Pekovic is not fishing for info about his future

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 13, 2013 - 11:14 PM
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sudancruFeb. 14, 13 8:28 AM

Pek is by far the best center that the T-wolves have EVER had - and remember how long they searched for one. Other teams don't mess with this big man and he can both score and defend. Kahn would have to be out of his mind to let this man walk.

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justin1978Feb. 14, 1311:58 AM

I want the Wolves to keep Pek, but he doesn't deserve 12 million a year. He has too many limitations to demand close to a max deal. He doesn't block shots, he isn't a very good passer, he struggles against bigger, longer centers like Marc Gasol and Omar Asik and he is limited to shots within 10 feet. I think the Wolves would be better off pairing Love with more of a long, athletic shot blocking type of player, a rim protector. They just need a center who can catch a pass and shoot a layup or dunk when playing with Ricky Rubio. Steimer and Pek are not great finishers of Rubio passes. They struggle to catch the pass many times. Pek is also barely shooting 50% from the field and he never takes shots outside of 10 feet. He should be at about 60% if he deserves close to max money. I like Pek at about 4 years, 36-40 million, but to give a guy with so many limitations close to a max deal would keep the Wolves from ever becoming a true contender. If they sign Pek, they are still going to have to go after a rim protecter or draft one. They need that extra money (resign Budinger, free agents). I don't think Steimer is going to cut it as the defensive, shot blocker next to Love and Pek. He's tough, plays hard, but he can barely catch a pass or make a layup and he's 7 feet tall. Wolves might have to look at a sign and trade in the offseason if Pek's price gets to high. They have too many needs to fill. Players like James Harden and Rudy Gay have been traded in this new level of NBA luxury tax. Pek might have to go due to the new NBA landscape and salary restrictions. It's sad but true fact of the NBA today.

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