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So.. sounds like Pekovic signed?



No major announcement made but it sounds like Nikola is officially a Timberwolf.  I don't know about the rest of you but that had been a concern for me - especially with Al gone. 

For me he is part of the excitement for the team this year along with Beasley, Wes, Love getting more minutes (and a year older) and hopefully the (continued) improvement of Jonny, Darko and Corey.

Sounds weird but I haven't been this excited for a Wolves team since 2004-2005.

http://www.sportando.net/eng/usa/nba/11758/nikola_pekovic_signs_a_three_year_deal_with_t_wolves.html

Nikola Pekovic signs a three year deal with T-Wolves

The big man ready to be announced by Minnesota. His contract is already history for NBA.

Nikola Pekovic has signed a three year deal with Minnesota Timberwolves. The center from Montenegro spent the last two years in Greece with Panathinaikos averaging 14.3ppg and 3.8rpg in the Euroleague 2009/10 and 12.2ppg and 3.7rpg in Greek league.


 Pekovic has been drafted by Wolves in 2008, as the first pick in the second round (31). His contract of 12.960.000 USD and guaranteed bonuses of 550.000 USD, with total value of 13.510.000 USD is the biggest first NBA contract for any European player, drafted in the second year,  in the history of NBA. Comparing with the first round picks, coming out of USA, Pekovic s contract is the second largest in history, and only Bargnani managed to get slightly bigger contract. Italian player was drafted number 1 and total value of his 3 years contract was 14.511.520 USD, comparing with Pekovic s 14.010.000 USD (the team had to pay 500.000 USD transfer-buy out fee), what makes the difference of 3,5 percents. Pekovic will join Wolves after the end of qualification for European championship with national team of Montenegro, and travel to USA, around 18th of September.

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