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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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 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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13 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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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekovic practices, but a Friday return remains doubtful

Wolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has missed six straight games with ankle bursitis, took some part in the Wolves’ practice Thursday. But he still appears doubtful for Friday’s game against the Lakers at Target Center. “He did a little bit, yes,” coach Rick Adelman said. “But there is nothing changed. We’ll see how [he] feels tomorrow.’’ That means Gorgui Dieng...
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21 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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27 days ago  |  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

Bum ankle too much to handle for Pekovic

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic played with pain in his right ankle for the past seven games, ever since he returned after missing essentially the month of February because of bursitis. He did, that is, until Friday night, when the pain became too much. Pekovic left a 105-93 loss to the Bobcats a little more than two minutes into the second half and didn’t return. “It...
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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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