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Just In:.Jalen Brunson Warns Knicks After Trade’s….

Jalen Brunson Warns Knicks After Trade Deadline Move

Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks looks on in the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden.

New York Knicks All-Star point guard Jalen Brunson warned the team to not get ahead of themselves after bolstering their depth by trading for Alec Burks and Bojan Bogdanovic.

“Obviously, everyone sees that. But we have to focus on right now. We can’t keep looking ahead to how we’re gonna be good and not be good now,” Brunson said via SNY after the Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers 125-111 on February 10.

While Burks’ return and Bogdanovic’s Knicks debut ended in a loss, it was hardly their fault. Blame it on injuries to their centers Isaiah Hartenstein (Achilles), Jericho Sims (illness) and Mitchell Robinson (ankle).

Without their three centers, Precious Achiuwa had to play 43 minutes while the 38-year-old Taj Gibson extended himself to 19 minutes. The Knicks were minus-9 in rebounds and minus-8 each in inside-the-paint scoring and second-chance points.

After deferring to his teammates in the first three quarters, Burks became aggressive in the fourth quarter as he almost single-handedly brought the Knicks back into the game. The veteran guard scored 15 of his 22 points in the closing quarter.

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