The Brooklyn Nets have decided to withdraw the qualified offer they had made a few days ago to Kessler Edwards, as reported by Michael Scotto, a journalist from hoopshype. In this way, the forward will become an unrestricted free agent and will be able to sign with any franchise throughout this market. New Yorkers continue to have their rights, so they can renew him if they see fit, but they will no longer have the last word as they would have if Edwards became a restricted free agent.
The Nets selected Kessler with the 44th position in the 2021 draft, and in the 48 games played last season he averaged 5.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in more than 20 minutes. The numerous casualties that Nash’s staff had to face opened a hole for him that the rookie took advantage of signing some pretty solid performances, but it does not seem that this has been enough to guarantee his continuity in the team.
The qualifying offer It was extended to the player on June 29 for a value of 1.8 million dollars, but given his lack of response it seems that they have chosen to back down. It is not clear what is the reason that has prompted them to make this decision, nor is it clear if they intend to negotiate with him a renewal for a lower salary, information that will surely become known as the days go by and as the market continues to evolve.
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