June 27, 2018, 12:57 pmJusuf NurkicC, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers tendered a qualifying offer to Jusuf Nurkic making him a restricted free agent on July 1.
This move is expected, but it remains to be seen if the Blazers match the deal Nurkic signs. The center has had injury issues throughout his career thus far and is more of an old-school center lacking good shooting abilities. The Blazers are coming off yet another early playoff exit and may go in a different direction. They also already have their center of the future Zach Collins, who made strides last season. If the Blazers match he should maintain top-75 value thanks to his shot blocking ability. However if they don't then Zach Collins will make a jump in our rankings.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter