Timberwolves Extend Qualifying Offer to Pekovic
The Timberwolves extended a qualifying offer to center Nikola Pekovic which makes him a restricted free agent. Pekovic is a 6’11 290 pound 27-year old center who averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds a game in 2012-2013. Pekovic was taken with the first pick of the 2nd round in the 2008 NBA draft.
The Wolves have the 9th and 26th overall picks in the first round of tonight’s NBA draft. Minnesota also has 2 late 2nd round picks. The Wolves are looking for help at shooting guard and a backup center in tonight’s draft. Players the Wolves could take at #9 include guards C.J. McCollum from Lehigh, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope from Georgia and Indiana University Center Cody Zeller.