Sources on @TheVertical: Oklahoma City has rescinded qualifying offer on Dion Waiters, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 19, 2016
OKC still holds Bird Rights and could re-sign Waiters, but needed to protect cap space, including for a possible Westbrook renegotiation.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 19, 2016
As an unrestricted free agent, Waiters becomes a much more intriguing target to teams -- especially Brooklyn and Philadelphia.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 19, 2016
But the Nets haven't had any real interest in Waiters, a 6'4" shooting guard. There were reports that the Nets discussed the possibility of going after Waiters ...but if so, they decided against it. They never made an offer to him as they had with Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe.
It seems unlikely that with 15 players under contract and a reported desire to hold onto cap space for next summer, things are going to change now.