Knicks’ Jalen Brunson Eligible To Sign $156 Million Extension This Summer

According to NBA front office insider Bobby Marks of ESPN, New York Knicks star Jalen Brunson is eligible to sign a four-year, $156.5 million extension this summer. 

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Brunson is not super max eligible because he signed a free-agent contract with the Knicks in July 2022. 

Brunson signed a four-year, $104 million contract with the Knicks in 2022. He’s making $26.3 million this season and will make $24.9 million next season. The lefty has a player option worth $24.9 million for the 2025-26 season. 

One of the best players in the NBA, Brunson is averaging 27.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season while shooting 47.5% from the field, 40.2% from beyond the arc and 84.4% from the free-throw line. 

The 27-year-old Brunson is fifth in the NBA in points, fifth in points per game, 14th in assists and 14th in assists per game. He’s expected to make one of the three All-NBA teams. 

The Knicks are 43-28 on the season. They are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. If the regular season ended today, New York would face the Orlando Magic in the first round of the 2024 playoffs. 

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told NBA reporters that Brunson is “high on the list” of potential players to represent the United States at the Paris Olympics this summer. Kerr is the head coach of Team USA. 

“There’s a reason he’s on our list. Because he’s a great, great player and high character, a leader,” Kerr said, via The New York Post. “He’s everything you want as a player. He’s high on our list and he’s definitely somebody we’re considering.”

Brunson has career NBA averages of 16.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists with the Dallas Mavericks and Knicks. 

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