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Pekovic Extension Brings Big Expectations
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On August 16, 2013 @ 7:01 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The Minnesota Timberwolves lost money last season, owner Glen Taylor said Thursday, but he expects the team to make money this season. That’s despite the $60 million signing of Nikola Pekovic this week.
“We think if we play well this year, we’ll get past that hump and make money,” Taylor said.
Pekovic’s deal is for five years. The 6-foot-11, 289-pound center can earn another $4 million in performance bonuses over the duration of the contract, but he’ll have to be among the best at his position in the NBA.
“It’s a big contract — some people will look at it and say it’s awful big,” Taylor said. “But there probably are a limited number of true centers in the league, and because of that, it’s important when you get into the playoffs that you have several big guys on your team that can play well.
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