And so it begins
As part of a formality with any restricted free agent a team wants to retain, the Lakers extended qualifying offers to Sasha Vujacic and Ronny Turiaf. By doing so, they now have right of first refusal, meaning if either signs another contract with another squad, the Lakers can match the offer within seven days. The official announcement from the Lakers is below.
LAKERS EXTEND QUALIFYING OFFERS TO SASHA VUJACIC AND RONNY TURIAF
EL SEGUNDO - The Los Angeles Lakers have extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents Sasha Vujacic and Ronny Turiaf, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. In accordance with the league’s collective bargaining agreement, these offers establish the Lakers’ right of first refusal. Restricted free agents may sign an offer sheet with any team, but the Lakers have the ability to match any offer.