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Report: Jalen Brunson Set to Sign Massive Deal With Knicks

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New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson is beginning to recover from his fractured hand now that his season is over following Sunday’s Game 7 loss to the Indiana Pacers. However, he’s already looking towards the future.

According to Newsday reporter Steve Popper, Brunson is eager to sign a four-year, $156 million extension this offseason.

Brunson, 28, is two years into a four-year, $104 million that he signed in the summer of 2022, so the proposed extension above would keep him with the Knicks for the next five seasons. However, there’s a twist to the whole situation.

“All indications are…Brunson’s willing to sign a 4-year, $156 million contract extension…provide 5 more years of certainty in New York, rather than waiting until next summer for a 5-year, $270 million extension,” Popper wrote.

Brunson is sacrificing a ton of money if he were to make this move, but doing so gives the Knicks more financial flexibility to build a team around him. Julius Randle is a free agent after the 2024-25 campaign, and his massive salary can either continue with him or be doled out to another top player. OG Anunoby is also expected to sign a massive deal this offseason, and some of the money Brunson is leaving on the table can go to him as well.

Brunson is taking a risk by leaving money on the table, but this confirms his desire to bring a championship to the Knicks organization.

Brunson can sign the extension later this offseason.

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