An emerging storyline for the future of the Dallas Mavericks after this season

concludes is the upcoming unrestricted free agency of Jalen Brunson.

Brunson has led the Mavericks to a 2-1 series lead over the Utah Jazz despite Luka Doncic being sidelined for all three games.

With averages of 32.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.0 assists, he's been one of the NBA's elite playoff performers.

“He’s going to make a lot of money. I don’t know if he needs an agent,

but I’m going to put my name in the hat," Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said about Brunson's play after Game 2.

"But it’s not just what he did (Monday), and it’s not what he’s going to do going forward.

He’s already done the work this season.” Given Brunson's ongoing masterful playoff performances against the Jazz,

there's been much speculation about what kind of contract he can earn in free agency.

Additionally, there's been talk about which team will be the one to get a deal done with him.

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