The New York Knicks are targeting approximately $25 million in cap space in order to pursue Jalen Brunson in free agency.

The Knicks are expected to trade Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel to free up salary.

League personnel widely expect Brunson to re-sign with the Mavericks.

If the Knicks pivot instead to Kyrie Irving, they would have to open up substantially more cap space to sign him.