Nikola Peković's return to Minnesota has seemed to be inevitable to the Wolves' front office, local media members, myself and the majority of a slightly anxious fan base.
Pek is a restricted free agent, giving the Wolves the capability to match any offer he receives. Unfortunately for Peković and his representatives, most every team doesn't have the cap space to make him a better offer than Minnesota (offering 4-years, $50M). The couple teams that have the money to offer (ie: Milwaukee) already have plenty of capable bodies in the frontcourt.
The Wolves have an offer of 4-years, $50M on the table. Pek's reps have countered with a 4-year, $55M proposal. Monnesota's offer pays him an average of $12.5M a year, while the counteroffer nets him a little over $13M annually.
Minnesota's offer is a good one and considering Peković wants to remain in Minnesota, the obvious stall seems to be the agents looking for a bit more to line their pockets with.
Montenegro's training camp for EuroBasket started a few weeks ago, but Peković hasn't been in attendance as he clearly can't risk injury during these ongoing negotiations.
Your guess will be as good as mine as to when Peković will put the pen to paper on a new deal.