New York Knicks, Jalen Brunson agree to 4-year, $104M deal
Free agent guard Jalen Brunson has accepted a four-year, $ 104 million deal with the New York Knicks, CAA Basketball agents Aaron Mintz and Sam Rose told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.
Brunson's reps contacted the Dallas Mavericks, his former team, on Thursday afternoon to inform them of the shooting guard's intentions to sign with the Knicks, sources said.
as the Knicks made him a more profitable offer to play a bigger role in a franchise with which he has deep family ties.
Knicks president Leon Rose, who has made a series of trades since draft night to create enough space to sign Brunson, is a prominent former player agent whose first client was Rick Brunson.
He also represented Jalen Brunson early in his career. Rick Brunson's recent hiring reunited him with Knicks manager Tom Thibodeau.
averaging 16.3 points and 4.8 assists per game, he intends to help reinvigorate a New York franchise that hasn't won a playoff series in the past nine seasons.
New York's only post-season appearance and winning campaign during that time span came in 2020-21, Thibodeau's first season as Knicks head coach.
Brunson has established himself as Dallas' second pick behind All-NBA shooting guard Luka Doncic, his 2018 draft classmate, after joining the full-time starting lineup in December.