Per Mike Scotto of the Athletic, the Clippers have declined to extend a qualifying offer to two-way player Angel Delgado, making him an unrestricted free agent.
The Clippers signed Delgado to a two-way deal the eve of the 2018 Draft, a signal of how much they liked the senior big man from Seton Hall. Delgado impressed in the G-League, winning the 2019 G-League Rookie of the Year Award by averaging 18.5 points, 14.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 33.4 minutes per game in Agua Caliente, while shooting an impressive 61.8% from the field. Unfortunately, he failed to crack the Clippers’ NBA roster, playing a mere 15 minutes over two games in LA.
This is a minor housekeeping move on the Clippers’ part, as Delgado takes up next to no cap room and was a minimal asset on a two-way deal. Delgado certainly showed some potential in the G-League, but he’s more of a traditional center, and that limits his upside. With both two-way slots now available, the Clippers can now sign some of their Summer League guys to those deals, making Summer League somewhat more intriguing. As for Delgado, some NBA team will likely take a flier on him in Summer League or training camp. Good luck Angel!