The problem and reason I went with Pekovic is that Hickson's agent is looking for 10+ Million a season. Hickson is one of the 7 players in the NBA that averages a double double. He averages 12.7 ppg and 10 rpg. That commands a ton of money. Also Hickson is more of a PF then Center and is going to cost the same as Pekovic really. Pekovic fills a need (Center) and is more of an offensive threat.
I wouldn't say Hickson is more of a power forward, he's just an undersized center, kind of like Biz.
The Cats could afford to pay a $10 million dollar contract (although Hickson really doesn't deserve it), but there is just no way they can pay Pekovic $14 million dollars. If somehow the Wolves don't match $12 million, it becomes a reasonable assumption that we could afford him.