NIKOLA PEKOVIC NEWS

10 Big Name NBA Players That Could Still Be Traded

  (April 12, 2015 – Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1/2/3. Nikola Pekovic/Kevin Martin/Anthony Bennett- Minnesota Timberwolves The Minnesota Timberwolves have maybe the best young roster in the NBA with Karl-Anthony Towns, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad, Adreian Payne, Gorgui Dieng, Zach LaVine and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Six worst NBA contracts following free agency

Attempting to figure out NBA salaries is akin to racking our brains to understand the true meaning of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. We think we have an answer, and then some team comes up with a ridiculous contract for an average player. Immediately after that, people attempt to justify the contract by talking up the salary cap increases we are going to see in the coming years...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

See the man who makes Nikola Pekovic look tiny

Nikola Pekovic is a center in the NBA. He stands a shade under seven feet tall and weighs nearly 300 pounds. He is, to be frank, a monster of a man.  Very few humans who don't play professional basketball for a living are Pekovic's size or larger, which makes this photograph of a man who completely dwarfs him all the more remarkable.  The man's name is Igor Vovkovinskiy, and at...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Timberwolves aren't interested in signing any more free agents

The Minnesota Timberwolves altered the course of their franchise this offseason, grabbing Karl-Anthony Towns with the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, re-signing Kevin Garnett to a two-year contract and, for good measure, adding the Euroleague MVP, Nemanja Bjelica. Right now, they don't have much cap room to spend, but can still clear some if they want. Nikola Pekovic and Anthony...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pekovic has surgery on right Achilles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had surgery on his right Achilles tendon Tuesday in hopes of addressing the pain in his bothersome right foot. Pekovic went to Charlotte where Dr. Robert Anderson performed a debridement and repair of the tendon. There is no timetable for his return but the Wolves are hopeful he will be healthy for training camp next...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Oft-injured Pekovic has surgery on right Achilles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had surgery on his right Achilles tendon Tuesday in hopes of addressing the pain in his bothersome right foot. Pekovic went to Charlotte where Dr. Robert Anderson performed a debridement and repair of the tendon. There is no timetable for his return but the Wolves are hopeful he will be healthy for training camp next...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Arinze Onuaku To Sign 10-Day Contract With Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Arinze Onuaku to a 10-day hardship-exception contract. The Wolves need another big body to finish the season now that injured Gorgui Dieng stayed home from this West Coast trip and Nikola Pekovic is headed for surgery. Onuaku averaged 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 41 D League games this season with the Canton Charge.
Via RealGM
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves C Pekovic to undergo Achilles surgery

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will have surgery on the Achilles tendon on his right foot. The Timberwolves announced Thursday the surgery will be done next week in Charlotte, North Carolina, by foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. The procedure is called a debridement and repair. Pekovic played in only 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves center Pekovic to have Achilles surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will have surgery on the Achilles tendon on his right foot. The Timberwolves announced Thursday the surgery will be done next week in Charlotte, North Carolina, by foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. The procedure is called a debridement and repair. Pekovic played in only 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic To Undergo Surgery On Right Achilles

Nikola Pekovic will undergo a debridement and repair of his right Achilles. The surgery will be performed on Wednesday, April 8 by Dr. Robert Anderson at Ortho Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pekovic will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Pekovic played in 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest. The five-year veteran holds career...
Via RealGM
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic Out For Season With Ankle Soreness

Nikola Pekovic will miss the remainder of the season due to ankle issue. Pekovic has battled ankle soreness for years and was limited to a career-low 31 games in 14-15. Pekovic has played in just 51.8 percent of the Minnesota Timberwolves' games since signing a new contract.
Via RealGM
March 31, 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

Pekovic out for Wolves against Clippers,

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves left short-handed down low after Garnett, Pekovic leave early

MINNEAPOLIS -- Coaxing his young team, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders was trying anything he could to handle the Memphis Grizzlies powerful inside duo of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. Saunders never could have imagined resorting to having rookie Andrew Wiggins try to bang inside with the 13-year veteran and two-time All-Star Randolph. For all of the talent he's shown...
Via Fox Sports North
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves' Rising Stars set higher expectations

MINNEAPOLIS -- While Kevin Martin packed for a sojourn to Tampa, Fla., and Nikola Pekovic pondered where, when and whether he could make his annual All-Star weekend ice-fishing trip, four of the Timberwolves' veterans younger, greener teammates got up bright and early Thursday and hopped on a flight bound for LaGuardia Airport in New York City. This weekend, Rising Stars Challenge...
Via Fox Sports North
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves win third straight, 112-101 over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic scored 29 points and Kevin Martin added 24 to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to their third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Minnesota had not even won back-to-back games this season until this modest streak. The Timberwolves led throughout against the Pistons despite the absence of guard Ricky...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves win third straight, 112-101 over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic scored 29 points and Kevin Martin added 24 to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to their third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Minnesota had not even won back-to-back games this season until this modest streak. The Timberwolves led throughout against the Pistons despite the absence of guard Ricky...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves top Pistons 112-101 for third straight win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic scored 29 points and Kevin Martin added 24 to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to their third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Minnesota had not even won back-to-back games this season until this modest streak. The Timberwolves led throughout against the Pistons despite the absence of guard Ricky...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves top Pistons 112-101 for third straight win

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic scored 29 points and Kevin Martin added 24 to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to their third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Minnesota had not even won back-to-back games this season until this modest streak. The Timberwolves led throughout against the Pistons despite the absence of guard Ricky...
Via Fox Sports North
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves win 3rd straight, 112-101 over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Nikola Pekovic scored 29 points and Kevin Martin added 24 to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to their third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Minnesota had not even won back-to-back games this season until this modest streak. The Timberwolves led throughout against the Pistons despite the absence of guard Ricky...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Wolves at Pistons

Perhaps it's no coincidence the Minnesota Timberwolves have won two straight for the first time this season now that Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin are back on the floor together. Looking to continue their modest surge and avoid a sixth straight road defeat Sunday night, the Timberwolves try for a 10th consecutive victory over a Detroit Pistons club that's hoping to...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Easing his pain: Wolves might sit out Pekovic on occasion

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...
Via Fox Sports North
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

With injured starters returning, Wolves rewinding to training camp mode

MINNEAPOLIS -- Nikola Pekovic staggered off the floor against the Thunder on Monday feeling like he had an anvil chained to each of his tree trunk-like legs. "Coach," the Montenegrin behemoth panted toward Timberwolves head man and president Flip Saunders, "I can't score one-on-zero." It was Pekovic's fourth game in six nights following a 31-game absence with a banged-up wrist and...
Via Fox Sports North
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Celtics lose to hungry Timberwolves 110-98, end road trip on a sour note

Well, this was supposed to be an easier game if the Celtics' impressive record on this road trip were to indicate anything, but of course the Celtics love to surprise us at every game this season in order to keep the entertainment value up, so instead we had a loss at hand. It should be noted that Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin returned from their injuries recently and Andrew Wiggins...
Via Celtics Life
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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