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Does Portland Signing Turner for 4 years $70 Million open the door for Nets to acquire Crabbe?

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It's difficult to acquire a player who's a restricted free agent because the player's current team has the right to match any offer. Which leads us to Allen Crabbe, a restricted free agent who the Nets reportedly want while the Trail Blazers would have the right to match.

Signing Crabbe, 24, seemed unlikely heading into Friday, the start of free agency, because Portland seemed primed to match any offer. But, the odds suddenly became better later on in the day that Portland could potentially lose Crabbe after they agreed to sign Evan Turner to a massive 4-year deal worth $70 Million.

Signing Turner would seem to indicate that maybe Portland would be done in free agency and spend the rest of its money on keeping its own restricted free agents, but Adrian Wojnarowski stated that Portland may want more.

Signing Gasol would also require a hefty salary package, which could all but guarantee that they wouldn't be able to retain Crabbe.

Crabbe averaged 10.3 points per game last season, while shooting 46 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point territory. The NBA has turned into a league where players who can shoot the basketball are a necessity and a young player like Crabbe who hasn't reached his full potential yet will draw a lot of interest around the league.

Brooklyn signing Jeremy Lin to a 3-year deal worth $36 Million earlier is looking more-and-more like a steal with the likes of Turner's deal and the Magic giving Evan Fournier a five-year extension worth $85 Million.

After the Lin deal, Brooklyn still has over $40 Million in cap room left to spend and it would likely require at least $15 or $20 Million to get Portland not to match Brooklyn's offer sheet.

Friday morning, David Aldridge reported that Brooklyn would make a push at acquiring Crabbe and he stated that Portland would likely match any offer that Brooklyn threw out. Adding Turner will make that more difficult for Portland to match the big numbers ... that Brooklyn can afford to spend, and if they add Gasol it would make it basically impossible.

Buckle your seat belts, the fun is just beginning.