The Knicks get honest about their chances with Jalen Brunson

The New York Knicks front office is under no illusion that they are a title contender with Jalen Brunson as their main star.

That’s what ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed on the Feb. 27 episode of “NBA Today,” when two-time WNBA champion Becky Hammon finally admitted that Jalen Brunson is a 1A star, but in December he still maintained his opinion that he is “too small” to lead a team to a championship that has drawn criticism from Knicks fans.

“That night I texted Becky and said, ‘Don’t let anyone make you apologize for this. The Knicks agree with you,’” Wojnarowski said. “This is not a snub to Jalen Brunson who transformed that organization. He is one of the biggest free agent signings of the last decade in the NBA.

But the reason the Knicks are stockpiling draft picks and assets is that they want, if he becomes available, to get a first- and second-team NBA-caliber player. With that you win. [Nikola] Jokic, Giannis [Antetokounmpo], LeBron James, Steph [Curry].