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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.

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.

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.

Stay tuned for every Knicks free agency update. Check out ESNY’s Nets free agency tracker as that organization implodes.

NY/NJ hoops reporter (NBA/NCAA) & sports betting writer for XL Media. Never had the makings of a varsity athlete.