It’s no secret that the Knicks are thirsty Jalen Brunson.
Brunson’s postseason play has raised his price, meaning the Knicks will have to make several moves to clear the cap so they can hit the quarterback. reported by Jake Fisher in Bleacher Report.
Forecasting their offseason deals, the Knicks are said to be targeting approximately $25 million to be able to go after Dallas Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson, and they are expected to find new homes for Alec Burks as well as Nerlens Noelamong other moves.
Burks will make $10 million next season and Noel will make $9.2 million, the Knicks will need to play a little more than those two. From a New York perspective, they’d like to move Evan Fournier and his $18 million or Kemba Walker and his $9.2 million.
It all sounds great, but sources from other teams in the league say Brunson is expected to re-sign with the Mavericks. Dallas owner Mark Cuban said he would open the checkbook to save Brunson. He’ll go to the tax office to do it.
What will be interesting is to see what direction the Knicks take when Brunson re-signs with the Mavericks. New York needs a point guard, and his options may be limited.