To make room for a massive four-year, $43 million offer sheet for Los Angeles Clippers' restricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan, the Golden State Warriors announced they had rescinded the team's qualifying offer to restricted free agent small forward Reggie Williams. That makes Williams an unrestricted free agent, which changes the calculus on his market status quite a bit.
Restricted free agents typically have a tougher time drawing quick deals on the market, though Jordan would be an obvious exception. Incumbent teams can match offer sheets signed by restricted free agents, which makes teams hesitate to present offers that don't have a strong chance of success.
But with his unrestricted status, Williams could soon draw interest from teams like the Charlotte Bobcats, Orlando Magic and even the Washington Wizards. (Let's just throw the entire Southeast division in there.) Williams is primarily a scorer and a shooter. He backed up Dorell Wright in Golden State last season.
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