The Portland Trail Blazers have been loosely linked to interest in Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, who will be a restricted free agent this summer.

Earlier this week, Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com asked Pekovic for his thoughts on the matter.

"That's really nice when you hear that other teams like Portland really want to bring you in," Pekovic told CSNNW.com. "That means that I'm doing a good job and they like what I'm doing. That's something nice."

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"You never know. My first option is to stay here." Pekovic said. "That's something that's really hard for me because there are people around me that are asking, 'What's going to happen this summer?'" Pekovic said. "This summer is going to be big for me. That's why I'm not really thinking about it and I'm just trying to focus on basketball."