Pekovic Happy to Be Back with Wolves
Timberwolves fans might have fretted and feared the worst those six weeks when their team haggled with restricted free-agent center Nikola Pekovic over a new contract.
(Pekovic) felt fine all those weeks because — as he suggested all last season — he knew he wanted to return to the team that drafted him with the first pick in the 2008 draft’s second round.
“I just feel comfortable here,” Pekovic said Friday. “Since I got here, everybody’s really nice to me. You go out for dinner, wherever you go, everybody is nice. People asked me, ‘Where will you live?’ I don’t want to go to bigger city. I just like it here. I like everything. I like the community. I know it’s a little cold in the winter. You just get used to it.
“I just feel very comfortable here and that’s why I said I really like to stay here. And also the fishing is great.”