Wolves owner: Nikola Pekovic will not play this season

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Kevin Garnett's news wasn't the only major news surrounding the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday afternoon.

Wolves owner Glen Taylor told WCCO Radio that Nikola Pekovic will not play this year.

https://twitter.com/wccoradio/status/779404565305253888

According to NBC Sports, Pekovic is owed $23.7 million over the next two seasons with the Wolves.

Pekovic had been working out for the team in the Twin Cities, but a couple of weeks ago it was learned that he wasn't ready for the season.

Pekovic's body has been breaking down over the last few years. The 30-year-old center has missed 205 career games – including 70 last season, most of them due to ankle problems.

The Wolves have made it a priority to add big men this offseason. They already have Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Cole Aldrich and Jordan Hill upfront.

Nemanja Bjelica and Adreian Payne area also on the roster and could be options as well.

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