One of the NBA’s long-awaited free agency deals made some headway on Tuesday, and when the free agency opened Thursday, the New York Knicks are expected to offer a four-year bid to Jalen Bronson near $110 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. .
The Knicks reportedly created a salary cap To offer Bronson this deal when they swapped center Nerlence Noel and guard Alec Burks to the Detroit Pistons, they took home $19 million in salary. The Knicks also sent the 2023 and 2024 second-round drafts and $6 million in cash to the Pistons.
These moves gave the Knicks space to sign with Bronson. Free agency opens at 6 p.m. ET Thursday.
In his four years with the Dallas Mavericks, Bronson averaged 11.9 points, 3.7 assists, and three rebounds per game. The Mavericks post-season have made the past two seasons with Bronson as a reliable backup option behind Luka Doncic. Dallas reached the Western Conference Finals this season with Bronson scoring a career high of 16.8 points and 4.8 assists per game.
Bronson’s father, Rick, is an assistant coach with the Knicks. Leon Rose, the general manager of the Knicks, negotiated Bronson’s rookie contract with the Mavericks. Rick Bronson was Rose’s first client as an agent.
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