Wolves Re-Sign Nikola Pekovic for $60 Million
The Minnesota Timberwolves have re-signed their bruising big man on a five-year deal for $60 million, with an additional $8 million in bonuses. The Wolves made it very clear to the rest of the league that they were going to match any deal for their free agent big man, and the scare tactics may have just worked.
If the Wolves can just keep Love and Pekovic healthy for the entire season, they have one of the best frontcourts in the NBA. And with the development of Ricky Rubio at point guard and the addition of Kevin Martin at shooting guard, the Wolves have a complete team that can shoot, pass, and rebound.
Look for the Timberwolves to make a surprise push for the playoffs this year with the fluctuating Los Angeles Lakers in limbo.