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MINNEAPOLIS -- It's been a month since the Timberwolves extended a qualifying offer to Nikola Pekovic.
It's been 17 days since they presented Pekovic's camp an actual, feasible extension (the qualifying offer was merely a formality).
And 15 days ago, Minnesota's mammoth Montenegrin entered open restricted free-agent season, free to sign any offer sheet from a team in search of an able-bodied center that can score (16.3 points per game last year), rebound (8.8) and slide over to provide effective help defense.
While most other big-name free agents have signed or re-signed, all is quiet on the Pekovic front -- or the eastern one, geographically speaking, as Pekovic's agent Jeff Schwartz operates out of New York. No deal has been reached, but no outside offers have come, either.
President of basketball operations Flip Saunders hasn't broached the topic deeply. Schwartz won't return calls or emails. Timberwolves owner Glen Ta...
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Flip Saunders will travel to New York early next week to talk with Nikola Pekovic’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, in hopes of finalizing a deal for the restricted free agent.
Glen Taylor confirmed the Timberwolves have extended an offer to Pekovic.
“We made an offer and they made a counteroffer,” Taylor said. “And they decided they should get together and talk about it in person...
One of the bigger surprises of NBA free agency is perhaps the fact that Nikola Pekovic’s future with the Minnesota Timberwolves is still unresolved, and not really that close to being resolved.
Pekovic and his representatives will meet with Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders, owner Glen Taylor, and head coach Rick Adelman on July 29, one league source...
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday that president of basketball operations Flip Saunders will travel to New York early next week – as early as Monday – to talk with Nikola Pekovic’s agent Jeff Schwartz in hopes of finalizing a deal for the restricted free agent center.
The Wolves have offered Pekovic a four-year offer believed to be worth up to $50 million. Taylor...
With all the top free agents finding homes, and the NBA all but shutting down in August (its vacation time for most general managers), teams are likely to wait a while before filling in the gaps.
Heres a look at some of the more-coveted names that remain:
Nikola Pekovic, C, Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Wolves patiently waited for an offer to match, as Pekovic is a free agent of...