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Biyombo's Qualifying Offer

As Biz is entering his 4th year, we have to decide on whether to extend a Qualifying Offer to him.

The QO for a 2011 7th pick is quite high at $5.2 million. However, our QO for Biz will be much lower because he will likely not meet the starters benchmarks in the CBA.

I saw these mentioned on ESPN (Insider):

Starter Criteria for getting a full Qualifying Offer -

Average 41 starts or 2000 minutes over years 3 and 4 of the rookie-scale contract or start at least 41 games or play a minimum of 2000 minutes in year 4. For a second round pick or free agent signing the benchmarks are for the last two seasons, instead of years 3 and 4 for first round picks.

If starter criteria are not met then the QO is greatly reduced. In the case of Biyombo,

Picks 1-14 receive the designated qualifying offer for the No. 15 pick if they fail to hit at least one benchmark

In the case of Biyombo, that takes his QO from $5.2 million to $4 million. This would actually be a minimal increase from his current salary of $3.8 million.

This past year, Biz started 7 games and played 1072 minutes, a drastic decrease from his first 2 years where, despite a truncated rookie season due to the lockout, he started 53 games per year and played 1820 minutes per. Since starter criteria are determined in years 3 and 4 of the rookie contract, the likelihood of his earning a starter's QO is minimal.

Holding onto Biyombo for $5.2 mil after next year is a tough sell. Offering up $4 million is much more palatable.

So what do you think? Assuming Biyombo's QO is lowered to that of the 15th pick, should we extend him a Qualifying Offer?

Salary scale rules for 2011 draftees

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