The Brooklyn Nets are said to be making a run at Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent Allen Crabbe, rumored to be offering him a four-year, north of $70 million deal. Of course, with that, the Blazers have a chance to match any offer sheet, keeping Crabbe in Portland. And, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, he expects the Blazers to do just that.
In speaking with John Canzano, out in Portland, Woj seems to think that there's very, very little chance that the Blazers will let Crabbe walk, no matter what the deal is.
"By all indications they want to keep him. They developed Allen Crabbe. He's become a very good bench player. Will he be a starter? That remains to be seen... I would be very surprised if one way or another if Allen Crabbe is not back with the Trail Blazers and not playing for them next season."
A big part of this has to do with the Blazers losing out on other free agents this summer, along with the signing of Evan Turner, in that the Blazers are looking to win this year and not blow it up.
He did mention that there is a "dance", within an offer for a restricted free agent, and that both sides are simply going through said dance.
It all remains to be seen, but it certainly didn't help the Nets case that the Blazers haven't been able to hit on their main offseason targets.