June 29, 2016, 7:49 pm
Restricted free agents Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli both received qualifying offers from the Warriors on Wednesday, as expected.
This will be the true measurement of this free agency, as both players struggled mightily throughout most of the playoffs and had question marks about their respective values even before that. If they get massive deals then we can give some dap to the extra money available in free agency this summer and owners’ inability to control themselves. Otherwise, for as much as the Warriors say they want to keep these guys there will be hard decisions to be made if other teams come in aggressively. It’s a nice lowkey subplot for the next week or so.