The Nets have signed Blazers restricted free agent guard Allen Crabbe to a four-year, $75 million offer sheet, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Crabbe’s offer could reportedly reach $83 million with incentives. The Blazers have three days to match the offer sheet, which includes a fourth-year player option and a trade kicker.
Jason Quick of CSN Northwest reports that the Nets promised Crabbe he will be a starter. Crabbe reportedly does not have interest in coming off the bench in Portland. The Trail Blazers signed Celtics free agent guard Evan Turner earlier this off-season, a move that leaves Crabbe’s playing time somewhat up in the air.
Crabbe, 24, was selected by the Trail Blazers in the second round of the 2013 draft and played his first three seasons in Portland. Last season, he averaged 10.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in a career-high 26.0 minutes per game. He shot 36.4 percent from three during the regular season and 42.9 percent from deep in 11 postseason games.
Brooklyn, which still has significant cap space, also signed 24-year-old Heat guard Tyler Johnson to a four-year, $50 million offer sheet and is waiting on Miami to match. With the Nets largely devoid of their own draft picks for the next few years, GM Sean Marks is aggressively rolling the dice on available young players.
The Blazers agreed to sign center Festus Ezeli to a two-year, $16 million contract earlier Thursday.