Jalen Brunson among finalists for 2023-24 NBA Teammate of the Year award alongside Mikal Bridges and others

The New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson has been one of the best talents in NBA in the recent years. His aggressive gameplay and clutch shooting, along with his amazing display of leadership, have made him an NBA All-Star this season.

Recently, after his record-breaking performance, which unfortunately came in a lost game, Brunson has been receiving all kinds of praise from every corner of the sport, as he was just named NBA Player of the Month for March 2024 along with Luka Doncic and also got nominated for an NBA award.

Jalen Brunson among finalists for 2023-24 NBA award

NBA recently announced the finalists for the 2023–24 Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award and Jalen Brunson has also been nominated for the prestigious trophy.

The other finalists for Teammate of the Year include Mikal Bridges, Al Horford, T.J. McConnell, Georges Niang, Markelle Fultz, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Mike Conley, Jalen Williams, Harrison Barnes, Larry Nance Jr. and Dwight Powell.

Jalen Brunson has proven himself to be one of the best players in the league right now, as there have been many talks of him even being the MVP for the season by many former NBA Legends and analysts. One such assertion was made by former NBA Superstar DeMarcus Cousins.

DeMarcus Cousins picks Jalen Brunson for NBA MVP this season

DeMarcus Cousins had some high praise for Jalen Brunson as he said, “This Knicks team is built strictly off toughness. I think Jalen Brunson should be one of the top names when it comes to MVP this season.”

Cousins, the 4-time NBA All-Star also praised the phenomenal 60-point performance of the 2024 NBA All-Star Jalen Brunson, and added that the way Brunson is carrying the New York Knicks through ups and downs is highly commendable.

Brunson also got some praise from 2-time NBA Champion Rajon Rondo, who said that Brunson has been underrated his whole career. Rondo added, “I even have my son watching him as much as possible, at that position maybe behind Kyrie [Irving], he is the best post up guard in the game.”

Jalen Brunson is having the best season of his career, as he is averaging 27.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in the 69 games he has played in the 2023–24 season. Due to Brunson’s stellar leadership, the New York Knicks are currently at number 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Do you think Jalen Brunson can do the unthinkable and lead the Knicks to the championship title? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!


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