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Associated Press Nikola Pekovic smiles during a news conference as Minnesota Timberwolves President Flip Saunders looks on Friday in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves signed Pekovic to a five-year deal that could be worth as much as $60 million.

Timberwolves go big: Give Pekovic 5 years, $60 million

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MINNEAPOLIS — Everything about Nikola Pekovic is big.

Big muscles. Big scowl. Big tattoos. Now he has a contract to match.

In giving the 27-year-old Pekovic a five-year deal that could be worth more than $60 million with incentives, the Timberwolves are bucking a trend that has started to take over the NBA.


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