Originally Posted by katyspursfan
The Spurs gave Neal a qualifying offer.
It could be he's just taking it.
That's the only scenario I can imagine -- he hit the market and found out he wasn't getting the offers he was anticipating. When I heard there was no chance of him coming back, I figured he was getting offers in the $4 million range -- anything less and I figured we'd match.
His qualifying offer was only $1.1 million, and that's about what he's worth, in my opinion -- low PER (11.5), very low TS%, offensive rating, defensive rating, and eFG%, and a usage rate outside his ability (21.7%, behind only the big 3). Terribly win shares per 48 at .060. He's just not that good.