Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor: Nikola Pekovic out for season, might be bought out

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Kevin Garnett isn’t the only big man the Timberwolves are losing.

Minnesota doesn’t expect Nikola Pekovic to be ready for the preseason – or apparently the regular season.

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Pekovic is due $23.7 million over the next two seasons. I’m not sure why he’d give any of that up in a buyout. It seems unlikely the 30-year-old center who has missed 205 games – including 70 last season – in his six-year NBA could recoup it elsewhere. His body appears to just be breaking down due to injury.

At least the Timberwolves didn’t leave the summer counting on Garnett or Pekovic. Minnesota has multiple capable big men in Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Cole Aldrich and Jordan Hill. It’s even possible Nemanja Bjelica or Adreian Payne develop into helpful pieces.