Let's start by acknowledging this is all conjecture.
Want to know what Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III thinks about Deflategate?
Of course you do.
NBA players are used to a pattern; shootarounds, practice, games, it's all very regimented for the best basketball players in the world. So could a disruption in that routine help the Wizards?
NFL players change rosters, a lot. Not necessarily the famous players, like Tom Brady, but of 53 players on an NFL roster, on many times the bottom third of the roster shifts every offseason.
By now everyone has heard the tale: Somehow 11 of the 12 footballs used by the Patriots in their 45-7 romp over the Indianapolis Colts were improperly inflated.