NBA.com staff report
Brooklyn Nets All-Star point guard D'Angelo Russell and LA Clippers center Ivica Zuba have received qualifying offers from their respective teams, making their restricted free agents, reports The Athletic's Shams Charania.
The 23-year-old Russell is coming off a career season in which he averaged 21.1 points, 7.0 assists and 3.9 rebounds. In four NBA seasons, Russell is averaging 16.5 points and 5.1 assists. Russell was also a main reason the Nets landed back in the playoffs for the first time since 2014-15.
Zubac meanwhile started 25 regular season games after getting traded from the LA Lakers to the Clippers, a stretch where he averaged career-highs in points (9.4), rebounds (7.7), and assists (1.5), while shooting 53.8% from the field.