NIKOLA PEKOVIC NEWS

Preview: Timberwolves vs. Pelicans

Last season, the New Orleans Pelicans seemed to be a team in the ascendancy in the Western Conference after Anthony Davis reached the playoffs for the first time.This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves won't be going to the postseason but the Andrew Wiggins-led club may have stolen the mantle as the West's team on the rise.The Timberwolves can record their second three-game win streak...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Timberwolves Preview

Last season, the New Orleans Pelicans seemed to be a team in the ascendancy in the Western Conference after Anthony Davis reached the playoffs for the first time. This season, the Minnesota Timberwolves won't be going to the postseason but the Andrew Wiggins-led club may have stolen the mantle as the West's team on the rise. The Timberwolves can record their second three-game...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boards-N-Blocks: Mitchell Is Dieng Lucky To Have A Job

Been a bad start to the year for NBA coaches. David Blatt could have realized that all he had to do was get out of the way and let LeBron James coach. But I’m pretty sure the clock was running on his tenure in Cleveland the second he was hired. Jeff Hornacek could have figured out how to turn Archie Goodwin into “Teen Wolf,” or mastered whatever weird magic/religion that...
Via Razzball Basketball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Steven Adams dinged his elbow and what it means for the Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams came down with one of the stranger injuries if only because no one saw him sustain the right elbow strain that forced him out of Friday's game at Dallas shortly before tipoff.The physical 7-footer was a no-go again on Sunday at Brooklyn, and according to coach Billy Donovan, he might not be available for either of the remaining two games...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves' dry run

The Minnesota Timberwolves' unusual combination of talented players both young and old provides a short-term challenge that they can convert into a meaningful long-term opportunity. Unlike most teams towards the bottom of the league, Minnesota has significant depth, albeit unbalanced in terms of positions and roles. They also have a fascinating young core with potential stars Karl...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Timberwolves 114-99 as Davis scores 35

NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis scored 35 points and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame an early 17-point hole to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99 on Tuesday night.Jrue Holiday scored 19 points and Tyreke Evans added 13 for the Pelicans, who've won three of four and are four games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with their next six games at home...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Mitchell very strongly believes Nikola Pekovic is still rusty

Sam Mitchell doesn't seem like he'll ever hold back what he really thinks about something. That's why when a reporter asked him recently if he thought Nikola Pekovic was still rusty after returning from an Achilles injury that sidelined him for almost 10 months, he was fully engaged in backing his player.From Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press:Pekovic has averaged only 14.7 minutes...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Timberwolves are alternating Kevin Garnett and Nikola Pekovic for back-to-backs

Kevin Garnett is almost 40 years old, which is way too up there in age for him to be playing back-to-backs consistently, if ever. Nikola Pekovic, meanwhile, is coming off an Achilles tear and is still playing with a minutes and playing time restriction. That, of course, means he isn't playing in half of back-to-backs, either.So, the Timberwolves have decided to compromise. KG takes...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Thunder hold off Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Durant shrugged off a slow start to finish with 30 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 101-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Durant scored 12 straight for the Thunder in the final three minutes and also had seven rebounds. Russell Westbrook added 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to help the Thunder hold off a late...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

LaVine bounces back as Wolves fall to Thunder

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kevin Durant shrugged off a slow start to finish with 30 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 101-96 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Durant scored 12 straight for the Thunder in the final three minutes and also had seven rebounds.Russell Westbrook added 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to help the Thunder hold off a late charge...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio makes amazing no-look pass to Nikola Pekovic against Cavaliers

There are plenty of talented point guards in the association these days and one that might get overlooked at times is Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio. Tonight, the Timberwolves hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rubio showed off his passing ability with an incredible no-look pass to Nikola Pekovic: Ricky Rubio is incredible, everybody! *** Rubio No-Look Pass [Bleacher Report] Rubio image...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Pekovic returns as Wolves' struggles continue against Denver

MINNEAPOLIS -- Danilo Gallinari had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help the Denver Nuggets snap a six-game losing streak with a 78-74 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.Jusuf Nurkic had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Nuggets overcame 35.8 percent shooting by hitting eight of 20 3-pointers. Denver had lost nine of its previous 10 games.Karl...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nikola Pekovic 'all set' to play Wednesday night

Timberwolves fans, rejoice! You finally have your beloved center back.From Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN radio:Pekovic hasn't played in about 10 months. He went down with an Achilles injury in March and has been rehabbing it ever since, hoping for a day just like this one.Coach Sam Mitchell said Tuesday after Timberwolves practice that he was 50-50 on if Pekovic would play or not against...
Via Fox Sports
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Preview: Wolves vs. Nuggets

The Minnesota Timberwolves are taking a new approach in an effort to solve their recent problems. The Denver Nuggets hope a little rest can help cure theirs.Both will be aiming to halt lengthy losing streaks when the Northwest Division's bottom two teams meet for the final time this season Wednesday night.Each has seen encouraging starts go by the wayside, with Minnesota having lost...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Nuggets-Timberwolves Preview

The Minnesota Timberwolves are taking a new approach in an effort to solve their recent problems. The Denver Nuggets hope a little rest can help cure theirs. Both will be aiming to halt lengthy losing streaks when the Northwest Division's bottom two teams meet for the final time this season Wednesday night. Each has seen encouraging starts go by the wayside, with Minnesota having...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Mitchell: 50-50 chance Nikola Pekovic returns Wednesday vs. Nuggets

Nikola Pekovic hasn't played an NBA game in almost 10 months, but he may be stepping onto the hardwood for the first time since March 11 on Wednesday when the Timberwolves take on the Nuggets.From the Wolves' official Twitter account:Even if it's only 50-50, that's great news from Mitchell, who's been watching Pekovic rehab his Achilles injury ever since the big man sustained it...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic loves 'Rocky,' and his teammates are fully aware

Nikola Pekovic is yet to play this season, but that doesn't mean he's failing to make an impact on the direction of the team. The literal direction.When the Timberwolves got into Philadelphia before playing the 76ers on Monday, the team bus went out of its way to head to a Philly landmark instead of the hotel. Why? So, Pekovic—on his 30th birthday—could climb the same steps Rocky...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic takes another step in his rehab process

Nikola Pekovic is in an odd situation in Minnesota. He's currently out with an Achilles injury, as he's been all season, but when the constantly injured Pek finally does return, where does he play?Karl-Anthony Towns has shown to be more comfortable as a center than as a power forward, and is it worth possibly stunting development just so you can give an offensive-first center some...
Via Fox Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nikola Pekovic hoping to return shortly after New Year

Nikola Pekovic hasn't gotten into a game this year after injuring his Achilles back in April. Now though, we're finally hearing some good news about Pek's injury status.From Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune:Kevin Garnett and Karl-Anthony Towns have been the two starting big men in Pek's absence, which doesn't bode well for him returning to the starting lineup, a place he comfortably...
Via Fox Sports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves vs. Clippers preview

A season after Minnesota won 16 games and the Los Angeles Clippers went to the Western Conference semifinals, it's the Timberwolves who are considerably closer to first place as they conclude their November schedule.That's mostly because the Clippers are chasing a record-setting team, while Minnesota sits in a more reasonable division and has already won half the games it did in...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Someone has to teach Nikola Pekovic about emojis

Nikola Pekovic is one of the most intimidating presences in the NBA. The thought of him sending a sarcastic comment to a friend via text message and following it up with some sort of cute, winky face is a concept that should elude all of our minds. Apparently, there is good reason for that.From Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune, who has lots more good information than just Pek's lack...
Via Fox Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Minnesota's Nikola Pekovic Throw Medicine Balls Into Outer Space

Nikola Pekovic is a giant of a man. He looks like a grizzly bear fused with a lumberjack, so it should come as no surprise that he gets loose and
Via Stack
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Wolves' Pekovic pulls off impressive feat of strength

Anyone who's ever stood next to Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic knows what a mountain of a man he is. On Monday, the Timberwolves published a video illustrating the strength of the 6-foot-11, 295-pound behemoth. In the video, Pekovic -- still recovering from surgery on his right achilles -- heaves a three-pound medicine ball 15 rows into the stands in Toronto, toward Arnie Kander...
Via Fox Sports North
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Wolves' Pekovic pulls off impressive feat of strength

Anyone who's ever stood next to Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic knows what a mountain of a man he is. On Monday, the Timberwolves published a video illustrating the strength of the 6-foot-11, 295-pound behemoth. In the video, Pekovic -- still recovering from surgery on his right achilles -- heaves a three-pound medicine ball 15 rows into the stands in Toronto, toward Arnie Kander...
Via Fox Sports North
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

You'll be amazed by how far Pekovic throws a medicine ball (VIDEO)

It's pretty tough to throw a basketball from the court into the 15th row of an arena. Now, just imagine how tough that would be if you replaced it with a medicine ball.Impossible, right? Well, unless you happen to be resident strongman Nikola Pekovic.From the Timberwolves' official Instagram account:That's it. It's time we see Pek and Mr. Incredible fight it out just so we can see...
Via Fox Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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