What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Brunson is already a fait accompli — and can confirm Knicks interest in Dejounte Murray — as reported by @Marc Stein last week and @Ian Begley today. Who wouldn’t be interested? Some execs think it’s a smoke screen. Murray has two years at $16m per left on his current deal. – 3:21 PM
Sounds like the Knicks are offering Jalen Brunson $5+ million more annually than the Mavs and the chance to be NY’s starting PG and to play/live in the capital of the world – but the Knicks practice facility in Westchester, so it’ll be a very difficult decision for the kid… – 8:18 AM
To me Jalen Brunson would have had more reps, as well as much better coaching and spacing, if he stayed in Dallas. With Randle and Barrett as 2 high usage lefties wanting to attack from the right side of the floor, plus below average spacing, he’d max his potential more in DAL – 11:40 PM
Jalen Brunson would be the 14th-highest paid PG in the NBA next season if he gets the $110ish million @Chris Haynes reported. He’d start next season making roughly $25 million if contract has ascending salary. He’d be 12th-highest paid PG ($29 mil) if his contract is descending. – 11:11 PM
With all the talk of Jalen Brunson, it’s interesting to revisit the 2018 draft. He was a winner, the national POY; yet fell to the Mavs at 33.
Pacers took Aaron Holiday 10 spots earlier at 23. He could be a free agent, too, if PHX doesn’t tender a QO.
youtube.com/watch?v=Hu1VSC… – 11:05 PM
Knicks could structure the Jalen Brunson contract on a descending scale, as @TheCohencidence prophetically suggested recently, after this deal. A descending 4-year deal of around $110M could start slightly above $29M. Knicks are $29.4M below cap now without waiving Taj Gibson. – 11:04 PM
Sources confirmed ESPN report that Alec Burks & Nerlens Noel will be traded to DET, which opens up roughly $30M in cap space (depending on nonguaranteed NYK salaries). This gives NYK enough room to make competitive offer to FA Jalen Brunson, whom they are favorites to land. – 10:09 PM
I wonder how the Knicks seem so sure that Jalen Brunson will want to come there. NBA rules clearly state that teams must wait until 6:01 p.m. on June 30 to entice, induce or persuade anybody who is under contract with another team in order to negotiate for their services. – 10:06 PM
Knicks have almost wiped out their 2021 offseason. The assumption last summer when NYK made the moves they did was that it allowed them flexibility to offload those signings because of their contracts. Now they mostly have, with Evan Fournier and Derrick Rose the only ones left. – 9:53 PM
If Jalen Brunson ends up with the Knicks, it’ll be fascinating to see how he fits into an offense with two top scorers, Barrett and Randle, who are best inside the arc, as well as possibly a rim-diving 5. Brunson is so effective in part bc of his rinkydink moves inside the arc. – 6:26 PM
At this point, it’s widely anticipated that Jalen Brunson will go to the Knicks on a four-year deal in excess of $100M. It remains to be seen how New York will clear the rest of the necessary cap space and whether the Mavs can work a sign-and-trade to recoup assets. – 4:44 PM
The decision on Danilo Gallinari’s guarantee is tomorrow for the Hawks, but player/team can agree to push it back. Danilo has $5 mil guaranteed – the Hawks may need to guarantee more to match in trade (say it was Dejounte Murray, Gallo would need $11.6m* locked in) *ATL under tax – 4:04 PM