Jalen Brunson made a leap this season, becoming one of the top players for the Mavericks behind Luka Doncic. The 25-year-old point guard averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 31.9 minutes per game – an increase in all categories compared to the year before.
He stepped up even during during 18 playoff games this year. Brunson averaged 21.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 34.9 minutes per game.
This summer he will become an unrestricted free agent and will be able to test the market. Doncic thinks that Brunson is going to deserve the money that he will be offered.
“All the conversation around him, he stayed focused. He wanted to win. The step — the huge leap — he took this year was unbelievable, and he’s going to deserve all the money he gets,” the Slovenian superstar said, per Callie Caplan.