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Great news for Raptors fans!

It just got easier to resign Patrick Patterson, due to the new CBA!

His qualifying offer was reduced due to him not hitting certain benchmarks:

The qualifying offer is set by a calculation from the collective bargaining agreement and as part of the 2011 deal between the owners and union, a player can see it increase or decrease based on the "Starter Criteria" rule. For a player to fall under the "Starter Criteria" he needs to:

  • 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.

For the 2013-14 season there were five first round picks from the 2010 draft who were affected by the new rule. Three will see their qualifying offer, if it's tendered, reduced as they missed the benchmarks, while two increased as they hit at least one.

Picks 1-14 from the 2010 draft did not hit a benchmark and therefore the qualifying offer will decrease

6) Milwaukee: Ekpe Udoh - $5,962,377 to $3,053,368

13) Memphis: Ed Davis - $4,361,789 to $3,053,368

14) Toronto: Patrick Patterson - $4,319,474 to $3,053,368

The reduction for these players likely means all three will be restricted free agents on July 1.

http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/nba/rumors/post?id=27570

Vasquezes QO went up slightly, but that should not effect our ability to resign him, if we want to.

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