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NIKOLA PEKOVIC RUMORS

Why Nikola Pekovic's days in Minnesota are numbered

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a rebuilding franchise, and that means any veterans playing on a sizable contract should probably have their bags packed. Such is the case with Nikola Pekovic, a center who signed a five-year, $60 million contract in 2013. Between Minnesota being expected to draft either Jahlil Okafor or Karl Anthony-Towns with the first overall pick in June's draft...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: The Nikola Pekovic Question

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a big question on their hands when it comes to the team’s future. Nikola Pekovic is six feet 11 inches and 285 pounds, and is a bruising presence down low when healthy. The problem with Pekovic though is that he is can’t stay healthy, and he is getting paid like a top center in the league. Nikola Pekovic Since receiving his five year $60 million...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Weekly: Nikola Pekovic makes his return

The week that was: Nikola Pekovic Things reverted back to the norm for the Minnesota Timberwolves this week, as the Timberwolves lost all four games they played this week. One positive from this week is that Nikola Pekovic was finally able to return from injury, as he had been out for the last few months with a wrist and ankle injury. This is great news for the Timberwolves as...
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January 25, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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May 09, 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 him maintaining...
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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 being...
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February 24, 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 activities...
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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...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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