Report: Pekovic 'wants to stay' in Minnesota

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Nikola Pekovic "wants to stay" with the Timberwolves, according to USA Today.

Pekovic, a restricted free agent, was reportedly offered a contract by the Wolves on Friday. Minnesota has the right to match any offer he receives from another team.

Zach Harper of CBS Sports writes that making a formal offer to Pekovic is risky because it could drive up the asking price, possibly making it harder for the Wolves to match other offers.

Meanwhile, Wednesday marks the first day of the new NBA league year, so free agents like Kevin Martin and Chase Budinger can finally make their reported deals with the Timberwolves official.

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