Jalen Brunson
Jalen Brunson
22-Year-Old GuardG
Dallas Mavericks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $6.11 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2018.
Productive in limited playing time Friday
GDallas Mavericks
July 14, 2018
Brunson collected five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds and two assists across nine minutes during the Mavericks' 96-92 win over the Wizards in a Las Vegas Summer League contest Friday.
The 33rd overall pick put his modest time on the court to good use, checking off multiple boxes on the stat sheet despite playing single-digit minutes. Brunson finished summer league play with averages of 6.8 points, 4.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals, but improving his 23.0 percent success rate from the field will likely be a point of emphasis heading into training camp.
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Leads team in assists Wednesday
GDallas Mavericks
July 11, 2018
Brunson tallied eight points (2-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and two steals across 21 minutes during Wednesday's 95-83 summer league loss to the Bulls.
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Selected by Dallas
GDallas Mavericks
June 21, 2018
Brunson was selected by the Mavericks in the second round of Thursday's draft.
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