The Sacramento Kings extended the qualifying offer to restricted free agent DaQuan Jeffries, per Jason Jones of The Athletic.
They Kings have extended a qualifying offer to DaQuan Jeffries, per league sources. He was on a two-way deal last season but cracked the rotation by the end of the season. Coaches like his defensive and energy.
— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) November 19, 2020
The qualifying offer is worth $1.5 million, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The 23-year-old forward initially signed a two-way deal with the Stockton Kings at the beginning of the 2019-20 season, appearing in 27 games and averaged 16.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks with a 46/34/71 shooting split.
Jeffries featured in 13 games for Sacramento but made his biggest impact in the Orlando bubble while Harrison Barnes was out because of COVID-19.
The 6'5' wing played significant minutes in the three scrimmage games prior to earning more playing time in seven of the eight seeding games that followed. In those seven games played, Jeffries averaged 6.1 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.9 assists with a 52/29/83 shooting split, portraying himself as a solid, young rotational player to fit with the core moving forward.
The 2020 NBA free agency period is set to commence on Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. PST. Players can put pen to paper on Nov. 22 at 9:01 p.m. PST.