Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson revealed what he wanted to add to his game this offseason and more in a recent interview.
The Dallas Mavericks drafted one of the steals of the night in 2018 when they chose Jalen Brunson 33rd overall. Brunson won two NCAA championships and was the Naismith Player of the Year at Villanova.
He continued to improve throughout his rookie season. Brunson started the year playing a minimal role. He averaged just 12.4 minutes per game from opening night to Dec. 1. The 22-year-old kept proving himself. He played 28.9 minutes a night over his final 31 games. During that stretch, Brunson averaged 13.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per on 48.8 percent shooting from the field.
His strong rookie season earned him an invite to play for the Team USA Select Team this summer. It was an incredible learning experience and opportunity for the young Maverick.
Brunson discussed a myriad of topics on the Drive the Lane podcast recently (Warning, there is a bit of explicit language on the program). Here is a look at a few.
Working on consistency
Brunson admits that he is working on being more consistent this summer. That is interesting because he seems like such a steady player. Perhaps Brunson did not want to give away his secrets.
Jalen Brunson talked a bit about his off the court hobbies. Mavs fans know his penchant for video games, but he also discussed his enjoyment of golf.
Shares some high praise for Luka
Brunson also gives a ton of praise to Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic. His comments on Luka alone make the podcast a must listen.
The second year guard discusses a host of other topics as well including some Dirk Nowitzki talk.
The team is hoping for Brunson to play a larger role this season. Expect him to come off the bench, but be an important piece of the rotation.
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