Found August 26, 2013 on The Sports Post:
Last Wednesday the Timberwolves and Nikola Pekovic agreed to a 5-year contract worth $60 million, with some incentive clauses that could be worth up to an additional $8 million. The amount or length of the contract was not especially surprising, nor was it surprising “Pek” stuck with Minnesota. What was surprising, however, was the interest, or lack thereof, around the NBA. Pekovic was a restricted free agent, which like regular free agency means that every NBA team has the right to make an offer to Pekovic. The “restricted” part of the equation means that despite what Pekovic might want, the Timberwolves have the right to match any contract offer that is made, and thereby retain the Monster from Montenegro. You might think then, that opposing teams have multiple motivations in making an offer to Pekovic. Not only might they have the opportunity to add him to their roster, but also even if they don’t, they can ensure the Timberwolves, a competing team, pays a premium. So why didn’...
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