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The Brooklyn Nets will not extend a qualifying offer to big man Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, sending Jefferson into free agency, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Jefferson will be an unrestricted free agent, able to sign anywhere without the Nets having the ability to match an offer and keep him.
“Hollis-Jefferson, 24, defends multiple positions well,” Wojnarowski wrote, adding that the Nets will now have $46 million in cap space this summer.
The Nets have strongly been tied to free agent All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, and will need wiggle room under the cap to bring him in.
Hollis-Jefferson was selected with the 23rd overall pick in 2015. He averaged 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds this past season, with injuries limiting him to 59 games.