Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic was a key cog in the Timberwolves ability to remain competitive in Kevin Love’s absence last year. He posted an average of 18 points and 10 rebounds per 36 minutes during the 2012-13 season. Going into the offseason, retaining his services was among the top priorities for GM Flip Saunders and the Wolves’ front office. A month later, Pekovic remains unsigned. Though both sides have yet to agree on the financial aspects of a new deal, Saunders remains hopefully
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The Dwight Howard signing had a humongous effect on the futures market for who will win the NBA title. And then it started a trickle-down effect.
This is the final edition of the Top 25 Remaining Free Agents list. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been committed, yet the No. 1 player on this list remains unsigned. And since every media member in Minneapolis seems to be enjoying time at one of that state’s 10,000 lakes, the latest news we have is that Pek and Wolves GM Flip Saunders were supposed to meet Monday in New York. Maybe it’s just me, but something awfully fishy seems to be
It has been nearly a month since free agency began in July, and many of the notable names have been taken off the market, as teams begin to fill out their rosters accordingly. Some important names that are still on the market have yet to officially sign a contract, however, and Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is itching to find out what’s going on with them, as seen below:
The consensus heading into the 2012-2013 season was that phenom forward-center Anthony Davis would win the Rookie of the Year award. Not many realized that Damian Lillard would be as good as he proved to be. Although the sixth overall pick impressed during Summer League action with 26.5 points, four rebounds and 5.3 assists, few believed that it would translate into the regular season, given the presence of LaMarcus Aldridge and the expected breakout of re-signed Nicolas Batum. Along with the
FIBA Americas, Baby! As the calendar turns to August, international basketball junkies (such as your truly, as well as our Chris Sheridan) have their sights set squarely on the FIBA Americas tournament in Caracas, Venezuela. The tournament tips off on August 30 and will feature a pool loaded with talent. And while thoughts of international basketball run rampant in the minds of some, many across the NBA are already thinking about July 2014. Paul George is the latest to
Gary Neal By now, if your favorite team has not made a splash in the free agent market, your team is probably gearing up for the Tankapalooza that NBA fans will witness this season. The 2014 draft class is no joke, and it is there that some teams have firmly set their sights. (RELATED CONTENT: Andrew Wiggins wants to end up with the Raptors). But for the teams like the Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Clippers—teams who have