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Updated: July 1st, 2010 11:46am
Report: Wolves re-sign Darko Milicic to four-year, $20 miilion deal

Report: Wolves re-sign Darko Milicic to four-year, $20 miilion deal

by Tom Pelissero
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For the second time in as many days, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly have made a move aimed to solidify the post.

According to ESPN's Chad Ford, the Wolves have re-signed center Darko Milicic to a four-year, $20 million contract.

Wolves president David Kahn has made clear throughout the offseason he wanted to retain Milicic, 25, who averaged 8.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 24 games for the Wolves last season after arriving in a February trade from the New York Knicks.

Once the Wolves' deal is finalized with European prospect Nikola Pekovic -- Kahn said it was "very, very close" as of late Wednesday night -- they'll be only about $5 million under the salary cap. Ford reported Pekovic's deal is done for $13 million over three years.

The signings are the latest indications that Al Jefferson's days in Minnesota probably are numbered.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Al Jefferson, Darko Milicic