The New York Knicks are already the talk of NBA free agency. Jalen Brunson is one of the best players available this summer and every offseason move points to the Knicks signing the Villanova product. The Knicks used picks to move Kemba Walker, Nerlens Noel, and Alec Burks in an effort to clear cap space. As a result, they have enough to sign Brunson.
Jalen Brunson signs a four-year deal.
And there you have it. The one deal that every Knicks fan — check that, every NBA fan knew was coming, is going through. Brunson is linking up with his father, who is an assistant coach on Tom Thibodeau’s staff.
Free agent guard Jalen Brunson has agreed to a four-year, $104 million deal with the New York Knicks, his agents Aaron Mintz and Sam Rose of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN. The deal includes a player option on the final season.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2022
Isaiah Hartenstein signs a two-year deal.
Although it’s expected that the Knicks re-sign Mitchell Robinson, they are adding insurance in the frontcourt with Isaiah Hartenstein. Robinson has had his injury woes over the years. Hartenstein is a solid backup option who should be able to start in a pinch. Add in a disclaimer about small sample size, but he was 14-for-30 from three last season. The Knicks didn’t have a stretch-five option on the roster.
Free agent center Isaiah Hartenstein has agreed to a two-year, $16 million-plus deal with the New York Knicks, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Fully guaranteed deal for Hartenstein.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2022
Mitchell Robinson re-signs for our years.
NBA insider Marc Stein was the first to report that a Mitchell Robinson re-signing was in the works. After taking a day to test the market, Robinson is officially coming back now on a four-year deal worth up to $60 million. The exact details of the contract are still unknown, but it’s safe to assume there is something protecting the Knicks on the back end here. Whether that’s a team option in the final year or incentives remains to be seen.
Source confirms Knicks & Mitchell Robinson have reached agreement. Toronto had interest in Robinson but NYK had been confident in past few days that Robinson would be back in NY. Robinson’s agents told ESPN new contract is 4 yrs/$60M. NYK drafted Robinson w/36th pick in 2018.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 1, 2022
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