Is Flip going to keep Pek? Britt Robson's not sure.
After hearing him reference Adelman’s system a half-dozen times, I asked him how he perceived that system and how that squares with his own philosophy. He spoke of sharing the ball and the power of jump shots, especially from three-point range. He specifically cited how Denver, a team that led the NBA in shots in the paint, had just been ousted by Golden State, who specialize in gunning from long-range.
That doesn’t sound like an endorsement for retaining center Nikola Pekovic or forward Andrei Kirilenko. Neither Saunders nor Taylor would bite when I asked about salary cap parameters and how they related to retaining Pek and possibly AK — they kept their comments general, along the lines of wanting to “retain the players currently under contract.”
Bummer. I hope Britt's wrong about this, or better yet just trying to get fans to put pressure on Flip to keep Pek.
I can live without SnP. I can live without three-point shooters. But I do not think I would enjoy being a Wolves fan half as much without Pek.
Give us our daily Pek!