Jalen Brunson appears to be a prime target in free agency and will meet with at least three teams before making any decision, according to reports.
The Dallas Mavericks want Brunson back as part of a pairing with Luka Doncic and are scheduled to present their offer to the 25-year-old point guard in New York.
But other teams already on Brunson’s meeting schedule in New York include the Miami Heat and New York Knicks, Yahoo Sports and ESPN reported.
Brunson, a second-round pick out of Villanova in 2018, averaged 16.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game in 2021-22. He had a breakout postseason with averages of 21.6 points and 4.6 rebounds, emerging as a go-to scorer in the first-round series against the Utah Jazz while Doncic was sidelined.
The Knicks reportedly cleared ample space to offer a $110 million contract to Brunson, who can still receive a larger five-year offer from the Mavericks, for whom he has played all 277 games in his career.
New York traded away Kemba Walker, Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel to free the cap space to add Brunson. ESPN reported Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon is also a target of the Knicks if Brunson signs elsewhere.
Three picks after the Mavericks selected Brunson, the Knicks drafted high school center Mitchell Robinson in 2018.