NIKOLA PEKOVIC NEWS

Preview: Hornets at Wolves

The Charlotte Hornets aren't playing like a team in the mix for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Winless through three on a five-game trip, the Hornets try to get back on track Sunday night against the depleted Minnesota Timberwolves. Charlotte (29-38) won its first five games in March by averaging 105.6 points and shooting 49.5 percent, but since has scored 87.5 and shot...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves vs. Spurs preview

The San Antonio Spurs expect to bounce back after a difficult loss. It's hard to foresee anything else with the banged-up Minnesota Timberwolves coming to town. The Spurs have cruised to routs in the first three meetings, and the Western Conference-worst Timberwolves may not have three key players available when they seek to end a five-game road slide Sunday night. San Antonio (40...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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 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

Timberwolves-Pistons Preview

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 07, 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

Minnesota Timberwolves Weekly: Nikola Pekovic makes his return

The week that was: Nikola Pekovic 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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

In the center of it all: Wolves big men show life in loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- During the Timberwolves' 25-plus seasons of existence, they haven't been treated to a glut of high-level centers. There's some name recognition at the position. Randy Breuer commands respect, but his jersey number's being retired in the Williams Arena rafters, not those of the Target Center, on Saturday. Luc Longley spent three years here, too, but his best work came...
Via Fox Sports North
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pekovic's return a bright spot in Wolves' one-sided loss

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...
Via Fox Sports North
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves say Rubio's injury 'far worse' than high ankle sprain

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves say point guard Ricky Rubio's right ankle injury was ''far worse'' than a high ankle sprain. While Rubio is going to need more time to return, Nikola Pekovic is back after a 31-game absence because of an injured right ankle. He was active Wednesday night against Dallas for the first time since Nov. 15. Rubio has not played since he was injured...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves: Rubio's injury far worse than high ankle sprain

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves say point guard Ricky Rubio's right ankle injury was ''far worse'' than a high ankle sprain. While Rubio is going to need more time to return, Nikola Pekovic is back after a 31-game absence because of an injured right ankle. He was active Wednesday night against Dallas for the first time since Nov. 15. Rubio has not played since he was...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Oft-injured Pekovic has growing concerns about life after basketball

MINNEAPOLIS -- Some mysteries solve themselves. But the secret to keeping Nikola Pekovic healthy has yet to be unearthed. The Timberwolves have spent the past five years trying. They've hired new trainers. Put the Montenegrin big man on all kinds of different workout and rehab routines. Built plenty of playing-time incentives into the five-year, $60 million, maximum contract extension...
Via Fox Sports North
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves sign Radulijica to 10-day contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Serbian center Miroslav Radulijica to a 10-day contract to beef up their front line. The Wolves announced the signing on Thursday. Radulijica spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 48 games. The Timberwolves needed another center because Nikola Pekovic has missed most of the season...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the Future as Bright as We Think? Discussing Current Concerns

Many have covered the embarrassing pair of defeats from this past weekend, capping off a horrific road trip that quite possibly could not have gone any worse for a multitude of reasons. After a 2-2 start that rose expectations to unhealthy levels, the following transpired: Ricky Rubio injured his foot and is out, potentially, until Christmas, the team spent its longest time away...
Via TWolves Blog
November 19, 2014  |  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
November 19, 2014  |  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
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