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Clippers extend qualifying offers

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LOS ANGELES — The Clippers made qualifying offers Wednesday to Andre Miller, Elton Brand, Corey Maggette and Lamar Odom, all of whom will become restricted free agents July 1.

The Utah Jazz have shown interest in Miller and Brand.

Such offers are required in order for the team to have the right to match any offers the quartet might receive.

"These players are an important part of our team," said team executive Elgin Baylor.

The Clippers can begin negotiations with the four players July 1 and can sign any of them to contracts after July 16.

Michael Olowokandi, Eric Piatkowski and Sean Rooks will become unrestricted free agents.