Oubre Jr., Wright, Jones reportedly get qualifying offers
NBA.com Global on Jun 27, 2019 07:54 AM
PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 22: Kelly Oubre Jr. #3 of the Phoenix Suns dunks against the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 22, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images)
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NBA teams have until July 29 to make qualifying offers to their own free agents and several have apparently gotten it done today.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Phoenix Suns have made a qualifying offer to Kelly Oubre Jr., which will make him a restricted free agent this summer. Oubre Jr. was dealt to the Suns at mid-season and played well there, averaging 16.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 29.5 minutes per game.
Phoenix has extended qualifying offer to Kelly Oubre Jr., which will make him a restricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Oubre is a target for significant offer sheets in the market, especially with cap space teams who miss out on high-profile unrestricted free agents.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2019
Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Grizzlies have extended a qualifying offer to Delon Wright, which will make him a restricted free agent this summer.
Memphis extended the qualifying offer tender to guard Delon Wright, who will now be a restricted free agent, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Wright had a strong finish for the Grizzlies last season.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 26, 2019
Wright saw a much bigger role and increased playing time in Memphis, averaging 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.6 steals in 30.8 minutes per game. Along with second-year forward Jaren Jackson Jr. and rookie guard Ja Morant, Wright is one of the key youngsters Memphis is building around. The Grizzlies also potentially freed up significant minutes for Wright with their reported trade of starting point guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz last week.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Wolves have given a qualifying offer to Tyus Jones, making him a restricted free agent this summer. The move was also reported by Chris Hine of The Star Tribune.
Minnesota has extended a qualifying offer to G Tyus Jones, making him a restricted free agent, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2019
Quick post with a source confirming the Wolves have extended a qualifying offer to Tyus Jones and what that means:https://t.co/GVgESyd0nr— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) June 26, 2019
Last season, Jones averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game in 68 games (with 23 starts). Those stats (save for the games played) were all career bests as Jones continued to develop after being selected 24th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 draft.