If anyone still had any doubts, the playoffs have confirmed that Jalen Brunson is a star.
Averaging 27.8 points, 5.6 assists, and 5 rebounds per night, Brunson was top 10 in postseason scoring, shooting 47.4% from the field and solidifying himself as a proven winner.
Brunson was arguably the best and most reliable Knick in the playoffs. He led them in clutch scoring, hitting 63.6 percent of his shots with the game within five to five minutes left.
When New York needed him most, he answered the call with 27 points in stealing game one in Cleveland, 29 going up 3-1 at home, then 30 and 38 in the Knicks’ only two wins against the Heat.
He did all of this on an injured ankle, while taking the brunt of a lot of physicalities, especially from Miami. He has proven that his 2022 run was no fluke, and he is built to succeed on this big stage.