Five stashed international NBA picks coming stateside
JUL 16, 10:21a ET | The Sports Post
Rotowire: Jul 10 / 5:32p ET
News: Pekovic is expected to come off the bench this upcoming season after his coach, Flip Saunders, declared that Kevin Garnett will be a starter, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.
Impact: With Kevin Garnett at power forward and rookie Karl-Anthony Towns at center, Pekovic will have to make an impact off the bench while he also competes for playing time with Gorgui Dieng. When considering that Pekovic is coming off a season where he played just 31 games due to a lingering ankle injury, it seems that his standard-league relevancy has all but vanished this offseason.
Rotowire: Jun 25 / 4:50p ET
News: Pekovic, coming off yet another injury, looks set to lose minutes with the Timberwolves selecting Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Impact: Pekovic played in just 31 games in 2014-15, at 26 minutes per night, and that time on the court will likely decrease. He is no longer someone who should be considered an option in most standard leagues.