Knicks to be fined for tampering on Jalen Brunson deal?

Knicks to be fined for tampering on Jalen Brunson deal?

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Knicks to be fined for tampering on Jalen Brunson deal?

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Fred Katz: People I talk to around the league expect the Knicks to get dinged for tampering. They started dumping salary for Brunson on draft night. They continued their offloading five days later, 48 hours before free agency even began. They had let go of almost $33 million by the time they could talk to Brunson. You reported two days before free agency that he was heading to New York.
Source: Tim Cato, Fred Katz, Fred Katz and Tim Cato @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Last week on The Putback, we had a few notes on Quentin Grimes, RJ Barrett & potential lineups next season (clip below) and talked Jalen Brunson, Knicks’ long-term future & more w/ @CPTheFanchise, @AshNicoleMoss & @CWilliamson44. Full show here: AM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks have unofficially landed Jalen Brunson.
I linked up with @Tim Cato to discuss Brunson’s fit with the Knicks, replacing him in Dallas, conspiratorial ways to avoid tampering charges, and more.
Story ($1/month subscription offer inside): AM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“He’s the kind of player who makes sense to build around. Not as a foundational superstar… but as a prototype of ‘this is the kind of player we want.’”
@Howard Beck says Jalen Brunson is the right guy to start building a winning culture for the Knicks. #NewYorkForever PM
Jeff Wade @SkinWade
I’m a Jalen Brunson fan and I wish him well and appreciate him and want him to succeed. But as all this after-the-fact narrative unfolds, I don’t remember a single thing from when I was 3 much less what I was passionate about. I do remember the opening scene of Star Wars though. – 10:01 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Jalen Brunson thanks Dallas on Instagram: PM

More on this storyline

Fred Katz: From what I’ve gathered, the Mavericks are quite frustrated with the Knicks — and not just because reports of a finished deal came out before New York was even allowed to speak with Brunson (though I am not sure how tampering rules account for father-son relationships, and this situation involves two of those). Dallas wasn’t thrilled about Knicks executive William “World Wide Wes” Wesley showing up courtside to a Mavs-Jazz playoff game, either. -via The Athletic / July 5, 2022

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