D'Angelo Russell
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The Brooklyn Nets have given point guard D’Angelo Russell a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent.

Ryan Honey

The Brooklyn Nets have made a decision regarding their starting point guard.

As reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Nets have made a qualifying offer for D’Angelo Russell. This makes the 23-year-old guard a restricted free agent. The Nets will thus be able to match any offer given to Russell by another team.

Sources remain steadfast that the Nets are still very interested in signing free agent superstar point guard Kyrie Irving. However, there are some Nets fans who have second-guessed Irving due to his past attitude when it comes to the locker room.

Irving had his issues while a member of both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.

Russell this past season was selected to his first NBA All-Star game. He averaged 21.1 point per game as well as seven assists per game on 43.4% shooting from the field.

The Nets are also interested in signing superstar Kevin Durant, who may not see the floor the entire 2019-2020 season due to a ruptured Achilles. Durant sustained the injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

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