The New York Knicks have offered Jalen Brunson a four-year, $104 million deal, as per reports from his representatives. The Knicks have finally nabbed the 25-year-old point guard, according to The Athletic, with the Mavericks never having a chance to rival New York’s offer.

A Knicks assistant coach’s son, Brunson was drafted by the Boston Celtics. As a player, Leon Rose, the current president of the Knicks, was the older Brunson’s agent. The Knicks have been making this move for a long time, and it was telegraphed on draft night.

To accept this offer, New York had to free up some room on the salary cap. It achieved this by giving the Pistons Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel, and Alec Burks in exchange for no monetary compensation. Despite Dallas’ ownership of Brunson’s Bird Rights, the Knicks were able to outbid them.

Jalen Brunson to continue career in New York

As a result, the Knicks have acquired the services of Brunson, who will become the franchise’s 13th first-round pick since 2009. As seen by this deal, New York certainly does not anticipate a 14th player appearing for some time.

A major ball-handler, New York hopes that the offensive magic that Brunson exhibited when Luka Doncic was hurt in Game 1 of the playoffs will convert to All-Star output. A return to the playoffs after their poor lottery season in 2021 could be possible if this can happen.