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Heat Will Not Meet With Jalen Brunson Thursday, per Report

Even though it was reported Wednesday that Jalen Brunson would meet with the Heat when free agency opens Thursday night, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Tim Reynolds reports that not only will Miami not be meeting with Brunson, but there was never even a meeting scheduled between the two sides. Yahoo’s Chris Haynes initially reported that the KnicksMavericks and Heat secured meetings with Brunson on Thursday, describing Miami as a “darkhorse” in the negotiations.

This piece of news seems to further solidify that New York and Dallas are the two main suitors for the point guard, with the Knicks reportedly the favorite to sign him once NBA free agency begins. New York has cleared cap space with trades over the past week to reportedly open enough cap space to potentially sign Brunson.

Marc Stein reports that Brunson’s meetings will take place in New York, and Brunson’s representatives were the ones who reached out to set it up.

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He added that Mark Cuban, Jason Kidd, Nico Harrison and several Mavericks players will attend, but Dallas has “scant optimism” that they can convince Brunson to return. Haynes also reports that the Knicks’ offer will be a four-year deal worth around $110 million once free agency opens.

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