Nikola Pekovic stays with Minnesota

Nikola PekovicEuropean star Nikola Pekovic (209 cm) will continue his stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA after agreeing a bumper new deal with the franchise. The Timberwolves confirmed that the talented center had inked a new contract and the deal is thought to be worth $60,000,000 over five years, including $8 million in performance based incentives.

The Montenegrin has been with the Timberwolves since joining the NBA in 2010 from Greek Euroleague giants Panathinaikos Athens. Nikola Pekovic played in 62 NBA games last season and averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. During his time with the franchise he has built a reputation as one of the most consistent Europeans playing in the American league.

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