The Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to seek a medical retirement for 30-year-old big man Nikola Pekovic, according to ESPN.

Pekovic dealt with chronic ankle injuries during his six-year NBA career, and said that he’s “more prepared for ending my career” this week while in his native Serbia.

Pek has one year and $11.6 million left on his contract.

From ESPN:

Wolves center Nikola Pekovic acknowledged this week in his native Serbia that he’s “more prepared for ending my career than returning” to the NBA. Minnesota is expected to pursue a medical retirement for Pekovic, 31, after Jan. 31, which will mark one full year since he last appeared in a game due to ankle woes.

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