NIKOLA PEKOVIC NEWS

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 played just...
Via NBA Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves knock off Knicks, 115-99

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin shook off an illness to score 37 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, missing three starters, beat the New York Knicks 115-99 on Wednesday night. Martin tied a career high with seven 3-pointers and Shabazz Muhammad had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Wolves, who were missing Ricky Rubio, Thaddeus Young and Nikola Pekovic. Rubio and Pekovic...
Via AP on Fox
7 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
8 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...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  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'...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  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 Garnett with the...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Road Reaction: Rockets 113, Timberwolves 101

For the first 24 minutes of game action, the country of Mexico was treated to an entertaining, back-and-forth NBA Global Games affair. Then the red-hot Rockets remembered they were bumping heads with a young, building club that started a pair of 19-year-olds. Houston (7-1) pulled away in the third quarter of another win to keep one of the NBA's three-best records in the early...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Magic Preview

It might be easy to get Nikola Vucevic mixed up with Nikola Pekovic even if their first names weren't the same. Both are Montenegrin centers who have been starting for middling NBA franchises and share similar skills in the paint. Both are also off to solid starts, something they hope to continue Friday night when Vucevic tries to lead the Orlando Magic to their seventh straight...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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...
Via Holdout Sports
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves hold off Pistons

MINNEAPOLIS -- Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. Nikola Pekovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Ricky Rubio added 11 points, eight assists and seven boards for the Timberwolves in their home opener. Caron Butler scored 24 points and D...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  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...
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...
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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Four reasons Kevin Martin steps up his game

It may seem odd to predict a significant improvement in play from a 31 year old player like Kevin Martin, but I think that there are a lot of differences from this year to last for Martin and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Reason number one: As a shooting guard, Martin’s main job on the basketball court is to put the ball in the hoop. Martin did pretty well at that last year, scoring...
Via isportsweb.com
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Thaddeus Young says he’s not trying to replace Kevin Love

If you happen to be at the Minnesota State Fair today, you might have the chance to see the newest members of the Minnesota Timberwolves including Thaddeus Young. During the event that introduced the players to Timberwolves fans on hand, Young told fans that he isn’t going to replace former star Kevin Love according to the Timberwolves PR Twitter account: Young: "I'm not...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves will keep Anthony Bennett

According to reports, Anthony Bennett is likely to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves next season. The 2013 No. 1 overall pick was rumored to be heading to the Philadelphia 76ers and Thaddeus Young would be dealt to Minnesota as part of the Kevin Love/Andrew Wiggins trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Timberwolves. From Timberwolves reporter Jerry Zgoda and the Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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