Jalen Brunson officially signs with New York Knicks. We know this, because ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski stated that he agreed to terms Four-year deal worth $104 million. The past few days have been weird, to say the least, with information leaking a little at a time, and then stories changing in the process.
It’s hard, at this point, to see how there was no blatant manipulation in the signing process with Galen Bronson. The sheer volume of reports and information that journalists can confirm indicates that the deal was made prior to the start of free agency, which is not currently permitted under NBA rules. The NBA may look the other way with some minor rules wrap, but everyone in the basketball world I know this deal is done Wednesday morning if not sooner. It was everywhere, from Tim Cato to me Tim McMahon.
Which of course leads to counter-reports. Chris Haynes from Yahoo Sports I mentioned a story Which she said would be meetings with Bronson and both teams, and by the way the Heat team might be involved. the heat quickly denied No such interest or meetings. Then Bronson Some people have canceled the meeting they scheduled As a way to distract from rule-breaking, thus emphasizing rule-breaking dramatically. It got so ridiculous that Wojnarowski shared this two and a half hours before the official #WojBomb:
Armed with a five-year, $106 million Mavericks bid, free agent guard Galen Bronson is headed to a meeting with the New York Knicks within an hour, sources told ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) 30 June 2022
Just looks like that offer Bronson got from the Mavericks? They claim that it was never officially introduced. Shams Al-Shaaraniyah reported No offer has been made by the Mavericks. Mark Stein also confirmed that Dallas has not made a formal bid. It turned out to be a circus that wasn’t fun.
It’s worth noting that everyone involved on the Knicks side in matters, including Jalen Brunson, Leon Rose, Adrian Wojnarowski, and others have direct ties to the CAA. Stranger things are in full swing while courting every free agent, Bronson may have made up his mind about the Knicks long ago, yet there’s just something about the blatant disregard for the rules by New York Even other teams found it inappropriateat least according to Athletic’s Fred Katz on the Mavs Moneyball Podcast.
At the moment I find myself simply very frustrated. Not with anyone, like I usually do. Instead, this whole thing is smelly. There were leaks from the Bronson camp that he wanted more chances, and situations involving the slightest bit of jealousy make me sad in the end. We were led to believe the feelings were pure and later find out that it might not have been an element of last season entirely.
In the end, Bronson has to do what’s best for him. While we are sure to return to the fact that Obviously, Dallas has a price point That was too much to pay for Bronson, and all reports also seem to indicate that the Knicks were an easy choice for him.
I know I will miss his constant presence. It’s funny… Longtime readers and listeners of our podcasts know I blamed Bronson for making the decision an unfair amount. A friend told me for the better part of two years that Bronson couldn’t play, instead Rick Carlisle told him it was his turn to score. And what do you know, under Jason Kidd, Bronson made a leap that we all had to watch in real time. His performances in the Utah series and Against the Sun are the ones I will remember for the rest of my days. He’s a special player and simply stinks that he should end up with this level of weird emotions and his weird timing and Reports from sources that make it hard to know what to believe really happened here.
Forward Galen Bronson, we’ll miss watching you play.
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