Minnesota Timberwolves: Young Nikola Pekovic's Contract Is Totally Unwarranted
General Manager David Kahn's Greatest Hits tour rolls in with last summer's inane signing of Nikola Pekovic
Nikola Pekovic, the 25-year-old Montenegrin center, apparently impressed someone at some point, because he's playing on a three-year, $13 million deal as the Timberwolves' sixth-highest paid player.
Who thought to give him that contract? David Kahn, of course. The same guy who drafted three point guards in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft and then gave Darko Milicic $20 million over four years.
For all anyone knows, Kahn might be building a frontcourt of only natives of the former Yugoslavia. He's off to a great start with Milicic and Pekovic. All he has to do now is get rid of Kevin Love!
Back to Pekovic.
Nevermind, there's nothing to say about him other than that scalded the net for 51.5 percent shooting on four attempts per game and blocked half a shot, which I'm not sure is entirely possible.
He's going to have to get a lot more opportunity to produce if Minnesota wants to justify itself of his contract.
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