Flip Saunders breaks news of Nikola Pekovic's re-signing on Twitter [UPDATE]

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With social media-savvy guys like Flip running the show, who needs beat reporters?
-- Update at bottom --

We live in a world where general managers of professional sports teams break news of their own team's major contract agreements on Twitter.

Here's what Timberwolves GM Flip Saunders tweeted moments ago: Contract negotiations with Pekovic, a restricted free agent, had dragged on for more than a month, fueling speculation that Pek and the T-Wolves have reached an impasse.

SEE ALSO: Nikola Pekovic posterized by Harrison Barnes during dunk of the year candidate [VIDEO]

The news broken this afternoon by Saunders means T-Wolves fans are now hoping and praying they'll see less of this next season from the injury-prone big man...

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... and more of this:

:::: UPDATE ::::

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Pekovic got a very sweet deal from Flip and the Wolves: In other words, Pek's contract is barely less lucrative than the 4-year, $62-million extension signed by a pouty Kevin Love in early 2012.

Pek and Love share the same agent, and since most basketball observers agree that Love is a more valuable player than Pekovic, Wolves writer Jerry Zgoda had to ask: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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Scott Conrad
Scott Conrad

Cool hopefully the big fella stays healthy

Hans Dykema
Hans Dykema

I'm glad we signed him! But Love should have gotten five years and unfortunately AK probably has some cash waiting for him in a secret Russian bank account that helped sway him to New Jersey.

Ran Dazzle
Ran Dazzle

for a team this crappy while people all over the world die of starvation and lack of medical care..serious f`d up priorities

digitalprotocol topcommenter

he is not injury prone!  terrible statement towards the tpups BEST

Charles Awad
Charles Awad

In what world is 23% less annually 'almost as lucrative?'.

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