Watch Jalen Brunson finish the Knicks preseason with 16 points, 1 rebound and 5 assists in Tuesday’s action against the Detroit Pistons.
In the Knicks’ 117-96 preseason win over the Pistons, Brunson shot 7-of-9 from the field and 2-of-4 from 3-point range. Teammate RJ Barrett closed out his debut with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 23 minutes.
Last season, in 79 games with the Dallas Mavericks, Brunson averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.
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Check out Jalen Brunson’s highlights from the Knicks’ preseason debut against the Pistons
According to Basketball-Reference Stats , Brunson is projected to average 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per contest during the 2022-23 season with the Knicks.
Barring any serious injuries, the Villanova product has a good chance of scoring 20 points per game. In the year On November 3, 2021, Brunson scored a game-high 31 points against the San Antonio Spurs. Check out his highlights below.
The New Jersey native finished third in scoring against the Mavericks alongside Luka Doncic. Kristaps Porzingi is second in scoring against Dallas, but he plays center.
It looks like the Mavericks made a mistake by trading Porzingis and Spencer Dinwiddie away. After the 2021-22 season, Brunson went on to sign a four-year, $104 million contract with the Knicks in July.
Although Brunson decided to leave – considering his father is an assistant coach of the Kicks – Dallas is now a weak team. Doncic only does so much.
Meanwhile, the Knicks are expected to return to the playoffs in the 2022-23 season. Last season, the team finished 37-45 (.451) and 11th overall in the Eastern Conference. In the year Watch them make the finals in 2023. Bettors are counting on it.
Under head coach Tom Thibodeau, the Knicks went 41-31 (.569) and earned the fourth seed in the conference. Not to mention, Julius Randle won NBA Player of the Year. And Thibodeau won his second Coach of the Year award.
In the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs, the Knicks lost five games against the Atlanta Hawks. However, at least they qualified for the postseason.
New York went through six coaches and missed the playoffs seven times from the 2013-14 season to the 2019-20 season. With Brunson, Randle and Barrett, the Knicks should be back in the playoffs in 2023.
Although it’s still the preseason, both Jalen Brunson and RJ Barrett have been great with the Pistons. Feel free to check out other highlights on the main page.