According to the SF Chronicle Kelenna Azubuike has opted out of his contract which would have netted him the league minimum of $797,581 for the 2008-2009 NBA season. Kaz is now a restricted free agent.
Jump like Kelenna slamming it on Kaman for a few quick thoughts.
At first glance this doesn't seem like a major deal. It's unlikely that one of the few teams with cap space is going to blow it on overpaying Azubuike or that some other team is going to use a big chunk of their midlevel exception on him. Even if they do, the Warriors won't be forced to match as Azubuike's a fairly replacable bench player. I predict that the Warriors work out a reasonable deal with Kelenna by the end of the summer. Something along the lines of a 2-3 year contract at about $1-2.5 million a season seems reasonable, but that's just a quick guesstimate.
Do you think the Warriors will retain Azubuike? What's a reasonable deal?