Woj: Nets (actually) sign Allen Crabbe to offer sheet worth 4 years, 70 million

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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The Brooklyn Nets have signed restricted free agent Allen Crabbe to an offer sheet worth 4 years and 70 million, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

This time, it’s for real.

After a false start signing on July 3rd, the Nets have finally gotten their target to put major pressure on the Portland Trail Blazers’ front office — but is it enough? Similarly to the Tyler Johnson deal, the Nets have tried to make it as difficult as possible for Portland to retain their players and bonuses on Crabbe’s contract could take him as high as 83 million.

Jason Quick of CSNNW adds that the Nets have promised Crabbe a starting role, one that the Trail Blazers cannot with Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum in the backcourt.

After signing Jeremy Lin and, potentially, Johnson, general manager Sean Marks has been aggressive in filling out the backcourt of the future. The 6’4 guard averaged 10.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists over 26 minutes per game in 2015-2016, but one wonders what he could do in a more expansive role. Surely, Paul Allen, the Trail Blazers’ owner and a multi-billionaire, may not balk at Crabbe’s loaded deal, but they also have the re-signing of Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard to deal with as well.

Wojnarowski also reports that the Nets have given Crabbe a fourth year player option and a trade kicker as well:

Here’s a short video of Crabbe practicing today, if you need your pallet wetted once more:

The Trail Blazers have three days to decide on Crabbe, so don’t make plans for Sunday — as that’s when the Miami Heat will likely choose Tyler Johnson’s fate as well.

Adrian Wojnarowski — The Vertical