The Portland Trail Blazers have tendered the qualifying offer to Jusuf Nurkic, making the center a restricted free agent, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. With Nurkic becoming a restricted free agent, Portland now has the chance to match any offer sheet he signs with another team.
The Portland Trail Blazers have sent center Jusuf Nurkic his qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent on July 1, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 27, 2018
Nurkic’s qualifying offer is worth approximately $4.75 million for one year. Last week, Zach Lowe of ESPN said he believes Nurkic will take the one-year deal given a lack of market for centers.
You can read a full breakdown of Nurkic’s qualifying offer ramifications here by Dave Deckard.