JaMychal Green remains a restricted agent, his $2,820,497 qualifying offer still outstanding from the Grizzlies.
They’ve offered significantly more than that, but also significantly less than Green and his agent were probably expecting when the process began.
“Significant” is in the eye of the eye of the beholder. Green obviously doesn’t think it’s significantly enough more, or he would have accepted the offer.
The 27-year-old power forward is a solid all-around player. He can score inside and out, rebound and defend bigger and smaller players. He’s not much of a rim-protector, but that just requires the right center pairing.
Green is worth well above the qualifying offer. It’s on Memphis to offer enough more so Green doesn’t just take the qualifying offer and try again as an unrestricted free agent next summer. It seems being restricted cooled his market this year.