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The second best center on the free agent market appears to have finally locked up a new deal as the restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic is reportedly nearing an agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski writes that Pekovic and the Timberwolves are "getting closer" on a four year deal in the $50 million range.
It is a little weird that Pekovic did not get a ton of interest from other teams over the last couple of weeks. Teams with salary cap space, Atlanta specifically, could have used him. He is an excellent two way player who averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game last year.
At the very least, teams could have offered Pekovic and massive offer sheet in hopes Minnesota would not match because of future salary cap concerns. They are not a big market teams, so they would have to think twice about giving Pekovic a big pay day since Kevin Love can opt out of his deal in two years and Ricky Rubio will be up for extension at th...
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Relative to most of his current workout buddies, the Timberwolves guard fits that description.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The NBA's salary cap for the 2013-14 season is now set, and the Minnesota Timberwolves are sitting fairly pretty as free agency officially opens.
The league Tuesday night set the cap at 58.678 million and announced a luxury tax level of 71.748 million. The league-wide July Moratorium ends at 11:01 p.m., when draft picks and free agents are allowed to sign contracts...
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The man nicknamed after a gun just operates more like an M-16 than a bazooka.
The guy they call AK-47 takes a knack for steady, persistent...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Luke Ridnour is headed back to Milwaukee, Corey Brewer returning to the Twin Cities, and the Timberwolves now should be able to welcome Kevin Martin into the fold.
According to multiple media reports, Brewer and Minnesota have agreed upon a three-year, 15 million deal. In order to clear the necessary cap space, the Timberwolves plan to send Luke Ridnour to Milwaukee...
AK-47 must have really wanted to get out of Minnesota.
After opting out of a $10 million salary with Minnesota, Kirilenko will get the Nets mini-mid level of $3.1 million, per source.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly expected to trade Luke Ridnour to the Milwaukee Bucks to create enough room to sign free agent Corey Brewer to a 3-year, $15 million deal on Wednesday.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN:
The Timberwolves, sources say, have also lined up a trade that will send veteran guard Luke Ridnour and his $4.3 million expiring contract to Milwaukee...
Corey Brewer will be moved to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a sign-and-trade.
Brewer was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2007.
The Nets have been busy this offseason, and they’ve added one more name to the list of new talent – Andrei Kirilenko.
Brooklyn reached a deal with the former Timberwolves forward on a two-year, mini-mid-level exception, according to The New York Post. Kirilenko will now make $3.18 million next season, a surprising pay cut seeing as he opted out of the final year of his contract...
Andrei Kirilenko didn't land a lucrative, long-term deal, but he will join a franchise with zero fear of taking on an extreme financial burden.
According to Kirilenko's agent, Marc Fleisher, the Minnesota Timberwolves small forward of exactly one season will sign with the spendthrift Brooklyn Nets. The 11-year pro opted out of the second year of his contract in Minneapolis...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a trade with Oklahoma City for guard Kevin Martin that also allowed them to land swingman Corey Brewer in free agency.
The Wolves agreed to terms with Martin on a four-year contract worth nearly $30 million last week. Rather than sign him outright, they decided on Wednesday to execute a sign-and-trade deal with the Thunder to help them free...
According to Yahoo! Sports, talks between the San Antonio Spurs and free agent Andrei Kirilenko have ended.
The San Antonio Spurs' exploration of acquiring free-agent forward Andrei Kirilenko in a sign-and-trade agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves has passed without completion, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Spurs seriously considered a multiyear...
The Minnesota Timberwolves and veteran power forward Ronny Turiaf have agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million contract.
Turiaf's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the deal in a phone interview on Thursday night. Bartelstein said Turiaf was encouraged by the direction of the franchise under new boss Flip Saunders and excited by the style of play used by coach Rick Adelman.
The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign Andrei Kirilenko for the mini mid-level on a two-year deal starting at $3.18 million Kirilenko will have a player option in the second season.
Kirilenko spent last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and opted out of his $10.2 million contract for the 13-14 season.
The San Antonio Spurs tried to acquire Kirilenko via sign-and-trade.