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Sam Mitchell very strongly believes Nikola Pekovic is still rusty

Sam Mitchell doesn't seem like he'll ever hold back what he really thinks about something. That's why when a reporter asked him recently if he thought Nikola Pekovic was still rusty after returning from an Achilles injury that sidelined him for almost 10 months, he was fully engaged in backing his player.From Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press:Pekovic has averaged only 14.7 minutes...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekovic returns as Wolves' struggles continue against Denver

MINNEAPOLIS -- Danilo Gallinari had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Denver Nuggets snap a six-game losing streak with a 78-74 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.Jusuf Nurkic had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Nuggets overcame 35.8 percent shooting by hitting eight of 20 3-pointers. Denver had lost nine of its previous 10 games.Karl...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nikola Pekovic 'all set' to play Wednesday night

Timberwolves fans, rejoice! You finally have your beloved center back.From Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN radio:Pekovic hasn't played in about 10 months. He went down with an Achilles injury in March and has been rehabbing it ever since, hoping for a day just like this one.Coach Sam Mitchell said Tuesday after Timberwolves practice that he was 50-50 on if Pekovic would play or not against...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Mitchell: 50-50 chance Nikola Pekovic returns Wednesday vs. Nuggets

Nikola Pekovic hasn't played an NBA game in almost 10 months, but he may be stepping onto the hardwood for the first time since March 11 on Wednesday when the Timberwolves take on the Nuggets.From the Wolves' official Twitter account:Even if it's only 50-50, that's great news from Mitchell, who's been watching Pekovic rehab his Achilles injury ever since the big man sustained it...
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January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic loves 'Rocky,' and his teammates are fully aware

Nikola Pekovic is yet to play this season, but that doesn't mean he's failing to make an impact on the direction of the team. The literal direction.When the Timberwolves got into Philadelphia before playing the 76ers on Monday, the team bus went out of its way to head to a Philly landmark instead of the hotel. Why? So, Pekovic—on his 30th birthday—could climb the same steps Rocky...
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January 05, 2016  |  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...
September 14, 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

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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