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Minnesota Timberwolves: Season Grade And Review

Minnesota Timberwolves: Season Grade And Review By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Record: 41-41- 10th in West and the Analysis: The Timberwolves have arguably the best big man in the NBA in Kevin Love, one of the best centers in Nikola Pekovic, one of the better scoring wings in Kevin Martin, one of the best distributors in Ricky Rubio, a big name coach in Rick Adelman...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking Forward Once Again

I admit the second half of this Wolves season has been a major disappointment. The team didn’t come together. Ronnie and Chase came back but they didn’t have the impact I imagined. Ronnie has played great when he is healthy and Chase even showed promise before his latest injury. Injuries to Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin played a big role in the teams in ability to mount a comeback...
Via TWolves Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic Caricature Illustration

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic caricature illustration by Greg Halbert from Minnesota. The post Nikola Pekovic Caricature Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A with Project Spurs

With the T-Wolves and Spurs set to tip off this evening in Target Center, Stephen Anderson from Project Spurs sat down with TWolves Blog’s own Timothy Snyder for a Q&A session. 1) The front court of Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic has given the Spurs trouble in the past. With Pekovic out tonight, will Minnesota keep San Antonio off the boards and control the glass. The Wolves...
Via TWolves Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Wolves Cannot Trade Nikola Pekovic

Minnesota Timberwolves: Wolves Cannot Trade Nikola Pekovic By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… I just read an article on ESPN.com by David Thorpe where he stated that because of the emergence of rookie Gorgui Dieng, it could help them keep Kevin Love, as they are an excellent pairing in the frontcourt. He also said that they should trade franchise center Nikola Pekvoic...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The next class of NBA all-stars

The Next Class Of NBA All Stars By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… This a is a list of the 10 next All Stars in the NBA; players that haven’t yet made the team, including one that isn’t even in the league, but the players that will be the next 10 1st time NBA All Stars and will all make the team in the next 2 seasons. There were 6 1st time All Stars this...
Via HoopStuff
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dilemma of Love

The Timberwolves of Minnesota were once a competitive and storied franchise. In the early 2000′s led by a young Kevin Garnett, the Timberwolves made the playoffs 8 years in a row from 1996-2004. After 7 first round exits, they finally reached the conference finals only to be beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers who ended up losing to the Pistons in what would be Shaq’s last season...
Via In The Neutral Zone
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic exits Monday's loss to Clippers with sore ankle

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday by the score of 114-104.  The loss was the second straight for the Timberwolves, who fell to 36-37 on the season, third in the Northwest Division.  The Timberwolves played all but seven minutes without center Nikola Pekovic , who left the game with a sore right ankle.TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia CommonsAs reported...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Pekovic inflicts pain on Lakers in Wolves rout

MINNEAPOLIS -- Rest and recuperation. Timberwolves big man Nikola Pekovic is all too acquainted with both terms, having missed at least 17 games in each of his four NBA seasons. But he's learned to use the untimely, forced breaks to his advantage. "A little rest is always good," said Pekovic, who returned Friday from a six-game absence due to soreness in his right ankle...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Friday: Pekovic returns against Lakers

MINNEAPOLIS -- When asked why he'll be back in the lineup Friday of all nights after being continually plagued by a nagging ankle injury, Nikola Pekovic shot back with a short, salty, two-word response. "Why not?" the Timberwolves center mused. It's been an aggravating second half of the season for the big man from Montenegro, whom his franchise promoted as a potential...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves Friday: Pekovic returns against Lakers

MINNEAPOLIS -- When asked why he'll be back in the lineup Friday of all nights after being continually plagued by a nagging ankle injury, Nikola Pekovic shot back with a short, salty, two-word response. "Why not?" the Timberwolves center mused. It's been an aggravating second half of the season for the big man from Montenegro, whom his franchise promoted as a potential...
Via Fox Sports North
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pekovic practices, but a Friday return remains doubtful

Wolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has missed six straight games with ankle bursitis, took some part in the Wolves’ practice Thursday. But he still appears doubtful for Friday’s game against the Lakers at Target Center. “He did a little bit, yes,” coach Rick Adelman said. “But there is nothing changed. We’ll see how [he] feels tomorrow.’’ That means Gorgui Dieng...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves blowout Hawks despite the absence of Nikola Pekovic

The Minnesota Timberwolves moved back to the .500 mark on Wednesday with a 107-83 blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks.  At 35-35, the Timberwolves are third in the Northwest Division.  The Timberwolves won despite the absence of Nikola Pekovic, who was out with an ankle injury.TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia CommonsAndy Greder, who covers the Timberwolves for the St. Paul Pioneer Press...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng; Elite Trade Bait

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng; Elite Trade Bait By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Don’t look now, but Gorgui Dieng is playing better than any rookie in the NBA. He is just starting to receive real minutes and is playing All Star caliber basketball. No, seriously. Even though they have Nikola Pekovic who is one of the 5 best centers in the NBA, Dieng is proving...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Why They Will Miss The Playoffs

Minnesota Timberwolves: Why They Will Miss The Playoffs By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves are 34-33, but are 5.5 games behind the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Although they would be the 7th seed in the East right now, it is looking very doubtful that the Timberwolves will make the playoffs and I will say right here that they will...
Via HoopStuff
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries adding up for Timberwolves' veterans

MINNEAPOLIS -- On the Timberwolves' flight back from Texas, coach Rick Adelman asked Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic if he was familiar with the legendary story of Wally Pipp losing his starting gig to Lou Gehrig. Not only had the injured big man never heard of Wally Pipp, but also he wasn't even aware of who Gehrig was. "The lesson kind of lost its meaning,"...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Is Nikola Pekovic expendable?

Center Nikola Pekovic continues to battle a persistent ankle injury, and it has allowed rookie Gorgui Dieng to start in his place. In just three starts, Dieng has been a revelation for the Minnesota Timberwolves.Image by Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsIn the loss to the Houston Rockets, Dieng played 38 minutes. He scored 22 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and made 10 out of 11...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Dieng's 20-20 night, Wolves can't stop Rockets

The Timberwolves' opportunistic rookie center did it again Thursday night at Houston's Toyota Center. But another Rockets offensive onslaught made Gorgui Dieng's third double-double in as many career starts all for naught. Forced into duty with injured Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf on the shelf, Dieng became the first rookie in the Timberwolves' 25-year history...
Via Fox Sports North
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Back Spasms, DNPs, And Ejections – Oh My!

Wow.  Last night was rocky.  For a lot of people.  Hopefully your playoff teams came out of the better end!  Lots of guys with minor injuries were forced to sit, and within only minutes of each other Nikola Pekovic and Josh Smith got ejected in different games.  Pretty much like the wild west out there!  Next thing you know, I'm quoting Will Smith from that god forsaken...
Via Razzball Basketball
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic out versus Kings

The Minnesota Timberwolves enter Sunday night's game against the Sacramento Kings coming off a 105-93 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday.  With the loss, the Timberwolves fell to 32-32, third in the Northwest Division. Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has played the last seven games with pain in his right ankle, left the game just two minutes into the second...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pekovic out against Kings

MINNEAPOLIS -- The tender right ankle that cost Nikola Pekovic more than a dozen games this year has him out of the lineup once again. The Timberwolves center will miss Sunday night's game against Sacramento with a sore right ankle. Bursitis in the same area kept him out of 13 contests, but he came back March 1 and had started seven straight games since then. In Friday's...
Via Fox Sports North
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic exits loss to Bobcats with ankle injury

The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday by the score of 105-93. With the loss, the Timberwolves fell to 32-32, third in the Northwest Division. Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has played the last seven games with pain in his right ankle, left the game just two minutes into the second half and did not return. TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia CommonsAs...
Via NBA Injury News
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bum ankle too much to handle for Pekovic

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic played with pain in his right ankle for the past seven games, ever since he returned after missing essentially the month of February because of bursitis. He did, that is, until Friday night, when the pain became too much. Pekovic left a 105-93 loss to the Bobcats a little more than two minutes into the second half and didn’t return. “It...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Wolves trying to reach playoffs with Bobcats

MINNEAPOLIS -- Fear or finesse. Nikola Pekovic or Al Jefferson. Playing power forward alongside perhaps the NBA's most imposing center isn't the worst working environment in the world. But every so often, Kevin Love allows his mind to wander, wondering what life would've been like next to one of the league's most crafty big men. "Al, I guess, being sent away...
Via Fox Sports North
March 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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