The Timberwolves finally re-signed forward Nikola Pekovic after prolonged negotiations this offseason and a general lack of interest in the restricted free agent market. The Wolves apparently scared everyone off from making an offer to Pekovic with their threat to match.
What the Timberwolves did do is sign Pekovic to a five-year, $60 million. That is a hefty price and showed the extent of the lengths the Timberwolves were willing to go to retain Pekovic. Of course, there was always the danger that Pekovic would sign the qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent next summer. This signing avoids that.
Pekovic averaged 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game last year for the Timberwolves, manning the center spot with Kevin Love often sidelined. When Love is in the lineup with him, they form a pretty nasty one-two punch in the post.
Retaining Pek was our No. 1 priority this offseason and we're very excited that he's chosen to continue his career in Minnesota. Thanks t...