Jalen Brunson
Jalen Brunson
24-Year-Old GuardG
Dallas Mavericks
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a four-year, $6.11 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2018.
Personal Bio

Jalen Marquis Brunson was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to Rick and Sandra Brunson. His parents were both volleyball players at Temple University, and Rick went on to play nine seasons in the NBA. Jalen has a younger sister, Erica. He attended Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, where he was a two-time Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year (2014, 2015) and also was Illinois' Mr. Basketball as a senior in 2015. Brunson averaged 23.3 points, 5.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 steals as a senior. He led Stevenson to the 2015 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 4A state championship. Among his other accolades, Brunson was selected as a McDonald's All-American and invited to the Jordan Brand Classic. He was also named first team All-Illinois by the Associated Press for the third time. In his second season in the NBA, Brunson was nominated by the Dallas Mavericks for the November NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his continuous efforts to support children and families across the North Texas community. Learn more about Brunson by following him on Twitter and on Instagram (@jalenbrunson1).

College/International Summary

There aren't many players in the NBA that boast two NCAA championships, but Brunson is one. The son of Rick Brunson, an NBA player, was a starter for the Villanova Wildcats' 2016 and 2018 championship teams. As a freshman, he was more of a role player and provided 9.6 points and 2.5 assists while playing next to Ryan Arcidiacono and Josh Hart in the Villanova backcourt. The Illinois native played at least 21 minutes in each game in the 2016 Big Dance but did not score more than 12 points. Brunson took on a bigger role as a sophomore and was only held to single-digit scoring in five games. He averaged 14.7 points and 4.1 assists, and hit 37.8 percent of his three-point attempts. The guard helped the Wildcats wins the Big East tournament with 17 points and five assists in the win over Creighton. The squad was eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by Wisconsin. Brunson pushed his scoring as a senior and led the Wildcats with 18.9 points and 4.6 assists per contest. He connected on a career-high 40.8 percent of his three-point attempts despite the increased responsibility. Brunson scored a career-high 31 points in three games. He scored in double digits in every game except the National Championship, a game in which Michigan held him to nine points. The Wildcats prevailed and the consensus All-American declared for the 2018 NBA Draft with one year of eligibility remaining.

Scores 15 points
GDallas Mavericks
May 11, 2021
Brunson posted 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 133-104 loss to the Grizzlies.
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Brunson saw the most minutes off the bench (25) for the Mavericks during the blowout loss. He's played well lately, scoring double-digit points in five of the past six games.
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2019

In his second NBA season and second with Dallas, Brunson appeared in 57 out of a possible 75 games, with 16 starts. When coming off the bench, the Villanova product averaged 6.7 points, 2.6 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per contest. As a starter, the 6-foot-1 point guard averaged 12.1 points, 5.1 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game. As a whole, he set career highs in assists per game (3.3), rebounds per game (2.4), three-point percentage (35.8) and free-throw percentage (81.3). Brunson also achieved a new single-game career high of 11 assists. He achieved the feat in back-to-back games -- first in a win over the Bucks on Dec. 16 and next against the Celtics on Dec. 18. On Dec. 22 against the Raptors, Brunson posted his first 20-point game of the season, scoring 21 in addition to recording nine assists, four rebounds and one steal. That capped off what was the point guard's best stretch of the season. From Dec. 14 through Dec. 22, he averaged 14.6 points, 9.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 31.4 minutes while shooting 45.9 percent from the field, 38.1 percent from three and 90.0 percent from the charity stripe. Brunson achieved his season-high 27 points in a 23-point win over the Hawks on Feb. 1, and he also accumulated eight assists and four rebounds in the contest. Brunson's last appearance was Feb. 22 against the Hawks when he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. He was unable to play in any of Dallas' Orlando seeding or playoff games.

2018

Drafted 33rd overall in the 2018 draft, Brunson played 73 games for the Mavericks in his rookie campaign, starting 38 of them. He averaged 9.3 points, on 47 percent shooting, 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 22 minutes per game. The Villanova product also shot 34.8 percent on 2.5 attempts per game from behind the arc and hit a season-high three triples eight times. Though he opened the campaign in a bench role, it wasn't long before Brunson worked his way into a more regular spot in the rotation and ultimately a semi-regular starting role. Through the season's first 19 games, he averaged just 12.1 minutes, but that figure grew to 25.2 the rest of the way. March saw Brunson turn in his finest work, scoring in double digits in 14 of 15 games. He averaged 15.1 points with 4.3 assists across 31 minutes per game during that stretch. During that time, Brunson posted the highest-scoring game of his rookie season, a 34-point effort on 12-of-16 shooting against the Spurs on Mar. 12. All in all, Brunson topped 20 points four times and scored at least 10 points on 34 occasions. He grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds Jan. 5 and notched a pair of 10-assist games, double-doubling on all three occasions.

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Transaction History
  • June 21, 2018
    Drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2nd round (33rd pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
  • July 16, 2018
    Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Villanova product had a productive rookie season, compiling 9.3 points, 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 73 games, logging 21.8 minutes a night. Brunson shot well, draining 46.7 percent of his field-goal attempts and 34.8 percent of his threes. In 38 starts, Brunson managed 13.0 points, 4.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds, showing that he could perform well in an expanded role. He flashed upside by finishing the season with back-to-back double-doubles with 10 assists, and he recorded at nine games with at least seven dimes. His biggest highlight was a 34-point outing March 12 against the Spurs. Brunson has some potential acting as the top backup to Delon Wright, and it's possible the two actually end up splitting minutes at the point guard spot. All things considered, Brunson can likely be avoided in standard drafts, but he's worth exploring with a late-round flier in deeper formats.
Despite leaving Villanova early after his junior season, Brunson did plenty to elevate the program and helped lead his team to two National Championships. He also captured the AP Player of the Year award and the Wooden Award, so the point guard received plenty of national attention. His final year in college was unsurprisingly his best showing, becoming a dominant scorer from all over the floor. Brunson finished with a team-high 18.9 points per game, while shooting an impressive 52.1 percent from the field and 40.8 percent from the three-point line. He was also solid in the ancillary categories and added 4.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds across 31.8 minutes. Brunson has been praised for his leadership and NBA readiness, though there are plenty of question marks with his defensive capability at the next level. He's only 6-foot-2, which could present some problems when forced to switch on screens. Either way, Brunson is going to have plenty of time to develop, as he'll have a tough path to significant minutes right away. Dennis Smith is locked into a starter's workload, while Devin Harris re-signed and J.J. Barea is back as well. Both Harris and Barea should be great mentors for Brunson, but will also absorb plenty of backcourt minutes. As a result, look for Brunson to see only spot time off the bench and he could also get some run in the G-League to aid in his development.
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Scores 15 off bench
GDallas Mavericks
May 6, 2021
Brunson tallied 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal across 26 minutes in a win over Brooklyn on Thursday.
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Scores 19 off bench
GDallas Mavericks
May 4, 2021
Brunson accumulated 19 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), two assists and one rebound in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 127-113 win over the Heat.
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Scores 13 in start Thursday
GDallas Mavericks
April 29, 2021
Brunson tallied 13 points (5-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists over 33 minutes in a 115-105 victory over Detroit on Thursday.
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Starting for injured Doncic
GDallas Mavericks
April 29, 2021
Brunson will start Thursday's contest against the Pistons, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Strong effort off bench
GDallas Mavericks
April 21, 2021
Brunson posted 20 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
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