However, Pek IS an RFA, so we would probably have to ship something off to get him.
It depends on how we approach things and how Flip changes the Minny roster by the time the new league year starts.
They currently have $52m tied up in 9 roster spots, with $5m in team options for 2 more spots.
That means they are limited in what they can do to improve the team this season if they resign Pekovic or match an offer sheet to him.
We can make Pek a verbal offer and then talk to Minny about a trade.
I could realistically see sending out Lopez and Gordon for Pek if we have other moves lined up, such as getting Reddick to replace Gordon.
Minny may listen to that because a 2 is one of the positions they need help at and Lopez is at least a stop-gap measure at center until they find a long-term replacement for Pek.
If Flip refuses a trade, go all-in on Pek and dare Minny to match.
Matching fricks them cap-wise for this season and potentially for the next few seasons, as Rubio will likely get a long-term extension rather than become an RFA.
Having the three of them on huge deals would potentially tie up $45m or more in just three players.