MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic did not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night because of a sore right ankle that has bothered him for the last two years.
The ankle flared up on him during a game against Memphis on Saturday night and limited him to 12 minutes. He had played at least 34 minutes in four of the previous five games, and the...
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2 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS -- Come and watch the Timberwolves take on Memphis on Friday night or check out their recent box scores, and it's apparent hard-to-miss center Nikola Pekovic is indeed back to form.
After missing 31 games with ankle and wrist issues, Pekovic is slated to start his eighth game in a row. Since his Jan. 21 return, he's scoring 13 points on 45.6-percent shooting and pulling...
The week that was:
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...
MINNEAPOLIS -- It had been so long, Nikola Pekovic nearly forgot what it was like.
Instead of donning dress socks, he was asking the Timberwolves equipment staff for a pair of NBA-issued stockings with Jerry West's silhouette on them.
Instead of throwing on a shirt and mafia-style suit jacket, he was instructed to put on a red "NBA Fit" tee over a long-sleeve, dry-fit warmup shirt...
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...
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...
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...
The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without center Nikola Pekovic for a while.
Pekovic had an MRI test Tuesday on his right ankle that revealed bursitis, which is inflammation of the fluid-filled pad that cushions the joint. The Timberwolves announced the 6-foot-11, 285-pound Pekovic will be kept off the court for seven to 10 days before being re-evaluated.
Pekovic was hurt in the...
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January 28, 2014
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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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...