Apr 6, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) goes up for a shot over Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (1) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Wolves and Pekovic Negotiation Update: Crickets

Oh, boy. things are tough when Nate Robinson signing for 2-years at $4 million with Denver is your big news.

But wait, there’s a pot to stir… Why is Pek still unsigned?

Speculation follows…

The Wolves theoretically could offer Pek a five-year deal to give him extra security, but it doesn’t sound like the concept has been discussed, probably for a couple reasons: Pek is prone to nagging injuries so the Wolves likely wouldn’t want to commit an extra year, but this is also interesting: Schwartz, as I mentioned, also reps Love, who still is bitter about not getting the five-year “designated player” contract offer two winters ago.

How would Schwartz explain to Love that he couldn’t get him a five-year deal while getting Pekovic one?

Tricky position for him to be in.

Schwartz also probably is feeling pressure to deliver big for his client for a couple reasons: Pekovic was expected to be a hot commodity on the free-agent market even though he is a restricted free agent but that big offer never come. Schwartz is in the same position with new client Brandon Jennings, who appears to be the biggest loser in this year’s free agency.

The theories abound because time is a wasting. Or is it? No real news yet, but news-people have news space to fill. Bitterness spins a troll story like few others.

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