June 28, 2018, 5:54 pmNemanja BjelicaF, Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves extended the qualifying offer for Nemanja Bjelica on Thursday.
Tom Thibodeau hinted earlier on Thursday that they were going to extend the offer to Bjelica. He is now a restricted free agent and the Timberwolves can match any offer sheet that Bjelica signs. Bjelica offers a skill set at the stretch-four that is not present elsewhere on the roster, but they are not a lock to keep him around. They would surely miss some spacing that he brings and would have a hard time replacing it in-house, but there are multiple spacing-fours available if another team covets Bjelica's skills.
Source: Jon Krawczynski on Twitter