Free agent guard Jalen Brunson will entertain a meeting with the top three suitors he has this offseason.
The New York Knicks, Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat will be permitted to throw their very own pitch to acquire the combo guard on the first day of the free agency opening (h/t Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports). The talks will take place in New York, which may suggest that the Knicks are still standing as clear frontrunners on the hunt.
Haynes previously reported that the Knicks are expected to hand a four-year, $110 million proposal on Brunson. To make it a possibility, the franchise cleared their cap space and transferred Alec Burks as well as Nerlens Noel to the Detroit Pistons.
Dallas, on its side, has to likely offer a five-year, $125 million deal in convincing Brunson to stay. Meanwhile, Hayes noted Miami as a “darkhorse team in play” and would only gain the former Villanova standout via sign-and-trade agreement.
At age 25 and establishing himself as a promising scoring guard last season with the Mavs, Brunson’s FA status has been a talk in town within the NBA.