NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks reportedly cleared $30 million cap space to offer Jalen Brunson max deal

The brand new enticing NBA trade rumors of today is that the New York Knicks have cleared $30 million in salary cap space to offer Dallas’ Jalen Brunson in the neighborhood of a max contract. The Knicks’ confidence in their ability to get Brunson once free agency starts on Thursday is evident from the unloading of assets and contracts.

Signing the 25-year-old with a $30 million contract would have cost the Mavericks a total of $130 million in salary in one season for Brunson alone. The maximum contract the Knicks can give Jalen is four years and $131 million.

Nerlens Noel and Alec Burks’ trades to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday cleared $19 million in payroll, which is what their $30 million salary cap is based on. The Knicks and Pistons have reached an agreement on a deal twice in less than a week. Last Thursday, the Knicks also traded point guard Kemba Walker to the Pistons in order to free up an additional $9 million.

According to reports, the Pistons have different plans for Noel and Burks than they have for Walker. The Pistons will be keen to make use of their most recent signings, even though Walker is apparently expected to be bought out.

The 6-foot-1 rising star had a great run with the Mavs. Brunson averaged 16.3 points on 50.2 percent shooting, 4.8 assists, and 3.9 rebounds in his fourth NBA season. The Mavericks, who picked him with the No. 33 overall choice in the 2018 draft, have been his team for his entire NBA career. If Brunson accepts the Knicks’ offer, then the fans will be eager to see if he can deliver and fulfill their expectations.

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