Jalen Brunson is firmly an MVP candidate

Before this season, it may have seemed foolish to say that Jalen Brunson would be an MVP candidate by the end of the season. However, with 15 games remaining, Brunson not only enjoyed a superb individual season but also helped lead the Knicks to a 40-27 record, good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference and just two games out of third, placing firmly in the MVP rankings. conversation.

After an injury scare against the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 3, Brunson missed only one game. Since his return, he has averaged 30.4 points per game, shooting an impressive 49.5% FG. This stretch includes consecutive 40-point games in his last two appearances against the Portland Trailblazers and Sacramento Kings, scoring 45 points and 42 points, respectively. Brunson’s efforts helped him earn Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors as the Knicks went 3-0.