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Dieng feeling benefits, detriments of being Wolves' only healthy center

MINNEAPOLIS -- In Year 2 of his NBA career, Gorgui Dieng's existence has become a lonely one. Sure, he's well-adapted to the Twin Cities by now. He lives within minutes of the Target Center, where he's forged chummy relationships with coaches and teammates, and even closer to the University of Minnesota and old pal/Gophers coach Richard Pitino. Polite and respectful, Dieng has put...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Nikola Pekovic, Ronny Turiaf out for at least 10 days

The Minnesota Timberwolves entered Friday's game against the Houston Rockets coming off an 85-77 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, who won their first game of the season. Thaddeus Young lead the Timberwolves with 16 points and six rebounds. At 4-13, the Timberwolves sit in fourth place in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, the Timberwolves continue to play without Nikola...
Via NBA Injury News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Ronny Turiaf, Nikola Pekovic will not play tonight against the Bucks

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without big men Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf for tonight's contest at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. Pekovic has not played in a game since spraining his right wrist last week, while Turiaf has been battling a hip injury that he suffered in October.Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsTuriaf, a 6'10" center out of Gonzaga, has...
Via NBA Injury News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Pekovic frustrated by latest setback

MINNEAPOLIS -- To understand the plight of Nikola Pekovic requires a hefty amount of imagination. Picture standing a chest, neck and head taller than nearly everyone with whom you interact. Try and discern how it must feel to back down the likes of Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins before deftly scooping a basketball the size of your hands into a hoop. Pretend you fit snugly into...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves C Pekovic to miss at least three games with wrist injury

MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss at least the next three games because of a sprained right wrist. Coach Flip Saunders made the announcement on Tuesday. Pekovic was injured last week against Dallas. He will not play in home games this week against the Knicks, Spurs and Kings. Saunders says Pekovic will be re-evaluated at the start of next week. It's the...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Four reasons Kevin Martin steps up his game

It may seem odd to predict a significant improvement in play from a 31 year old player like Kevin Martin, but I think that there are a lot of differences from this year to last for Martin and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reason number one: As a shooting guard, Martin’s main job on the basketball court is to put the ball in the hoop. Martin did pretty well at that last year, scoring...
Via isportsweb.com
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Trade For Nikola Pekovic? Yes!

New York Knicks: Trade For Nikola Pekovic? Yes. By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. Knicks Get: Nikola Pekovic, J.J. Barea, Chase Budinger Timberwolves Get: Amar’e Stoudemire, Shane Larkin and Iman Shumpert Yes this is a complicated trade, but it makes sense. The Knicks are in need of an elite big man and a 2nd offensive option and Pekovic would fit each need. The...
Via HoopStuff
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves season report card: Nikola Pekovic

  This is the 12th in a 14-part series evaluating each Timberwolves player's performance during the 2013-14 season. Find the entire series here. At the NBA campaign's midway point, Nikola Pekovic had more than merited the maximum contract extension he signed last summer. By the end, it was just another injury-saddled season. All-Star discussion gave way to further solidification...
Via Fox Sports North
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury bug sidelines Pekovic again, out at least 7-10 days

MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when the nagging injuries that have plagued Nikola Pekovic's career seemed to subside, the Timberwolves center learned Tuesday he'll miss some time once again. A magnetic resonance image test performed by TRIA Orthopedics in Bloomington, Minn., revealed the 6-foot-11, 285-pound big man has bursitis in his right ankle. He'll be held out of all basketball...
Via Fox Sports North
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

T’Wolves burly big man Nikola Pekovic crawls around like a baby as part of unusual workout regimen

Looking at Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic is an exercise in intimidation. A physique that looks like it was chiseled out of a block of granite is made even more intimidating by its adornment with menacing tattoos. Pekovic, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Non from “Superman II,” was rewarded by the team for his […]The post T’Wolves burly big man Nikola...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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