The Suns opted not to issue a qualifying offer to forward Darius Bazley, league sources tell Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link). As a result, Bazley will become an unrestricted free agent rather than restricted.
The decision doesn’t come as a huge surprise, since Bazley’s qualifying offer would have been worth approximately $6.2MM. While it’s not clear if Phoenix is interested in re-signing the former first-round pick, the team will hold his Bird rights and could probably re-sign him at a more team-friendly rate.
Windler was never considered likely to get a QO, which would’ve been worth just shy of $6MM. He has been limited by injuries in his first four NBA seasons and hasn’t become a rotation player in Cleveland, appearing in just 84 total games.
Yurtseven’s QO is only worth a projected $2.22MM ($200K more than his minimum salary), but the Heat will be cost-conscious about how they fill out their roster, given that their team salary projects to go well beyond the luxury tax line.
The following players did receive qualifying offers and will be restricted free agents:
- Tre Jones, Spurs ($5,216,324) (Twitter link via Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News)
- Ty Jerome, Warriors ($2,165,000) (Twitter link via Warriors)
- Note: Jerome’s QO will be worth his minimum salary and will only be partially guaranteed.
- Neemias Queta, Kings ($2,019,706) (Twitter link via Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee)
- Note: Queta’s QO will be worth his minimum salary and will only be partially guaranteed.
- Dominick Barlow, Spurs (two-way) (Twitter link via Orsborn)
- Keon Ellis, Kings (two-way) (Twitter link via Anderson)
- Ibou Badji, Trail Blazers (two-way) (press release via Blazers)
- John Butler Jr., Trail Blazers (two-way) (press release via Blazers)
- Trevor Keels, Knicks (two-way) (Twitter link via Fred Katz of The Athletic)
- Duane Washington, Knicks (two-way) (Twitter link via Katz)