NIKOLA PEKOVIC NEWS

Should the Celtics target Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng?

The Boston Celtics need a center. With Kevin Garnett, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Pekovic, and Gorgui Dieng, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a surplus of centers. Maybe a deal could be struck here?Towns is their future, he won't be going anywhere. Pekovic is a good player, but he is making $12 million per year for 2 more seasons. That money doesn't mesh with the Celtics seeming intent...
Via Celtics Life
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio: 'I have to go pull this team in the playoffs'

The Timberwolves are coming off a 16-win season, but their future is looking good.They have the last three first-overall picks, including reigning Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins and potential future star, Karl-Anthony Towns. If Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic (fingers crossed) can stay healthy, the Wolves might actually have something. Rubio apparently agrees, and now realizes...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Timberwolves need just one more deal to take the next step

The Timberwolves may not be the best team in the league, but they do appear they'll be better next year than they were when they won an NBA-worst 16 games this past season. Minny can return a healthy Ricky Rubio and (hopefully) Nikola Pekovic.Plus, there is the expected improvement of Andrew Wiggins along with the implementation of Karl-Anthony Towns. Over at Bleacher Report, Stephen...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Minnesota Timberwolves compete for a playoff spot next season?

The Minnesota Timberwolves won 16 games last season, worst in the NBA. But a lot can change in one summer, and the Timberwolves could surprise a bunch of people next year.They battled injuries to key players like Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic last season. Next year, they'll have those guys back and healthy, along with Karl-Anthony Towns, and a more experienced Andrew Wiggins and...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via HoopStuff
July 25, 2015  |  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
July 14, 2015  |  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
July 13, 2015  |  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
July 07, 2015  |  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

NBA Draft Big Board 2015: Ranking Top 30 Players Post-Lottery

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the 2015 NBA Draft Lottery and will select first when this year’s draft opens next month in New York City. The two best players in this draft class are both centers and the Timberwolves already have a good one in Nikola Pekovic. They also have several young, talented players such as former No. 1 picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, along with...
Via NESN.com
May 20, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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
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