Roosevelt Adams has turned down a two-year extension offer from Terrafirma.
The 27-year old Fil-Am’s original two-year contract, which expired on December 31, 2021, has an option for another year but Adams chose not to pick it up and will instead try his luck in free agency.
The Dyip, however, can still retain Adams if they match any offer that comes along the way.
“Hindi kami magkasundo, eh. Wala naman tayong magagawa kung ayaw niya naman. Hindi mo rin naman puwedeng pilitin,” said Terrafirma governor Bobby Rosales who claimed that a new contract was offered to Adams prior to the expiration of his original deal.
“We have the right to match any offer ng team na kukuha sa kanya. So far, wala pa naman kaming natatanggap na offer (from the PBA office) or wala pa kaming nababalitaan,” he added.
Unlike Terrafirma teammate Matt Ganuelas-Rosser who is now free to sign with any team of his choice following his decision to turn down a similar two-year deal from the Dyip, Adams is a restricted free agent since he still hasn’t completed seven years in the league.
The top overall pick of the 2019 draft, who submitted averages of 11.2 points on 37.8 percent shooting from beyond the arc to go with 7.4 rebounds during the 2021 Philippine Cup, is reportedly on the radar of teams from abroad.