Teams Who Should Make Free Agency Run at Minnesota Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic

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Teams Who Should Make Free Agency Run at Minnesota Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic
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The pool of NBA free agent centers is quickly drying up, leaving teams with few quality options left in the post.

With Al Jefferson signing with the Charlotte Bobcats and Dwight Howard signing, well, somewhere, many teams could turn to Minnesota Timberwolves' big man Nikola Pekovic.

Pekovic is a restricted free agent who averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 52.0 percent from the field last season.

While Minnesota has the right to match any deal Pekovic receives, it will largely depend on what other teams are willing to offer.  Pekovic is widely considered a better center than Tiago Splitter of the San Antonio Spurs, who just signed a four-year deal that will pay him $9 million annually.

This should mean a big pay day for Pekovic, and here are five teams that could sign him to a lucrative deal.

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