NIKOLA PEKOVIC NEWS

Washington 109, Minnesota 95; 16 December 2014 (Washington 18-6, Minnesota 5-19)

Photo Credit: sports.yahoo.com It’s a familiar refrain: John Wall had a solid game leading Washington to victory. On Tuesday night, Wall’s 21 points and 17 assists guided the Wizards over a scrappy but undermanned Timberwolves squad. Without center Nikola Pekovic (sprained right wrist, injured right ankle) and point guard Ricky Rubio (sprained left ankle) among the five rotation...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dieng feeling benefits, detriments of being Wolves' only healthy center

MINNEAPOLIS -- In Year 2 of his NBA career, Gorgui Dieng's existence has become a lonely one. Sure, he's well-adapted to the Twin Cities by now. He lives within minutes of the Target Center, where he's forged chummy relationships with coaches and teammates, and even closer to the University of Minnesota and old pal/Gophers coach Richard Pitino. Polite and respectful, Dieng has put...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Ready To Turn Season Into Rebuild Instead Of Retool

With injuries to Nikola Pekovic, Ricky Rubio and Kevin Martin, the Minnesota Timberwolves are shifting the focus of the season to a rebuild. Flip Saunders headed into the season hopeful that it would be more of a "retool" with a "blended" roster. “Now you look at a situation where we might be going into a rebuild, which changes the dynamics of everything,” Saunders said. The...
Via RealGM
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Nikola Pekovic, Ronny Turiaf out for at least 10 days

The Minnesota Timberwolves entered Friday's game against the Houston Rockets coming off an 85-77 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, who won their first game of the season. Thaddeus Young lead the Timberwolves with 16 points and six rebounds. At 4-13, the Timberwolves sit in fourth place in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, the Timberwolves continue to play without Nikola...
Via NBA Injury News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Road reaction: Trail Blazers 107, Timberwolves 93

With a rash of injuries accelerating their development, the members of Minnesota's young core have rotated through breakout performances. Saturday against Sacramento, it was Andrew Wiggins. Zach LaVine followed up a 19-point night against Milwaukee with 28 in Friday's victory against the Lakers. Sunday night at Portland, it was Shabazz Muhammad's turn. But the second-year small forward...
Via Fox Sports North
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Ronny Turiaf, Nikola Pekovic will not play tonight against the Bucks

The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without big men Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf for tonight's contest at home against the Milwaukee Bucks. Pekovic has not played in a game since spraining his right wrist last week, while Turiaf has been battling a hip injury that he suffered in October.Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsTuriaf, a 6'10" center out of Gonzaga, has...
Via NBA Injury News
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Pekovic frustrated by latest setback

MINNEAPOLIS -- To understand the plight of Nikola Pekovic requires a hefty amount of imagination. Picture standing a chest, neck and head taller than nearly everyone with whom you interact. Try and discern how it must feel to back down the likes of Dwight Howard and DeMarcus Cousins before deftly scooping a basketball the size of your hands into a hoop. Pretend you fit snugly into...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves C Pekovic to miss at least three games with wrist injury

MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss at least the next three games because of a sprained right wrist. Coach Flip Saunders made the announcement on Tuesday. Pekovic was injured last week against Dallas. He will not play in home games this week against the Knicks, Spurs and Kings. Saunders says Pekovic will be re-evaluated at the start of next week. It's the...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekovic to miss at least next 3 games with injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss at least the next three games because of a sprained right wrist. Coach Flip Saunders made the announcement on Tuesday. Pekovic was injured last week against Dallas. He will not play in home games this week against the Knicks, Spurs and Kings. Saunders says Pekovic will be re-evaluated at the start of next week. It's the...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett: ‘I want to buy the Timberwolves’

            Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett told Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports that he wants to own the franchise that he is the all-time leading scorer with.   “I want to buy the Timberwolves. Put a group together and perhaps some day try to buy the team. That’s what I want,” Garnett said Thursday night. Minnesota drafted...
Via Sports-Glory
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Who won the 2013 NBA Draft?

Even as somebody who doesn’t invest a lot of time in watching college and international basketball, I’ve heard a certain narrative percolating as far back as two years ago: The 2013 NBA Draft was shaping up to be one of the worst drafts in recent memory, while the 2014 draft was looking like one of the best. Although it’s perilously early to begin grading the 2014 draft...
Via The Sports Post
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves fan does Parks and Recreation spoof

There are few things that I enjoy more than a quality parody-spoof and we have another classic television open parody from Marcos Lopez aka “Timber Trolls”. The latest venture is a spoof on “Parks and Recreation” open called “Pek and Recreation” and if you happen to be a fan of the show, you’re going to love this spoof: Clearly, Ron Swanson and Nikola Pekovic know...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans, Lakers highlight cheapest and priciest games of the month

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost Kevin Love via trade this past summer, but that shouldn’t take any of their value away in the eyes of fans. Instead, fans should get to see their team at a discount, while watching some exciting talent develop along the way. Ricky Rubio and Nikola Pekovic are already in place to help Minnesota stay competitive, while the future resides in Andrew...
Via TWolves Blog
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio “WTF” Face On Pekovic Comments On T’Wolves Win (Video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves pulled out a 98-91 victory against the Brooklyn Nets on the road Wednesday night. It was a good win for a young team, so players tend to relish the moment before moving on to the next game. However, center Nikola Pekovic post game presser comments where he said he will “forget this win” raised some eyebrows and turned heads of  his teammates in...
Via BlackSportsOnline
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio has great reaction to cliché comment by Nikola Pekovic after win (video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves evened its season record at 2-2 courtesy of an up-and-down, back-and-forth 98-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets. A 9-0 run to close out the game sealed the deal for the T’Wolves, and the two main stars in the clutch were precocious point guard Ricky Rubio and hulking center Nikola Pekovic. Both Rubio...Read More The post Ricky Rubio has great reaction to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic says Timberwolves will 'forget this win', confuses Ricky Rubio (Video)

Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic confused teammate Ricky Rubio with a comment he made during postgame interviews after Wednesday night's 98-91 win over Brooklyn.Pekovic, who scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the victory, had this to say afterwards: "We're gonna forget this win and go after the next one." We believe Pekovic meant that the Timberwolves shouldn...
Via Holdout Sports
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio has funny reaction to Nikola Pekovic answer (Video)

Ricky Rubio had a funny reaction to teammate Nikola Pekovic’s answer to a reporter after Wednesday’s win by the Timberwolves over the Nets. Pekovic talked about forgetting the win and moving on, which caught Rubio off guard. That’s because the whole “forget about it and move on” cliche is generally used following losses, not wins....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio gets confused look after Nikola Pekovic says to forget this win

Ricky Rubio had a hilarious reaction to Nikola Pekovic’s postgame comments after the Minnesota Timberwolves won over the Brooklyn Nets, 98-91. Rubio was looking down when Pekovic said they “wanted to forget about this win and move on to the next one.” Ricky looked up in bewilderment and it was priceless. Check out Ricky’s reaction here: I got what the burly Pekovic was...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves clip Nets, 98-91

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night. Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 26 points and rookie Andrew Wiggins, playing in the arena where he was taken by Cleveland with the No. 1 pick in the draft,...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves clip Nets, 98-91

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night. Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 26 points and rookie Andrew Wiggins, playing in the arena where he was taken by Cleveland with the No. 1 pick in the draft,...
Via Fox Sports North
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves score last 9 points, beat Nets 98-91

NEW YORK (AP) Nikola Pekovic converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 48 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves scored the final nine points of the game to beat the Brooklyn Nets 98-91 on Wednesday night. Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 26 points and rookie Andrew Wiggins, playing in the arena where he was taken by Cleveland with the No. 1 pick in the draft, added...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves player profile: Nikola Pekovic

  This is the 12th installment in a 16-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. The rim-rattling, lane-clearing, ice-fishing behemoth that is Nikola Pekovic has come to a bit of a career crossroads. The Timberwolves center's merits are no secret by now, his fifth NBA season. When healthy, Pekovic...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves player profile: Nikola Pekovic

  This is the 12th installment in a 16-part series running Tuesdays and Fridays profiling each Minnesota Timberwolves player leading up to the start of the NBA season. The rim-rattling, lane-clearing, ice-fishing behemoth that is Nikola Pekovic has come to a bit of a career crossroads. The Timberwolves center's merits are no secret by now, his fifth NBA season. When healthy, Pekovic...
Via Fox Sports North
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves plan to give Pekovic plenty of rest to keep center healthy

It takes the most sympathetic of hearts to feel sorry for a man who plays a game for $12 million a year. But when Nikola Pekovic's ferocity in the paint is contrasted with the helpless look on his bearded face during games he's inactive, there's tangible evidence that when he seems irked about injury, he means it. "Last season, I think, was the most frustrating for me," Pekovic said...
Via Fox Sports North
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves plan plenty of rest for injury-plagued Nikola Pekovic

  Minnesota Timberwolves big man Nikola Pekovic took the day off from training camp on Thursday as the team looks to reduce the wear and tear on him that has led to injuries the last two years. Coach Flip Saunders says they plan to give Pekovic days off here and there during camp. It's all part of a goal to keep one of the league's best offensive centers on the floor for the entire...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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