The Dallas Mavericks and Jalen Brunson are having shared ideas of extended partnership.
Per Tim Cato of The Athletic (h/t HoopsHype), both sides are leaning towards re-signing a contract.
Jalen Brunson isn’t thinking about his upcoming free-agency decision just yet. He said his agent, Drew Morrison of CAA, called him Thursday night after the team’s season ended, and Morrison told him to take time off before they began seriously contemplating his future. I’ve been told there’s mutual interest on both sides to re-sign him, and Mark Cuban told Bally Sports the Mavericks can offer him more money than anyone else. It’s a statement that indicates intent. Kidd, for his part, feels the team’s pitch to stay here had been made not just by the Western Conference finals run but the totality of the season.
Brunson is five weeks away from hitting the free agency waters as an unrestricted one. He is being tagged around and eyed closely by the New York Knicks, Detroit Pistons and the Indiana Pacers all throughout this 2021-2022 season.
The 26-year-old guard blossomed as the Mavs and Luka Doncic’s second option this year, logging 16.3 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 boards. With him, the ball club reached the Conference Finals for the first time since 2011.