Nets Won’t Make Qualifying Offer To Hollis-Jefferson

The Nets will not make a qualifying offer to forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who will become an unrestricted free agent, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. By letting Hollis-Jefferson walk, the Nets will have approximately $46MM in cap space this summer, Wojnarowski adds.

Brooklyn would have needed to extend a $3,594,369 qualifying offer to Hollis-Jefferson to make him a restricted free agent. The Nets are looking to open up as much as cap space as possible to bring in two high-level free agents.

A 2015 first-round selection, Hollis-Jefferson has spent all four of his seasons with Brooklyn. He averaged 8.9 PPG and 5.3 RPG in 20.9 MPG last season after posting career bests of 13.9 PPG and 6.8 RPG in 28.3 MPG during the 2017/18 campaign. Adductor and groin injuries limited him to 59 games this past season.

In 234 career games, he’s averaged 9.9 PPG and 5.9 RPG.

The 24-year-old Hollis-Jefferson is well-regarded for his defensive versatility and should attract interest from multiple teams on the open market.

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12 thoughts on “Nets Won’t Make Qualifying Offer To Hollis-Jefferson

  1. Luckylefty2

    RHJ went from being a versatile Swiss Army knife 3 man. To slashing 4 man now he’s a small ball 5 lol.

    • Itrainsontuesday

      According to Basketball Reference he played 50% of his mins at PF, 46% at SF, and 2% each at SG and C. Definitely versatile. Not sure why he wasn’t worth $3.6 mill qualifying offer. 46 mil in Cap space isn’t enough for 2 max level offers, and they could’ve renounced him later in the FA period if needed.

    • victorg

      even if rich paul WAS his agent he does not fit with the LAL and LBJ … honestly those numbers he had in 18 were inflated because the team was so awful someone had to score he is merely a role player off the bench … an 8th man on a good team … or a starting PF on a bad team.

      • Curtisrowe

        Right, he’s a backup for sure, but a good one. As the article said he will have zero issues finding work.

  2. He’s not a 5, on either end. Before PFs were required to hit 3’s, he’d have been the typical tweener, a PF in a SF’s body. But one who could get by being an impact defender, with versatility, and tough on the boards. Today, it’s not his size, but his lack of a perimeter game (or much of any other game offensively) that dooms him. If he magically developed a 3 pt shot he’d be a quasi-star. He’s only 24, but he doesn’t really even try any longer.

    • x%sure

      That seems to be his perception in BRK. Austin Carr (Cavs tv) would always more or less say he’s going to burn us with postup moves again and be right, but BRK just does not run that kind of offense. He could do more and I’m sure will get another shot.

      I thought someone would say BRK needs RHJ’s salary to be able to offer 2 maxxes. I think the $46MM in the article is before renouncing or losing Russell.

  3. kylewait89

    RHJ needs to work with a shooting coach or he’ll be gone in 3 years at most.

  4. formerlyz

    I can think of several teams that could use his defense at the 4/3 spots, including Brooklyn. They should have someone there at 27 in the draft that can help in that regard, and I would assume they’re looking at certain wings on their roster as options at that 4 spot. I guess it makes sense, assuming they get a lot of shooting to mitigate that defensive issue they’ve had for a couple of years

    I personally think RHJ can improve that jumpshot, but it’s hard to do when he hasnt been able to stay healthy

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