2014 NBA Free Agency Update
After weeks of speculation surrounding whether the Pistons would shell out a hefty contract to restricted free agent Greg Monroe, a report from Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News indicates that Monroe will take the one-year qualifying offer worth $5.3 million. This will allow Monroe to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
The Suns and restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe still remain far apart in contract discussions, as the point guard has apparently not spoken to management for weeks following his rejection of a four-year, $48 million contract. Bledsoe recently voiced his frustrations to reporters, telling them he feels the team is “using restricted free agency against me” and he’s now considering just signing the qualifying offer for a year so he can leave the following season.
Things still remain quiet for the former Rookie of the Year, as he’s only received minimal interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers according to numerous reports and little to no interest from any other NBA team. At this point it seems like Okafor is destined for the veteran’s minimum or possibly an invite to training camp, if he’s unable to garner interest from a franchise in the next few weeks.
Will he retire or will he stay in the NBA for one more season? That question was finally answered a few days ago with reports surfacing that the sharpshooter will return this season. There’s still no word on which NBA team Allen will commit to, but it’s strongly believed he’s wanting to team up with Lebron James in Cleveland for one last title run.