut) and rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux (NFL debut) returned quietly Monday during the Giants’ 23-16 loss to the Cowboys, but the value of defensive tackle Leonard Williams never was more obvious. The Giants turned to D.J. … Read more

Dave Gettleman’s past mistakes continue to hang over Giants

The Giants had done such a terrific job scrubbing clean the bacteria that affected — and infected — the franchise. It’s funny what two wins in two games can do for a team’s mindset and for the narrative surrounding it. Success breeds success. Winning breeds winning.  Monday night, we were reminded that there is still … Read more