Jalen Brunson will be an unrestricted free agent in 2022 after the Dallas Mavericks signed him to a four-year deal after drafting him 33rd in 2018.

Brunson scored 31 points on Wednesday and is generally considered one of the NBA's best bench guards.

Bobby Marks writes: "The Mavericks committed contract malpractice with Jalen Brunson after he was drafted in the 2nd rd. We will (or should) never see a straight 4 year contract without a team option in year 4 again."