Knicks add PG Jalen Brunson on 4-year, $104 million contract

Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson dribbles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the...
Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson dribbles the ball against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)(Ross D. Franklin | AP)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 8:48 PM EDT
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NEW YORK (WBNG) - Jalen Brunson is using a breakout season to cash a big check in NYC, as the point guard made a commitment to the New York Knicks on a four-year contract worth more than $100 million, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Since the 2018 second-round pick was an unrestricted free agent, the Mavericks couldn’t simply match an offer sheet he received. He’s also a proven contributor who doesn’t qualify as a top-tier star. For teams in smaller markets looking to make a big splash, Brunson was a prime target to consider.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reported in April that sources around the league thought the Villanova product could collect $20 million annually and that his value had gone as high as $25 million.

He averaged 16.3 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.9 rebounds in 79 appearances. He also shot 50.2 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from beyond the arc.

The 2022 playoffs were another great proving ground for the 6′1″ playmaker. He averaged 27.8 points in Dallas’ first-round win over the Utah Jazz. With Doncic out injured, his 41 points propelled the Mavs to a 110-104 Game 2 victory.

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