The start of the NBA’s 2014 free agency period is just a little less than two days away, and teams continue to extend qualifying offers to their eligible free agents. The offers are rarely accepted, but the player becomes a restricted free agent as a result of the tender. Choosing not to extend an offer to a player who’s eligible for one means the player becomes an unrestricted free agent, prohibiting the player’s current club from matching offer sheets from rival suitors. For a full explanation, check out the Qualifying Offers entry in the Hoops Rumors Glossary. We’ll track today’s qualifying offer updates right here:
- The Wizards haven’t made their final decision, but are likely to extend a qualifying offer to Kevin Seraphin, tweets Michael Lee of The Washington Post.
- The Celtics have extended a $3.6MM qualifying offer to Avery Bradley, tweets Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe.
- The Pelicans will not extend a qualifying offer to Brian Roberts, reports Chris Haynes of CSNNW (on Twitter). Becuase Roberts started 42 games for New Orleans last season, he met the starter criteria, which boosted the amount of his qualifying offer to $2,875,131, as Hoops Rumors’ Chuck Myron explains.
- Trevor Booker also met the starter criteria last season, and the Wizards have decided not to tender him a qualifying offer, writes Michael Lee of the Washington Post. Booker’s offer would have been worth $4,677,708.
- Earlier today, we heard the Lakers would refrain from extending a qualifying offer to Kent Bazemore.
- The Raptors extended qualifying offers to Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, and Nando De Colo.