• Jalen Brunson

    Core-wise, it feels like the current Knicks team is set to thrive in the Eastern Conference as one of the grittier teams to face when healthy, but rumors swirl about another star acquisition looming with the use of team assets. 

    For now though, this up-and-coming New York squad has managed to become as fantasy relevant as possible with or without injuries. So buckle up for our analysis of what to expect out of these players over the next few years in dynasty formats.

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    Jalen Brunson (30-40)

    We all knew how good Jalen Brunson could become on the Knicks ever since he signed with them two years ago, but few could’ve predicted the massive breakout he’s having, which led him to his first All-Star selection and is currently leading him into MVP conversations. His growth has transformed New York into one of the most dangerous teams with most of the core players on the floor.

    While Brunson’s line has not changed much altogether, his scoring has taken yet another step forward into elite levels (with a 64-point game to back it up), maintaining his efficiency across the board and with an improved 3-point shot. It’s also fair to say that his assist numbers could be better had he not lost Julius Randle and OG Anunoby for most of the season.

    Point is, Brunson is an amazing player, and his actual ability to score makes him an easy top-35 pick for years to come. He’s also a player profile who, based on your needs, could be a very good ‘’sell-high’’ to attend to other necessities in your squad: Managers might be tempted to overpay because of the way he closed out the season, disregarding the absences of Randle and Anunoby, which are big factors in Brunson’s stellar finish. Whether you shop him or keep him, there’s no ‘’wrong’’ decision; he’ll keep producing and being an All-Star caliber player at a minimum.

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