Bruce Brown has reached the starter’s criteria in his contract, jumping his qualifying offer from $2.1MM to $4.7MM, ESPN’s Bobby Marks tweets.
Brown made his 26th start for the Nets on Friday against his former team, the Pistons. He started 43 of 58 games for Detroit last season.
The starter criteria requires an RFA-to-be to start at least half of his team’s games in the two seasons leading up to his free agency.
This makes Brooklyn’s decision on whether to extend the QO to Brown a little trickier, considering its luxury tax bill considerations.