Report: Heat, Knicks, Mavs secure free agent meetings with Brunson

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Top free agent Jalen Brunson will hold meetings with the Miami Heat, New York Knicks, and Dallas Mavericks once negotiations are allowed to begin on Thursday, sources told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

Dallas will look to retain its starting guard in a meeting that team owner Mark Cuban, general manager Nico Harrison, and head coach Jason Kidd will reportedly lead, along with several players, Haynes adds.

The Knicks are reportedly seen as the frontrunners for Brunson's services, but the team would need to either clear extra cap space or negotiate a sign-and-trade with the Mavericks to sign him to a projected four-year deal worth over $100 million.

Meanwhile, the Heat have yet to be linked to the 6-foot-1 Brunson throughout the process and already roster diminutive veteran point guard Kyle Lowry. Miami would need to complete a sign-and-trade to afford Brunson under the salary cap.

Brunson will look to command one of the highest free agency contracts after averaging 21.6 points per game in a masterful playoff run to the Western Conference Finals.

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