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Key Statistics: 16.3 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 0.8 BPG, .520 FG%
Whether Cavaliers fans like it or not, this is probably the biggest name the team will be tied to in the free-agent market.
It's been reported that the Cavaliers are interested in the Montenegrin big man, and it's obvious why. With Anderson Varejao only having one year left on his deal and his injury history, the Cavaliers should be looking for a center of the future. Nikola Pekovic has impressive numbers across the board and would be a great physical presence in the middle.
The NBA playoffs this year taught us that having an imposing center is a huge key to making a successful playoff run, as teams such as Indiana, Chicago, Memphis and San Antonio rode their big men deep into the postseason.
Pekovic is a restricted free agent, so the Minnesota Timberwolves would have the right to match any offer the Cavaliers present to the big man. However, with money already tied up to Kevin Love and a potential extension for Ricky Rubio, the Timberwolves may be willing to let Pekovic go if the price is too high.
The Cavaliers may have to overpay if they want Pekovic, but proven big men are often worth it.