The Knicks lured free agent Jalen Brunson to New York with out the fourth-year level guard giving the Dallas Mavericks the possibility to retain him.
Brunson signed a four-year, $104 million contract with the Knicks.
Earlier Thursday, a number of stories indicated Brunson would enable Dallas a phrase in negotiations and in addition meet with the Miami Warmth in New York earlier than making a name on his future.
Brunson, a second-round select of Villanova in 2018, averaged 16.3 factors, 4.8 assists and three.9 rebounds per sport for Dallas in 2021-22. He had a breakout postseason with averages of 21.6 factors and 4.6 rebounds, rising as a go-to scorer within the first-round sequence in opposition to the Utah Jazz whereas star Luka Doncic was sidelined.
The Knicks reportedly cleared ample area to supply a $110 million contract to Brunson, who can nonetheless obtain a bigger five-year provide from the Mavericks, for whom he has performed all 277 video games in his profession.
New York traded away Kemba Walker, Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel to free the cap area so as to add Brunson. ESPN reported Pacers level guard Malcolm Brogdon can also be a goal of the Knicks if Brunson indicators elsewhere.
Three picks after the Mavericks chosen Brunson, the Knicks drafted highschool middle Mitchell Robinson in 2018.
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