The Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Lakers have extended qualifying offers of $ 7.7 million and $ 1.9 million, respectively, in order to John collins Y Tylen Horton-Tucker become restricted free agents.
Collins, a 23-year-old power forward, will be one of the most interesting players of the impending free agency, and the Hawks will have the right of first refusal to keep the player in their ranks, after not reaching an agreement between both parties to extend the contract. of the player before the start of the 2020-2021 season.
The undisputed starter for the Hawks, Collins has averaged 17.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1 block in 63 games in his fourth season with the team, after making 55.6% of his field goals and 39.9% of his triples.
Then, the player averaged 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds in 18 games in the postseason.
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The Lakers, for their part, have extended the qualifying offer on Horton-Tucker for the 20-year-old forward to become a restricted free agent this summer, so the Angelenos could match rivals’ offers to keep the player.
Horton-Tucker signed in his second year with the Lakers 9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 65 games, an excellent performance in the regular phase that declined in the playoffs when he lost presence on the court.
The Lakers could use an early Bird exception to sign Horton-Tucker, allowing him to offer him a salary of $ 10.4 million in the opening season, according to the journalist. Bobby marks, the contract being encrypted in a minimum of 2 years.