The first of Minnesota's "Big Three" to show up on #NBARank is the much improved and dominant big man: Nikola Peković.
Pek checks in at #53 with an average score of 6.70. He's up from #105 a season ago.
Pek came into the League three seasons ago and he couldn't even look at a guy wrong without drawing a foul. However, three years later and he's one of the premier big men in this League and notorious for being the NBA's strongest player!
After two seasons of very big improvement, Peković was rewarded this offseason with a large 5-year deal worth $12million annually.
With a healthy trio of Love, Rubio & Pek; the Timberwolves should make some BIG noise this season. I'm really looking forward to the three-point shooters creating more space for the big men to work down low. The threat of Kevin Love/Martin's outside game, teams can no longer pack the paint and try and shut down Nikola.