Jalen Brunson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 73 / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/31/1996 (25)
Jalen Brunson Last 10 Games
Jalen Brunson News
New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson returned to his Philadelphia roots and dropped 28 points during the first night of the Rumph Classic on Thursday. While much of the Brunson discussion of late has been focused on a potential league investigation into whether tampering was involved prior to his acquisition, the 25-year-old is continuing to expand his offensive arsenal, as clips from the game showcase. Brunson is set to begin the 2022-23 year as the Knicks' unquestioned ballhandling option after inking a four-year, $104 million deal. After averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 assists in a breakout year for Dallas last season, the southpaw's role can only be expected to increase in Year 1 with New York.
According to Fred Katz of The Athletic, there is an "excellent chance" that the NBA will investigate the New York Knicks' signing of Jalen Brunson as a potential case of tampering. Brunson signed a four-year, $104 million contract with the Knicks earlier this month. The suspicious element of the signing is that reports of the deal leaked to the media before the two teams were legally able to negotiate. It's unclear what kinds of ramifications could happen if the Knicks were found to be at fault and the likelihood of the team being punished is similarly unclear at this point.
Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson will meet with both his current team and the New York Knicks prior to making his decision on where to sign, according to sources of Yahoo! Sports. The 25-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and he's one of the top names on the free agency market. Multiple reports have indicated that the Knicks are prepared to offer Brunson a four-year deal worth $110 million. The Mavericks have been reportedly planning to offer a five-year deal to Brunson, but the speculation is that the team won't provide enough money in the offer to make it a more enticing contract than the Knicks' presumed offer.
The New York Knicks have emerged as the favorites to land free-agent guard Jalen Brunson. On Tuesday, it was announced that the team was trading center Nerlens Noel and guard Alec Burks to the Detroit Pistons, clearing up $19 million in salary cap space. Sources of ESPN report that following this salary cap dump, the Knicks are prepared to offer Brunson a contract "in the neighborhood of $110 million." Brunson took a major step forward last year, as he averaged career-highs in both points per game (16.3) and assists per game (4.8) while shooting 50.2% from the field and 84% from the free-throw strike. He would bring much-needed stability to a Knicks backcourt that has been plagued by turnover, injuries and inconsistency for the past several years.