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

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

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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...

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

... and more of this:

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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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