As deadlines are getting closer, decisions must be made. The latest comes from Mike Scotto, who reports the Brooklyn Nets will not extend a qualifying offer to Willie Reed, enabling him to become an unrestricted free agent. Brooklyn's offer would have amounted to $1,215,696 if they decided to exercise the option.
Source: Nets won't give Willie Reed a qualifying offer. He will be an UFA. His 19.3 PER would've been 52nd in NBA if he played enough mins.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 29, 2016
This comes as no surprise. Reed, 26, proved to be a solid big off the bench but played just 39 games -- missing the early portion of the season due to a thumb injury, and then left the team towards the end of the season due to "personal issues". Make no mistake, the "personal issues" came shortly after Reed posted (then deleted) this picture to his Instagram account.
Reed averaged about 10.5 min. under Hollins. Under Tony Brown, less than 9 min and 13 CD-DNP's (via Willie Reed IG) pic.twitter.com/JkZbDCzarL— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) March 24, 2016
"Brooklyn is a great place. I think they have something special going forward," Reed told Brown and Scoop back in early May. "I would love to be in Brooklyn, but that's up to them."
In the 39 games, Reed averaged 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 11 minutes per game.