Jalen Brunson and the Knicks are focused on a vital playoff run

Brunson made a huge leap in 2023-24. After averaging 24.0 points and 6.2 assists the previous year, Brunson improved to 28.7 points and 6.7 assists during the regular season. His points per game ranked him fourth in the NBA, while his assists ranked him 13th.

Brunson’s impact on the Knicks was incredible and his performance led some analysts to support him as MVP. Despite the individual attention Brunson has garnered, he knows his team must come together to do well in the postseason. He and Donte DiVincenzo talked about the Knicks’ great culture at the end of the regular season.

“It’s a blend of the chemistry that we have, a blend of the coaches and how they want us to have a mentality,” Brunson said. “The guys just have that mentality. That’s how most of us grew up as basketball players.”