WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-red01, ww color red

Timberwolves

5 Weeks & $60M Later, Pekovic Re-Signs With MN

View Comments
(credit: CBS) David McCoy
David McCoy joined the WCCO-TV sports team in March 2013 as a report...
Read More
Timberwolves Central
Shop for Timberwolves Gear
Buy Timberwolves Tickets

NBA Scoreboard
NBA Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know For July 25, 2014
  2. 4-Vehicle Crash On 35W In Roseville Stalls Morning Commute
  3. A Car That Drives Itself?
  4. Knoblauch Accused Of Assault On Ex-Wife
  5. Goin’ To The Lake: Amelia & Angela Camp In The BWCA

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Flip Saunders said his top offseason priority was to bring back Nikola Pekovic on a long-term deal.

It took weeks of negotiations, but they got it done, with a five year, $60 million contract.

Why did it take so long?

“It’s like five weeks – I think that’s normal,” Pekovic said. “If it had been five days, everybody would say, ‘Well, that happened so quick.’”

However long it took, Pek is back.

“We’re very excited to have him,” Saunders said. “He’s a very unique player.”

Along with Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio, Pekovic has a chance to help create a talented threesome.

The new big contract brings new big responsibilities. He’ll be expected to deliver on the investment, and he embraces that.

And he’s unsure as to where he’ll spend the cash.

“I don’t wanna spend it. I wanna keep it all,” he said.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus