3 Stars Jalen Brunson should be recruiting to Knicks during All-Star weekend

Jalen Brunson might attract another star to join the Knicks.

The New York Knicks already have star players like Jalen Brunson and Julius Randle, both selected as All-Star reserves. However, due to Randle’s dislocated shoulder, only Brunson will participate in Indianapolis, making his weekend busy with the Three-Point Contest on Saturday and the All-Star Game on Sunday. While Brunson won’t actively recruit other All-Stars, he could subtly express interest.

3 Stars Jalen Brunson should be recruiting to Knicks during All-Star weekend

3 Stars Jalen Brunson should be recruiting to Knicks during All-Star weekend

1. Paul George

Last summer, there were brief trade rumors linking Paul George to the Knicks. Although the 33-year-old is currently part of a potentially historic Clippers team, he might become a free agent this summer with a $48.8 million player option for 2024-25. Despite expressing a desire to extend his stay in LA, a downturn in circumstances could bring him to the Knicks’ attention. The recent Knicks in Houston spoils end of Cavaliers-Bulls game only adds to the speculation about potential roster changes.

Concerns about George include his age and injury history, but he has played in 50 of the Clippers’ 53 games this season, showcasing impressive stats. 

“Averaging 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.6 steals per game, with a shooting accuracy of 45.8% from the field and 39.3% from three, George remains a top-tier player when healthy.”

The Clippers’ playoff performance will likely impact George’s future, especially considering their absence in 2022 and an early exit in 2023. While the team is currently on a positive trajectory, uncertainties could arise before the season concludes.

If George contemplates leaving the Clippers, the Knicks may find his price tag challenging. It’s noteworthy that he is a client of CAA. While the possibility is not guaranteed, it’s essential to keep an eye on potential developments.

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