Our most recent poll on Hoops Rumors asked whether the Wolves got a good value when they locked up Nikola Pekovic to a five-year, $60MM contract, which has the chance to increase to $68MM based on incentives. The votes were fairly split between those of you who thought the Wolves overpaid (48%+) and those who believed the deal seemed just about right (45%+). Almost all of you agreed that the team definitely didn't get a steal, however, as that option earned less than 6% of the vote.
Here's more on Pekovic's new deal and on a potential Wolves camp invitee:
- Pekovic said at Friday's press conference that he never stressed out too much over negotiations between the Wolves and his camp, as Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune details. "I always knew it was going to get done," Pekovic said. "I was not nervous. I think my agents were more nervous, that’s for sure. They were calling me, like, 'Calm down, calm down.' I said don’t worry, I’m fine."
- Games played is "almost certainly" one of the many incentives included in Pekovic's deal, according to Zgoda, who points out that the big man hasn't missed less than 17 games in any of his three NBA seasons.
- Emiliano Carchia of Sportando passes along a report from La Opinion de Malaga indicating that Robbie Hummel has informed Spanish team Unicaja Malaga that he intends to return stateside to try to earn an NBA roster spot. Hummel was selected by the Timberwolves in the second round of the 2012 draft, and spent last season in Spain, while Unicaja Malaga was one of the teams interested in signing him this offseason, says Carchia. Hummel has previously been mentioned as a likely participant in the Wolves' camp, so this news doesn't come as a real surprise.