Marc Stein of ESPN has reported Brooklyn's interest in restricted free agent Allen Crabbe.
The Nets, league sources say, have weighed all day whether to sign Blazers restricted FA Allen Crabbe to an offer sheet. They're big fans— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2016
However, Portland has reportedly committed to match any and all offers for Crabbe.
Hearing the Nets are making a push for Blazers restricted free agent Allen Crabbe. Blazers have consistently said they’ll match any offer.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2016
If the Nets extend an offer and Crabbe signs it, his cap hold against Portland's salary total would raise from $2.75 million to the amount of the offer, impacting Portland's ability to sign free agents. The Blazers could free cap space once again by letting Crabbe go to the Nets. If they match the offer, Crabbe's new salary would remain on their cap.
Crabbe had a breakout year in 2015-16, recording an average of 10.3 points per game, increasing from 3.3 points in 2014-15. He was a regular part of the Blazers backcourt rotation, also playing minutes at small forward.