Mavericks offers five-year contract to Jalen Brunson

Sources said that the Mavs are willing to give Brunson a five-year contract – which only Dallas can offer because of owning its Bird rights — that compares to the four-year $85 million dealguard Fred VanVleet signed with the Toronto Raptors in 2020.
Source: Tim MacMahon @ ESPN

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Mike PradaMikePradaNBA
Really can’t believe Jalen Brunson is signing with the Knicks. They have to believe that he can help them get to the next level. † 18:34

Fred KatzFredKatz
If Jalen Brunson ends up with the Knicks, it will be fascinating to see how he fits in an attack with two top scorers, Barrett and Randle, who are best within the arc, as well as possibly a rim-diving 5. Brunson is so effective for part of his rinkydink moves within the arc. † 18:26

Tim MacMahonespn_macmahon
ESPN story on the Knicks emerging as the strong favorites to sign Mavs free agent guard Jalen Brunson: espn.com/nba/story/_/id…18:22

Callie CaplanCallieCaplan
Source: Mavericks expects Jalen Brunson to sign with New York Knicks in free agency dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…17:41

Dan Favaledanfavale
jalen brunson is really good and not a blatant overpayment.
the real problem is the process by which the trinkets get here – and that brunson is someone you prioritize if you already have The Guy, not if you don’t even have someone on your roster to become/grow into The Guy. † 17:40

StatMusestate museum
Point guards to average 15+ PPG and 50+ FG% in 2022:
— Jrue Vacation
— Jalen Brunson pic.twitter.com/8mRZnN90lW17:38

StatMusestate museum
Jalen Brunson started in the 2022 play-offs:
— 7th in total points
— 2-1 without Luka
— 2nd most OREB by a guard
– Outscored Booker and CP3 combined in a game 7
Time to get paid. pic.twitter.com/IWBrfFjCww17:32

Tim Catotim_cato
I’ll add to the chorus: the Mavericks have had a belief in recent weeks, multiple sources tell me, that Jalen Brunson would sign with the Knicks. at the moment it is seen as a certainty. † 17:22

Trey Kerbytreykerby
If Jalen Brunson calls his dad for Father’s Day, it costs the Knicks a second round. † 5:00 p.m.

Dan Favaledanfavale
as punishment for tampering with Jalen Brunson before the start of Free Agency, the trinkets will be allowed by the NBA to continue their aimless self-sabotage, league sources say – 4.55 pm

Ian BegleyIanBegley
From earlier: A few notes from Knicks, including NYK’s plans for Jericho Sims’ contract, with TOR being one of the teams interested in Nerlens Noel and opposing teams under the impression that NYK will operate outside of Jalen Brunson: sny.tv/articles/knick…4:53 PM

Chris MannixSIChrisMannix
Part of the Knicks pitch to Jalen Brunson, I’m told, is the opportunity to be a full-time point guard. In Dallas, Brunson can play with Luka. But Luka is the actual guard. In New York, Brunson would run the show. † 4:47 PM

Tim MacMahonespn_macmahon
At this point, it is widely expected that Jalen Brunson will go to the Knicks on a four-year deal worth more than $100 million. It remains to be seen how New York will free up the rest of the needed cap space and whether the Mavs can sign-and-trade to recoup assets. † 4:44 pm

Sirius XM NBASiriusXMNBA
“It really does sound like his number is going north of $25 million a year”
@Jake Fischer tells @EvCoRadio & @Brian Geltsailer why the #Mavericks have lost confidence since the night Jalen Brunson returns to Dallas #NewYorkForever #MFFL pic.twitter.com/MPVV8rCBW415:03

Kevin Peltonkpelton
We looked back to the recent history of players dramatically increasing their usage after switching teams to free agency to understand what could happen if Jalen Brunson and Deandre Ayton did so this summer: es.pn/3NsGLL6 (ESPN+) – 13:04

Ian BegleyIanBegley
From Earlier: Knicks Is Optimistic About Jalen Brunson Landing; several teams are interested in the acquisition of Alec Burks: sny.tv/articles/knick…12:32 pm

More this storyline

Brunson, an unrestricted free agent because the fourth season of his rookie deal was unguaranteed rather than a team option, declined the Mavs’ offer for a four-year, $55.5 million contract extension after the trade deadline, when Dallas forward Dorian Finney-Smith signed an identical deal. At the time, Brunson was confident that he would earn significantly more as a free agent. -through ESPN / June 28, 2022

Brunson had informed the Mavs in January that he was willing to sign the extension if offered at the time, his father Rick Brunson told ESPN during the playoffs. Dallas made the calculated decision to postpone talks until after the trade deadline, in case the Mavs had a chance to trade for a star, as an extension would have prevented Brunson from qualifying before the deadline. traded. -through ESPN / June 28, 2022

novice guard Jalen Brunson has failed to inform the Dallas front office about where he plans to sign up for what has become a head-to-head chase between the Mavericks and New York Knicks, A source told The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday. But the source said the Mavericks expect Brunson to pick the Knicks — and their family and stardom-related perks — when the league allows players and teams to verbally agree new contracts at 11 p.m. Thursday. -through Dallas Morning News / June 28, 2022

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