NIKOLA PEKOVIC RUMORS

Timberwolves interested in Stan Van Gundy

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be looking for a new head coach this offseason after Rick Adelman announced his retirement earlier today. According to reports coming out of Minnesota, the Wolves have their sights set on former Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy as a potential replacement. This is certainly an intriguing rumor that is flying around, and if it did happen would...
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Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman announces retirement

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman announced his retirement from coaching in the NBA on Monday. Adelman 23-year coaching career ends with a 1042-749 (.582 winning percentage) career record. “On behalf of the Minnesota Timberwolves, I would like to thank Rick for all he has done for our organization,” said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. “Under Rick’s leadership...
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Nikola Pekovic Caricature Illustration

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic caricature illustration by Greg Halbert from Minnesota. The post Nikola Pekovic Caricature Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Wolves Cannot Trade Nikola Pekovic

Minnesota Timberwolves: Wolves Cannot Trade Nikola Pekovic By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… I just read an article on ESPN.com by David Thorpe where he stated that because of the emergence of rookie Gorgui Dieng, it could help them keep Kevin Love, as they are an excellent pairing in the frontcourt. He also said that they should trade franchise center Nikola Pekvoic...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Pekovic inflicts pain on Lakers in Wolves rout

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rest and recuperation. Timberwolves big man Nikola Pekovic is all too acquainted with both terms, having missed at least 17 games in each of his four NBA seasons. But he's learned to use the untimely, forced breaks to his advantage. "A little rest is always good," said Pekovic, who returned Friday from a six-game absence due to soreness in his right ankle...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Is Nikola Pekovic expendable?

Center Nikola Pekovic continues to battle a persistent ankle injury, and it has allowed rookie Gorgui Dieng to start in his place. In just three starts, Dieng has been a revelation for the Minnesota Timberwolves.Image by Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsIn the loss to the Houston Rockets, Dieng played 38 minutes. He scored 22 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and made 10 out of 11...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekovic out against Kings

MINNEAPOLIS -- The tender right ankle that cost Nikola Pekovic more than a dozen games this year has him out of the lineup once again. The Timberwolves center will miss Sunday night's game against Sacramento with a sore right ankle. Bursitis in the same area kept him out of 13 contests, but he came back March 1 and had started seven straight games since then. In Friday's...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic exits loss to Bobcats with ankle injury

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday by the score of 105-93. With the loss, the Timberwolves fell to 32-32, third in the Northwest Division. Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has played the last seven games with pain in his right ankle, left the game just two minutes into the second half and did not return. TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia CommonsAs...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekovic's minute restriction hampers Wolves comeback hopes

MINNEAPOLIS -- It's bizarre to see a 6-foot-11, 285-pound human being that looks like he could lift a basketball hoop appear helpless. But as the Timberwolves' playoff hopes took another significant hit Wednesday at the Target Center, Nikola Pekovic could only sit and stare in subdued frustration. The minutes limit associated with Pekovic's right-ankle bursitis prohibited...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Frustration growing for Wolves' Pekovic as absence drags on

It's so close, Nikola Pekovic can feel it on the bottoms of his size-18 high tops. The past two Minnesota Timberwolves games, their mammoth center has stepped on courts in Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., for warm-ups to test his tender right ankle. Even with optimism abounding for his much-needed return, he's wound up sitting on the bench all night, just as he has since...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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