Los Dallas Mavericks could lament the fact that they failed to agree to an extension of the contract of Jalen Brunson, one of the highlights of the Mavericks’ great season. Above all in the playoffs, where he pleasantly surprised by averaging 21.6 points per match. Nevertheless, Luka Doncic could be left without one of his great squires, whom The Knicks plan to offer him a four-year, $100 million contract. of dollars.
The Big Apple set cleared some salary cap space exchanging to Kemba Walker already thinking of launching an offensive for Brunson. According to Marc Steinjournalist of New York Timesthat move will now allow the Knicks to address that operation: The Knicks had hoped to offer Jalen Brunson a four-year contract worth approximately $100 million when free agency opens. next week, his sources told Marc Stein.
The Mavericks twice passed up the chance to extend Brunson to a four-year, $55.6 million deal both before the season and in January.
“The Mavericks twice passed up the opportunity to extend Brunson to a four-year, $55.6 million deal both before the season and in January. They wanted to retain the ability to trade Brunson should a star deal become available.”, assures the journalist. “And when the season was over, the Mavericks believed that a four-year offer and about 88 million would be enough to keep him.”
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Family and personal ties to the Knicks
Los Mavericks have the ability to offer Brunson a fifth yearbut the Knicks can offer him a bigger role in addition to the familiarity of his father, Rick Brunson, on the coaching staff and his former agent, Leon Rose, in charge of the front office. Brunson is also represented by Rose’s son, Sam Rose.
Bad news for the Mavswho now face the prospect of having to offer more than 25 million per year to Brunson. They just changed for Christian Wood in a winning move, and lose now to Brunsonjust a couple of weeks later, I would put them back where they were, with the need to sign another scorer. They could pay dearly for not having renewed it earlier.