NBA ‘launches investigation into New York Knicks’ free agency acquisition of Jalen Brunson’

NBA ‘launches investigation into the New York Knicks’ free agency acquisition of Jalen Brunson’ – as the league focuses on crackdown of alleged tampering

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The NBA are looking to crack down on tampering, launching an investigation into the New York Knicks, according to reports.

Their free agency acquisition of Jalen Brunson is the NBA’s focus, per Yahoo Sports, with the league looking to determine if contract was made prior to free agency. Under current rules, early contact is not allowed.

The NBA free agency negotiation period was set to begin on June 30 but several reports arose prior to that date which suggested the Knicks and Brunson had indeed struck a deal.

Jalen Brunson had a stellar playoffs with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 21.6 points per game

Jalen Brunson had a stellar playoffs with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 21.6 points per game

Ultimately, Brunson signed a four-year, $104million deal with New York. External media were not allowed entry to Brunson’s introductory news conference, with in-house media playing the role of participants. 

According to reports, Brunson was scheduled to meet with numerous NBA teams as the league’s negotiation period began. However, said meetings never materialized. 

The New York Knicks and NBA are yet to respond to DailyMail.com’s requests for comment. 

Brunson and Kyrie Irving will be seeing more of each other after Brunson's move to New York

Brunson and Kyrie Irving will be seeing more of each other after Brunson’s move to New York

Philadelphia are also facing scrutiny from the league as they formally look into their handling of free agent star James Harden.

Brunson played four seasons with the Mavericks after being taken 33rd overall in the 2018 NBA Draft. 

The 25-year-old has averaged 11.9 points per game across his career. 

He had a breakout season in 2021/2022 — averaging 16.3 points during the regular season, before shining in the playoffs, with an average of 21.6 points per game.

Brunson and the Knicks will be hoping he can keep up the form he displayed late last season

Brunson and the Knicks will be hoping he can keep up the form he displayed late last season

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