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Biyombo on the Go: The Case for Signing Bismack

Biyombo won’t command anywhere near a max contract, but can he be a valuable addition to a team this offseason? “A very explosive 6’9” center with a terrific wingspan..” “…possibly a shot blocking specialist.” These were some strengths that NBADraft.net called out in regards to Biyombo before being drafted in 2011 by the Sacramento Kings (and then traded to the...
Via The Lottery Mafia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greek seven-footer to play college hoops in the USA?

International prospects can be a huge draw in any sport, and the college basketball world could be on the verge of landing a huge one. In a report by Luke Winn of SI.com, Greek center Georgios Papagiannis is considering coming to the United States to play college hoops. Standing seven feet tall and weighing 260 pounds, Papagiannis played one year of high school basketball in the...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: On the Rise

Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America By Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Minnesota Timberwolves entered the draft on Thursday night prepared to change their franchise. Armed with the number one overall pick, the Wolves were in range to salvage their dreadful 16-66 year, filled with injuries to Kevin Martin, Ricky Rubio, and Nikola Pekovic, arguably their three...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Nikola Pekovic's days in Minnesota are numbered

The Minnesota Timberwolves are a rebuilding franchise, and that means any veterans playing on a sizable contract should probably have their bags packed. Such is the case with Nikola Pekovic, a center who signed a five-year, $60 million contract in 2013. Between Minnesota being expected to draft either Jahlil Okafor or Karl Anthony-Towns with the first overall pick in June's draft...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pekovic has surgery on right Achilles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had surgery on his right Achilles tendon Tuesday in hopes of addressing the pain in his bothersome right foot. Pekovic went to Charlotte where Dr. Robert Anderson performed a debridement and repair of the tendon. There is no timetable for his return but the Wolves are hopeful he will be healthy for training camp next...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Oft-injured Pekovic has surgery on right Achilles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had surgery on his right Achilles tendon Tuesday in hopes of addressing the pain in his bothersome right foot. Pekovic went to Charlotte where Dr. Robert Anderson performed a debridement and repair of the tendon. There is no timetable for his return but the Wolves are hopeful he will be healthy for training camp next...
Via AP on Fox
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Arinze Onuaku To Sign 10-Day Contract With Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Arinze Onuaku to a 10-day hardship-exception contract. The Wolves need another big body to finish the season now that injured Gorgui Dieng stayed home from this West Coast trip and Nikola Pekovic is headed for surgery. Onuaku averaged 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 41 D League games this season with the Canton Charge.
Via RealGM
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves C Pekovic to undergo Achilles surgery

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will have surgery on the Achilles tendon on his right foot. The Timberwolves announced Thursday the surgery will be done next week in Charlotte, North Carolina, by foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. The procedure is called a debridement and repair. Pekovic played in only 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves center Pekovic to have Achilles surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will have surgery on the Achilles tendon on his right foot. The Timberwolves announced Thursday the surgery will be done next week in Charlotte, North Carolina, by foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. The procedure is called a debridement and repair. Pekovic played in only 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic To Undergo Surgery On Right Achilles

Nikola Pekovic will undergo a debridement and repair of his right Achilles. The surgery will be performed on Wednesday, April 8 by Dr. Robert Anderson at Ortho Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pekovic will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Pekovic played in 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest. The five-year veteran holds career...
Via RealGM
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nikola Pekovic Out For Season With Ankle Soreness

Nikola Pekovic will miss the remainder of the season due to ankle issue. Pekovic has battled ankle soreness for years and was limited to a career-low 31 games in 14-15. Pekovic has played in just 51.8 percent of the Minnesota Timberwolves' games since signing a new contract.
Via RealGM
March 31, 2015  |  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...
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March 06, 2015  |  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
March 02, 2015  |  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

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

Celtics lose to hungry Timberwolves 110-98, end road trip on a sour note

Well, this was supposed to be an easier game if the Celtics' impressive record on this road trip were to indicate anything, but of course the Celtics love to surprise us at every game this season in order to keep the entertainment value up, so instead we had a loss at hand. It should be noted that Nikola Pekovic and Kevin Martin returned from their injuries recently and Andrew Wiggins...
Via Celtics Life
January 28, 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
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