There are many fans who are cautiously optimistic about the guard, who recently got sent to New York in a monster deal worth more than $110 million.
Others are concerned that maybe too much pressure is on Brunson’s shoulders and he’s not ready for such a bright spotlight.
While there is both excitement and fear about Brunson, today there is just celebration.
— NBA (@NBA) August 31, 2022
That’s because it’s Brunson’s 26th birthday and that’s a cause that every New York fan can get behind.
Brunson is surely enjoying his cake and family time but there is also no doubt that he’s getting prepared for what will be a very pivotal season for him.
Birthday Boy Brunson
Brunson had been a special part of the Dallas Mavericks for a few seasons.
His most recent season was considered a breakout one by many and it saw him and the Mavs go all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
As Brunson’s star rose, the Knicks became very intrigued and decided they’d do whatever it took to land him.
In the end, they threw a gigantic contract at Brunson and were able to win him away from Dallas at the start of free agency.
Now the pressure is on and it’s time for Brunson to prove that is money well spent.
In Dallas, Brunson was considered the right-hand man of Luka Doncic but in New York, he will be running plays a lot more often and will be the centerpiece of the team in many ways.
Is he ready to take on that responsibility and be the guard New York needs?