NIKOLA PEKOVIC NEWS

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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Timberwolves at Thunder

Following a disappointing end to their road trip, the Oklahoma City Thunder are likely eager for a return home, however brief. As an added motivation, the Thunder have a chance to secure the longest win streak on their own floor this season Monday night against the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. Oklahoma City (22-22) won the first three of a season-high five-game trek before dropping...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves near long-awaited return of ailing starters

MINNEAPOLIS -- Reinforcements are coming. That's been a constant reminder around the Timberwolves locker room since early on this season. It's served as a motivating factor for guys who otherwise wouldn't be playing as much. At times, coach and president of basketball operations Flip Saunders contends, it's been a cause for passivity -- a waiting game while Minnesota's three missing...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves sign Raduljica to another 10-day contract

MINNEAPOLIS -- For at least another 10 days, the Timberwolves are hanging on to their 7-foot, 250-pound insurance policy at center. Ahead of the team's afternoon matchup Monday at Charlotte, the Wolves announced they've signed big man Miroslav Raduljica to a second 10-day contract. Originally inked Jan. 8, he's appeared in three games and averages 6.3 minutes, 2.7 points and one...
Via Fox Sports North
10 days ago  |  Discuss

One win doesn't change much, but Wolves hope it's step in right direction

One win doesn't change much. It doesn't change the fact the Timberwolves are 6-31 and firmly in the Western Conference's 16th and last standings spot. It doesn't magically grant the NBA's worst defense magical powers that aid its stopping ability. It doesn't change the fact they're on the way to an 11th straight season that ends with Game 82. And it doesn't improve the club's league...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Already hurting Wolves lose Muhammad to abdominal strain

MINNEAPOLIS -- After practice Monday ahead of the Timberwolves' four-game road trip, a reporter asked Flip Saunders what a fully healthy roster would look like. Saunders paused for a second. Truth is, he hasn't had much reason to ponder that notion. "Will we ever have a fully healthy rotation?" the coach and president asked with a laugh. A day that brought progress on the injury...
Via Fox Sports North
16 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves sign Radulijica to 10-day contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves Injury Update: Nikola Pekovic, Ronny Turiaf out for at least 10 days

The Minnesota Timberwolves entered Friday's game against the Houston Rockets coming off an 85-77 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, who won their first game of the season. Thaddeus Young lead the Timberwolves with 16 points and six rebounds. At 4-13, the Timberwolves sit in fourth place in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, the Timberwolves continue to play without Nikola...
Via NBA Injury News
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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
November 26, 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

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
November 08, 2014  |  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
November 06, 2014  |  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 shouldn...
Via Holdout Sports
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio has funny reaction to Nikola Pekovic answer (Video)

Ricky Rubio had a funny reaction to teammate Nikola Pekovic’s answer to a reporter after Wednesday’s win by the Timberwolves over the Nets. Pekovic talked about forgetting the win and moving on, which caught Rubio off guard. That’s because the whole “forget about it and move on” cliche is generally used following losses, not wins....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 06, 2014  |  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
November 05, 2014  |  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
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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