Timberwolves Lose in Vegas, Pekovic in a Holding Pattern, Turiaf Speaks

Pekovic beating on Chris Paul - USA TODAY Sports

The Summer Wolves have a consolation game tonight against the Summer Bulls to finish off their Las Vegas experience.

Last night the Wolves were once again unable to solve the D-League Select team as they went out of the Las Vegas tournament in the round of 16. The Wolves, who had been shooting lights out all week, finally went cold and shot only 34% from the floor and 27% from three.

They will play a final game tonight at 9:30 CDT against the Summer Bulls.

Glen Taylor joined the commentators from NBA TV during the broadcast last night. He essentially said that the team is in negotiation with Nikola Pekovic, but that there is a bit of a holding pattern at the moment because there is no urgency for either side to get a deal done. He expressed confidence that it would get done eventually, and did say there would be a meeting in the next week to try to hammer out a deal.

Here is Jerry Z's take on the Pekovic situation in the Star Tribune.

He mentions that national team training for the Eurobasket tournament will be a deadline, and I think he's right. Pek will want to have a signed contract before those practices start, which will likely be early in August.

Ronny Turiaf had a conference call with the local media last night. He spoke about his bond with Fred Hoiberg, which started when they both went through similar heart surgeries in 2005.

Turiaf officially signed his 2 year, $3.2M deal with the Wolves.

Today's musical birthday:

Brian May, guitarist and songwriter for Queen turns 66 today


Enjoy your Friday.

This is an open thread so...

CORRECTION: NBA.com had the SL schedule wrong. The Wolves opponent tonight is the Blazers, not the Bulls. So those of you who like to torture yourselves get to watch C.J. McCollum tonight. 9:30 CDT.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Canis Hoopus

You must be a member of Canis Hoopus to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canis Hoopus. You should read them.

Join Canis Hoopus

You must be a member of Canis Hoopus to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Canis Hoopus. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker