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Post#1 Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 4:11 pm by KWSN-Men

I didn't put this in the Pekovic thread because it is just full of childish insults and lame humor attempts that fail. Anyway, one of your mods asked to be updated if anything happens so........

Panathinaikos is said to be working on Pekovic with his contract being increased. It seems his contract for the next 2 years would be = to the same as a 2 year $14.7 million NBA contract. If this is true and seems that it is, then he will not come to the NBA until after his PAO contract is over.
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Post#2 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 4:18 pm by casey

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Post#3 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 4:19 pm by big3_8_19_21

So...$7.35 mil a year?...meaning no Pekovic until at least 2011?...even if we tossed him a juicy contract next summer when we have a bunch of cap space?...gah!!! Thanks for the update. Frustrating, but understandable. I'm assuming the Wolves will have to at least make the playoffs once and be a competitive team before he would come over...and the price would have to be right.
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Post#4 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 4:57 pm by tvwolves7

KWSN-Men wrote:Panathinaikos is said to be working on Pekovic with his contract being increased. It seems his contract for the next 2 years would be = to the same as a 2 year $14.7 million NBA contract. If this is true and seems that it is, then he will not come to the NBA until after his PAO contract is over.


I am not asking to upset you by any means but I am not able to find any articles on this. Do you have a link to a local newspaper or anything so I can read up on it. Thanks for the update!
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Post#5 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 5:01 pm by B Calrissian

I haven't seen him play. So for those who have, he isn't worth that much, right?
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Post#6 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 5:08 pm by KWSN-Men

casey wrote:http://www.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=902078


Why would I post in a thread where people openly insulted me and mocked me for no reason at all?
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Post#7 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 5:09 pm by KWSN-Men

tvwolves7 wrote:
KWSN-Men wrote:Panathinaikos is said to be working on Pekovic with his contract being increased. It seems his contract for the next 2 years would be = to the same as a 2 year $14.7 million NBA contract. If this is true and seems that it is, then he will not come to the NBA until after his PAO contract is over.


I am not asking to upset you by any means but I am not able to find any articles on this. Do you have a link to a local newspaper or anything so I can read up on it. Thanks for the update!


It's Greek sports media. Just take my word for it.
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Post#8 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 5:09 pm by KWSN-Men

B Calrissian wrote:I haven't seen him play. So for those who have, he isn't worth that much, right?


Oh he's worth it alright.
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Post#9 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 5:11 pm by KWSN-Men

big3_8_19_21 wrote:So...$7.35 mil a year?...meaning no Pekovic until at least 2011?...even if we tossed him a juicy contract next summer when we have a bunch of cap space?...gah!!! Thanks for the update. Frustrating, but understandable. I'm assuming the Wolves will have to at least make the playoffs once and be a competitive team before he would come over...and the price would have to be right.


Well he only has 2 years left on his contract. So it might be that he wants his big pay day now because going to the NBA will be a huge pay cut for him.
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Post#10 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 6:02 pm by casey

KWSN-Men wrote:
casey wrote:http://www.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=902078


Why would I post in a thread where people openly insulted me and mocked me for no reason at all?

Because that way there would only be one thread where people openly insulted you and mocked you for plenty of reason rather than two threads where people openly insulted you and mocked you for plenty of reason. :dontknow:
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Post#11 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 6:14 pm by revprodeji

Thank you for the update. Are you talkbasket and just changed your name? Are there any NBA clauses in this contract?

Sorry for the immature posters. The portland bandwagon-types just emptied their jergens and have been cranky all week.
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Post#12 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 6:18 pm by B Calrissian

revprodeji wrote:Sorry for the immature posters. The portland bandwagon-types just emptied their jergens and have been cranky all week.


Nice burn Rev. Or would it be Casey that has the burn?
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Post#13 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 7:52 pm by casey

revprodeji wrote:Sorry for the immature posters. The portland bandwagon-types just emptied their jergens and have been cranky all week.

Just trying to keep the board in shape. Maybe if you did your job then I wouldn't have to...


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Post#14 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 7:54 pm by john2jer

KWSN-Men wrote:I didn't put this in the Pekovic thread because it is just full of childish insults and lame humor attempts that fail.


Them's fighting words there partner. Minnesotans don't fail at anything, except for building a competitive basketball team.

Our lame humor attemps definitely succeed.
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Post#15 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Wed May 13, 2009 9:25 pm by KWSN-Men

revprodeji wrote:Thank you for the update. Are you talkbasket and just changed your name? Are there any NBA clauses in this contract?

Sorry for the immature posters. The portland bandwagon-types just emptied their jergens and have been cranky all week.


Yeah they changed my name.
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Post#16 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Thu May 14, 2009 12:04 am by revprodeji

Would you mind comparing Pekovic to Brook Lopez? Just curious on skill-set
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Post#17 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Thu May 14, 2009 11:21 am by funkatron101

He ain't playing for the Wolves. Never expected him to. Wasted pick, should have gone with DeAndre Jordan.
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Post#18 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Thu May 14, 2009 11:35 am by C.lupus

funkatron101 wrote:He ain't playing for the Wolves. Never expected him to. Wasted pick, should have gone with DeAndre Jordan.

As a player for the Wolves, I agree. I think Pekovic "the asset" may have more value to the Wolves as a trading chip to a team needing to get under the cap, though. If he could be used as a piece to move up and grab Rubio (via Washington for example), then he would probably have more long-term value to the Wolves than Jordan ever would.
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Post#19 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Thu May 14, 2009 11:51 am by dunkonu21

Did you think I'd let that slip C.lupus? DeRozan/Harden and Joran is better than Rubio...

I bet that could be an interesting discussion. Rubio seems to be the collective wet dream for this board. He is a great fit no doubt and I like him. I just think two birds with one stone is better. Getting your defensive center AND starting SG for the future. Plus is helps that I'm high on all three prospects on my side of the equation.
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Post#20 Re: Nikola Pekovic Update
Thu May 14, 2009 12:11 pm by C.lupus

No, I didn't expect you to let that one slip. :wink:
I like Harden/Derozan as much as the next guy (well maybe not as much as Dr. K) but I just believe that an elite-level PG is more valuable to a team than an athletic SG and a backup defensive big. I do want to be clear - I think this team really needs an athletic wing and a defensive third big - I just think the PG is the most valuable position.
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