NBA rumors: Allen Crabbe staying in Portland

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Jason Quick: Neil Olshey on Friday declines to comment on Allen Crabbe offer sheet. Has until Sunday evening to decide whether to match.
Allen Crabbe is headed for a big payday. The Trail Blazers’ restricted free agent signed a four-year, $75 million offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening. The Trail Blazers have three days to match or let Crabbe go to the Nets. Crabbe’s deal has bonuses built in that could boost the total to $83 million. He also has a player option on the fourth year, sources tell Last season, Crabbe made $947,00.
Portland Trail Blazers restricted free-agent guard Allen Crabbe has signed a four-year, $75 million offer sheet with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told The Vertical. The contract includes a fourth-year player option and a 15 percent trade kicker that could escalate the deal to $83 million, sources said.
Sam Amick: Allen Crabbe agrees with Brooklyn on offer sheet, $75 mil and up to $83 mil with incentives. Skepticism that Portland matches. Woj first
Mike Mazzeo: Nothing new on Allen Crabbe as #Nets fans wait on Tyler Johnson. Restricted free agent intrigue.
And while Yahoo reported the Blazers are likely to match any offer sheet for Crabbe — and a league source told The Post that Brooklyn hadn’t yet agreed to any deal as of Tuesday morning — the Nets are more hopeful of landing Johnson. And those hopes were buoyed Tuesday night.
Sam Amick: The reported Allen Crabbe offer sheet agreement with Brooklyn is being refuted. He has meetings coming on the 5th, I'm told. That doesn't mean Allen Crabbe might not ultimately head to Brooklyn on that kind of number, but he's clearly still listening.
Marc J. Spears: Blazers free agent guard Allen Crabbe has free agent meeting set up on Tuesday, a source told @TheUndefeated.
Tom Moore: #NBA source: Even with Turner signing, don't be surprised if Blazers match offer for Crabbe. Luxury tax won't stop owner Paul Allen.
David Aldridge: Hearing the Nets are making a push for Blazers restricted free agent Allen Crabbe. Blazers have consistently said they’ll match any offer.
Tim Bontemps: Have heard the same, along with Allen Crabbe, as I believe @Sam Amick reported. Kings going hard after young SGs. - RT: Chris Mannix: A player gaining significant traction in Sacramento, sources tell @TheVertical: Dion Waiters. Kings have a need for backcourt scoring.
A source told Sporting News that the Sixers will also show interest in two other restricted free agents, Dion Waiters of the Thunder and Allen Crabbe of the Trail Blazers. The Thunder would likely let Waiters — a Philadelphia native — go without matching because they’ve acquired guard Victor Oladipo, and Philadelphia could make a sizable offer for Crabbe, who is 24 and had a breakout year with the Blazers. Crabbe, though, is stuck behind guards C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard, and Portland would not be able to match an offer if it is big enough.
The Trail Blazers on Tuesday extended qualifying offers to Meyers Leonard, Maurice Harkless and Allen Crabbe, ensuring the three players will be restricted free agents beginning July 1. By extending the qualifying offers, the Blazers reserve the right to match any offer the players receive on the free agent market, which begins July 1. A qualifying offer is 125% of the players’ previous salary.
The benefit in restricted agency is that Portland controls the process up to a point. Building relationships with agents is one element of a general manager’s job that goes unnoticed by the public. The trust that GM Neil Olshey has built with restricted free agents Meyers Leonard, Allen Crabbe and Maurice Harkless, along with their agents, will be critical.
In the video above, Blazers wing Allen Crabbe – a restricted free agent – talks about Portland's exciting season, his contributions and growth this year, and his upcoming free agency. "Obviously Portland has my rights," Crabbe said Thursday. "(I) definitely wouldn't mind coming back and playing with them next year, but just gonna have to wait and see. ... I think it'll be pretty exciting."
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