The New York Knicks are working to clear salary-cap space, preparing to recruit Dallas Mavericks free-agent guard Jalen Brunson.

According a new report, it appears that the Mavs might have to give Jalen Brunson a large check to retain him.

A report says. Jalen Brunson wanted a four-year, $55 million extension last offseason, but the Mavericks never made an offer.

Due to NBA salary cap rules, Dallas can go over the cap to re-sign guard Jalen Brunson to a long-term contract.

Dallas also passed on making him an offer in the middle of the season after Brunson cemented himself into the starting lineup for good.

His strong performance and Dallas' ability to pay him what he wants is a big reason why the Mavs are confident in their abilities to keep him.

Brunson was capable of when Luka Doncic was sidelined for the first three games of the playoffs against the Jazz.

He averaged 32 points, 5.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds to carry Dallas to a 2-1 series lead when Doncic returned.

The Mavericks losing Brunson for nothing would be a significant blow for a team that doesn't have the financial flexibility to replace his production.

Ali Marks is the girlfriend of American professional basketball player Jalen Brunson, and Jalen’s net worth is around $ 1.5 Million.