The Trail Blazers want small forward Jake Layman to stay in Rip City.
As first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers have given Layman his qualifying offer which now makes him a restricted free agent, meaning any team around the league can give Layman an offer sheet, but the Blazers will be able to match the terms of that offer.
Layman played in 71 games this past season, averaging 7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.7 assists in 18.7 minutes played.
He shot 50.9% for the regular season, including 32.6% from three-point range.
UPDATE at 10:40am: Trail Blazers PR has confirmed this report, saying they have sent Jake Layman his qualifying offer.