Feb 2, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) tries to drive to the basket past New Orleans Hornets power forward Jason Smith (14) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2013: Minnesota Timberwolves Offer Nikola Pekovic A Contract

It has been rumored that the Atlanta Hawks might be trying to add even more depth to a solid frontcourt by extending an offer sheet to  restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves intend to keep the center who is coming off a pretty successful individual season. According to Star Tribune, the Timberwolves have made a formal offer to Pekovic.

The Timberwolves have made a formal contract offer to restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic and waived two players in preparation for Wednesday’s end to the NBA moratorium period.

According to league sources, the Wolves made an offer to Pekovic on Friday and expect to receive a response early this week.

On Sunday, they waived center Greg Stiemsma and swingman Mickael Gelabale in two salary-cap moves designed to clear space to allow them to sign free agents Kevin Martin and Chase Budinger as well as bring back Pekovic on a four-year deal that likely will be worth $12 million a year or more.

(via Star Tribune)

The little time Pekovic and Kevin Love shared the floor for the Wolves last season, the two players formed the best rebounding combination in the league. Pek averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 assists.

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