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Mavericks: Jalen Brunson returns to his roots to catch an Eagles game

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Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks need more from Jalen Brunson this season. The 25-year-old guard improved his jumper and took a massive leap in his third year in the NBA where he averaged 12.6 points, 3.5 assists, and 3.4 rebounds in 25.0 minutes per game. Brunson was in the running for Sixth Man of the Year, but he struggled to be effective in the playoffs.

Fans wanted the Mavs to add another ball-handler and playmaker after the offense slowed to a crawl with Luka Doncic on the bench against the Clippers in the postseason, but the front office did not. They have faith that JB can be more effective and run the second unit. He needs to take another step forward and prove he can do it in the postseason too.

Training camp is set to begin on Sept. 28, so Brunson took one last opportunity to have a vacation. He headed back to Philadelphia to catch the Eagles' home opener. Let us take a closer look.

Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson catches an Eagles game in Philly

Brunson posted the following photo on his Instagram from the Eagles versus 49ers game on Sept. 19.

The 6’1 guard played his college basketball at Villanova in a suburb of Philadelphia, so it was a chance to return to his roots. Brunson is a noted Eagles fan.

Luka Doncic will likely be trying to get a bet with JB on next Monday’s game between the Cowboys and Eagles. Fans remember last year, Brunson had to come to a Mavs game wearing a customized Dallas jersey. It will be interesting to see if there is another wager this time.

Jalen Brunson will be back and ready to get to work. New head coach Jason Kidd has some changes lined up that should the Dallas Mavericks on both ends of the floor. Stay tuned to see how it all shakes out in the 2021-2022 season as fans won’t want to miss it.

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