Blazers don’t extend qualifying offer to Connaughton

The Trail Blazers did not offer a qualifying offer to Pat Connaughton, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers have decided to not offer a qualifying offer to Pat Connaughton, according a report.

Michael Scott of The Athletic reports the move will make Connaughton an unrestricted free agent Sunday.

The 25-year-old Connaughton, a Notre Dame product, averaged 5.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assist, playing in all 82 regular-season games for Portland.

Connaughton shot 42.3 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

Connaughton’s QO would have been for $1.8 million. The Blazers also did not offer a QO to point guard Shabazz Napier, who would have commanded a $3.45 million offer.