Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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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