Jalen Brunson #13 of the Dallas Mavericks. Ron Jenkins/Getty Images/AFP
The Knicks lured free agent Jalen Brunson to New York without the fourth-year point guard giving the Dallas Mavericks the chance to retain him.
Brunson signed a four-year, $104 million contract with the Knicks.
Earlier Thursday, multiple reports indicated Brunson would allow Dallas a word in negotiations and also meet with the Miami Heat in New York before making a call on his future.
Brunson, a second-round pick out of Villanova in 2018, averaged 16.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game for Dallas 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 star Luka Doncic was sidelined.