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GynoSandberg
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Pekovic 5 years, $60m

Thoughts?


Fun Bunch
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
What is there to think about? No one was getting him away from Minnesota.

Its a good deal from them because they successfully scared all teams away from making an offer. Personally, I feel like he's slightly overrated.

Also, paging Bayoufann


TigerinATL
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
Does that mean they chose Pek over Rubio for the 5 year deal, the same 5 year deal they pissed off Love over?

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Players coming off their rookie scale contracts can extend for four additional seasons, although the team can designate one player who is eligible for five seasons at the maximum salary. A team can have only one designated player on its roster at any time.

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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
So slightly more expensive than Tyreke?

Jimmies will rustle


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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
We could have offered a max deal, they would have just waited the full 3 days to match, possibly hindering our chances at getting Evans.


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GynoSandberg
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
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What is there to think about?


1. He was hot topic on this board for months

2. People were saying $15-16m for him

3. Pels paid Evans $11m to join an already crowded front court

4. Pels have a patchwork rotation at the 5

5. It's just a thread on a message board


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3. Pels paid Evans $11m to join an already crowded front court


It would have certainly cost more, a lot more, to get Pekovic here. And even then the Wolves were saying they would match all offers, so we'd probably have no Pekovic AND no Evans. Would've been nice if Phoenix listened to our claim that we'd match all offers because Gordon would probably be here for a few million less per year.


hugme49
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already crowded front court 


We have a crowded front court?


GynoSandberg
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
Back court!!!!


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GynoSandberg
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
It certainly would cost a lot more eh????

Of course the wolves would say that they would match offers duh


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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
Trade Gordon for Pek and Chris Johnson.


Championship!!!


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TigerinATL
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Of course the wolves would say that they would match offers duh


The last 2 "max levelish" bigs both were RFAs on small market teams that were supposedly skittish to match a max deal. Both teams matched max or near max offers. A Pekovic offer sheet wouldn't have ended any differently than the Gasol or Hibbert offer sheets. In general teams don't let go of their good young RFAs. The only reason Anderson and Evans were available was because their teams were trying to move on from previously dysfunctional regimes.


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WB504
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
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Does that mean they chose Pek over Rubio for the 5 year deal, the same 5 year deal they pissed off Love over?


I don't think so since 5 yr 60 mil isn't a max contract.


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quail man
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Would've been nice if Phoenix listened to our claim that we'd match all offers because Gordon would probably be here for a few million less per year.


man frick Phoenix. frick them so hard. fricking a-holes.


tehchampion140
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
Their karma came in the form of Michael Beasley.


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ShamelessPel
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man frick Phoenix. frick them so hard. fricking a-holes.


Don't worry Phoenix doesn't need anymore fricking, they're already fricked.


quail man
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
you need to turn the profanity filter off


CocoLoco
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corndeaux
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re: Pekovic 5 years, $60m
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Players coming off their rookie scale contracts can extend for four additional seasons, although the team can designate one player who is eligible for five seasons at the maximum salary. A team can have only one designated player on its roster at any time.


That is apparently the important part. According to SI.com,
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Pekovic did not make his NBA debut until after signing a three-year, $13 million contract in 2010. His new agreement is not a rookie extension and is therefore not subject to the “designated player” rule, which allows a franchise only one five-year rookie extension at a time. The Timberwolves, then, are still free to offer a five-year rookie extension to point guard Ricky Rubio down the road.


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They also say that he has up to $8MIL in incentives available.

Would have been a good fit at that price. Don't know if the Pels could have gotten him if they offered that little. The 5 years is a little worrisome- he's 28 in January and has missed decent chunks of time already. But it's a good deal for the Wolves and with their other moves this summer, probably keeps Love happy enough to stick around.


tehchampion140
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Don't know if the Pels could have gotten him if they offered that little.

They couldn't. If the Wolves could offer this much then they sure as hell would have matched an offer with the same value.


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