Mike Breen is loved by New York Knicks and NBA fans worldwide. Whether it be on MSG Networks or ESPN, he’s one of the best play-by-play commentators in the sport. When he says something, it’s important to listen.
So for all of you Jalen Brunson haters out there who are still claiming that he was overpaid by the Knicks, it’s best if you listen to Breen. If you still can’t admit that Brunson has transformed the Knicks at this point in the season, then you’re probably a Mavericks fan that’s still upset that Dallas let Brunson walk.
Knicks fans know firsthand how special Brunson has been. After years of hoping for a true point guard, New York signing Brunson to a four-year contract in free agency granted that wish. He’s helped propel the Knicks up the Eastern Conference standings, but as Breen said, his value is more than the numbers that he’s been putting up.
Mike Breen gushes over New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson
Jalen Brunson’s averaging 23.8 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 48.5% from the field and 41% from three. He was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February, but somehow, he wasn’t named an All-Star reserve. Since the All-Star break, though, he’s been on a tear.
He’s fit in well in New York. Mike Breen said that Brunson blew away Julius Randle and RJ Barrett, the team’s previous two ball-dominant players. There were questions about if Brunson, Randle, and Barrett would be able to share the court together, but the point guard has helped to elevate his teammates.
As Breen noted, Brunson is more of a quiet leader. He doesn’t seem to be the type of player that enjoys attention, but he’s committed to winning and that’s all that matters. He’s a team player that has helped his team win games. It’s that simple.
Mike Breen and Knicks fans have been lucky enough to watch Jalen Brunson suit up in New York this season. This is only the beginning, though. The future is bright.