When the Pistons extended a qualifying offer to Rodney Stuckey, they also made one to Jonas Jerebko, according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:
@WTFDetroit They did Jonas the same time as Stuck. No decision on Summers.
Jerebko’s qualifying offer was as automatic as Stuckey’s. If the Pistons retain him for his qualifying offer, $1,059,293, that would be a huge bargain. I suspect he’ll get more money in a multi-year deal, though.
On the other hand, I’d be pretty shocked if DaJuan Summers receives a qualifying offer. Barring a change in the next Collective Bargaining Agreement, his qualifying offer would match Jerebko’s, and I just don’t think he’s worth that much..
Summers hasn’t made an impact in Detroit, and Kyle Singler makes him even more expendable.
Perhaps – and I think this is a longshot – the Pistons still have some interest in keeping Summers. If that’s the case, I think they’d look to pay him only the minimum salary. So (again, if current relevant CBA rules hold), if they don’t offer Summers a QO, they’d have a chance to sign him for $175,000 less, but they’d lose the right to match offers he receives from other teams. Sounds like good risk/reward to me.