The Brooklyn Nets will not tender a qualifying offer to backup center Jerome Jordan, sources confirmed to The Brooklyn Game. The 29-year-old Jordan played in just 44 games this season, averaging 8.7 minutes per game behind Brook Lopez and Mason Plumlee.
The non-tender is as much bookkeeping than anything. Jordan played the season on a non-guaranteed contract (until early January, when all contracts become guaranteed), and a qualifying offer is a guaranteed offer with a cap hold of slightly over $1.1 million. The Nets could still elect to bring back Jordan following their other major free agent decisions on a minimum contract.
The Nets signed Jordan to a non-guaranteed deal after voiding a contract for Hamady N’Diaye, who failed a team physical.