Report: Nurkic gets qualifying offer from Blazers
NBA.com Global on Jun 28, 2018 07:14 AM
HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 10: Gerald Green #14 of the Houston Rockets dunks against Jusuf Nurkic #27 of the Portland Trail Blazers on January 10, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has received a qualifying offer from the team and will thus be a restricted free agent this summer, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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 averaged 14.3 points and nine rebounds per game last season, his first full season with the Blazers. Portland acquired him midway through the 2016-17 season for center Miles Plumlee in a trade with the Denver Nuggets.
In 20 games with the Blazers in 2016-17, Nurkic averaged 15.2 ppg and 10.4 rpg.