The Heat won’t meet Jalen Brunson today anyway.
Following a report Wednesday from Yahoo Sports that the free-agent point guard planned to sit down with the Mavericks, Knicks and Heat when the free agency period begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Miami will not meet.
So it will just be the Mavericks and the Knicks, his main admirers from the start. There remains a belief that Brunson will be a Knick, on a four-year, $110 million contract, unless the Mavericks decide to raise what they are willing to pay him.
While the Knicks are expected to bring back Mitchell Robinson, they are also reportedly interested in the Clippers’ intriguing big man Isaiah Hartenstein. The 24-year-old 7-footer averaged 8.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists last year. He has bounced around and played for the Rockets, Nuggets, Cavaliers and Clippers and is expected to attract interest from many teams, especially the Magic.