Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 9/13/12
MINNEAPOLIS Seven pounds looked like a lot more on Nikola Pekovic.You wouldn't think that losing so little weight off a 300-pound frame would amount to much, but the Pekovic who worked out at the Timberwolves' practice facility on Thursday boasted a dramatically altered frame. It likely appeared to be more weight than it was because of the amount of muscle the center added (remember, guys, muscle weighs more than fat), and Pekovic continued to lift the frighteningly large weights he tossed around last season.Instead of analyzing the weight loss too much, Pekovic preferred to put it in simpler terms. When asked where the weight went, he didn't need to elaborate:"To muscles."In reality, Pekovic realized that recovering from May surgery to remove bone spurs from his ankle might lead to weight gain, and he made a concerted effort in the procedure's aftermath to lose weight. A friend in Montenegro is a nutritionist, and the center relied on his help and increased activity to get in bett...
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