The Wizards extended qualifying offers to three free agents on Wednesday: Thomas Bryant, Bobby Portis and Tomas Satoransky. Washington did now, however, extend a qualifying offer to Sam Dekker.
The Washington Wizards reportedly extended a qualifying offer to Thomas Bryant after the center's breakout 2018-19 season, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic.
Expected news here: The Wizards have extended Thomas Bryant his qualifying offer, according to sources.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) June 26, 2019
After he was picked up by the Wizards off the waiver wires from the Lakers, Bryant worked his way into the Washington lineup by late November.
With the Wizards he averaged 6.3 rebounds and 10.5 points while he shot a league-high 68.5% on two-pointers. Bryant also shot 33.3% in the three-point range and 46.6% from three-to-10 feet.
But Bryant also made a big impact with his energy and enthusiasm while the Wizards struggled to compete, making him a favorite amongst his teammates and Washington fans alike.
Back in April, Bryant expressed a serious interest in staying with the Wizards. For that article, click here.
Washington also extended offers to Bobby Portis anad Tomas Satoransky, as reported by Chase Hughes and Yahoo Sports' Keith Smith.
The Wizards have extended a qualifying offer to Bobby Portis, meaning he will be a restricted free agent on June 30, @NBCSWashington has learned.— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) June 27, 2019
Per league sources, the Washington Wizards have tendered a qualifying offer to Tomas Satoransky. Satoransky is now be a restricted free agent.@FredKatz reported earlier that Washington also tendered a qualifying offer to Thomas Bryant. Bryant is also now a restricted free agent.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 27, 2019
Last season with the Wizards, Portis shot 39.3% and averaged 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Like Bryant, Portis also expressed that he enjoyed playing in Washington, but also said he wanted to make more money. For that article, click here.
Satoransky averaged 8.9 points a game in the 2018-19 season, while he shot 39.5% in threes.
While Washington made qualifying offers to three of its free agents, the Wizards declined a qualifying offer on forward Sam Dekker, as reported by Chase Hughes.
Sam Dekker has not been extended a qualifying offer by the Wizards, I'm told. They have until June 29, otherwise he will become an unrestricted free agent.— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) June 27, 2019
Last season Dekker averaged 6.1 points per game, while he shot 47.1% in field goals.
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