Pick: Nets sign Allen Crabbe to 4-year offer sheet, Portland will not match

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Update: Sam Amick of USA Today has said that reports of the offer sheet are premature. So, for now, we wait:

Update 2: Marc Spears from ESPN says that Allen Crabbe still has a free agent meeting set for Tuesday.

The Brooklyn Nets will sign Allen Crabbe to a 4-year offer sheet worth 70 million, reports respected European hoops writer David Pick — and the best part? He says the Portland Trail Blazers will not match.

Of course, Crabbe is still an unrestricted free agent and the Trail Blazers can’t possibly decline matching until July 7th — but this comes as big, and surprising, news nonetheless. After losing out on targets like Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons, it was rumored that the Portland would match any offer sheet — however, with their hard pursuit of Pau Gasol things have obviously changed.

The 6’4 guard averaged 10.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists over 26 minutes per game in 2015-2016 — but also shot 39.5% from behind the arc in an electric Portland offense. He’ll join big-time moneymakers Jeremy Lin and, potentially, Tyler Johnson as guards that the Nets have acquired this week alone. If the Trail Blazers end up not matching, it’ll be a massive haul for the Nets in just a few days, as that list also includes Justin Hamilton and Trevor Booker.

If Miami and Portland both do not match, fingers crossed, then the Nets will have a massive logjam at the guard positions as they’d have seven (!!) potential players there. Ruling out Tyler Johnson, Jeremy Lin, Caris LeVert, and Isaiah Whitehead — could that mean that Markel Brown or Bojan Bogdanovic are on their way out?

David Pick — Twitter

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