Will Jalen Brunson choose Pistons over Dallas Mavericks this offseason?

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Dallas Mavericks, Jalen Brunson
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Will Jalen Brunson choose the Pistons over the Dallas Mavericks this offseason?

Expect Detroit to pursue Jalen Brunson this summer, but signing with the Pistons is not likely. Their best bet is to offer him a massive contract and hope he takes the money over playing for a contender.

The Dallas Mavericks are looking for a second star to pair with Luka Doncic, and re-signing JB could be the path to acquiring it. If he inks a four-year $80 million deal, that will give the Mavs another medium-sized contract to package if a superstar becomes available on the trade market. Could the possibility of a trade impact Brunson’s decision? It is one thing to consider.

The Mavericks have to feel good about re-signing JB this summer. They would not have kept him beyond the trade deadline without knowing what type of deal he desires and that he wants to stay in Dallas.

The team should be aggressive in free agency and get a deal done immediately. Do not try to lowball and save every penny because that is the path to Brunson leaving and the Mavs getting nothing in return for the talented 25-year-old guard.

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Jalen Brunson's free agency is worth watching closely this summer. Will he re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks? Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest news, rumors, and analysis on JB and the team.