The Trail Blazers on Wednesday extended a qualifying offer to Patty Mills, making the third year point guard a restricted free agent on Friday. The $1,171,494 qualifying offer does not guarantee Mills will remain with the Blazers, but allows the Blazers to retain his rights and match offers from other teams.
Also on Wednesday, the team picked up the third-year options on rookies Luke Babbitt and Elliot Williams. Babbitt will make $1.9 million in 2012-2013 while Williams will make $1.4 million. OregonLive.com
- • Blazers receive: Raymond Felton (from Denver); rights to No. 57 overall pick (from Dallas)
- • Nuggets receive: Andre Miller (from Portland); rights to Jordan Hamilton (26th overall pick); future second-round pick (2013 or 2014) from Portland
- • Mavs receive: Rudy Fernandez (from Portland); rights to 2007 draftee Petteri Koponen