The week that was:
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
New York Knicks: Trade For Nikola Pekovic? Yes.
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff..
Knicks Get: Nikola Pekovic, J.J. Barea, Chase Budinger
Timberwolves Get: Amar’e Stoudemire, Shane Larkin and Iman Shumpert
Yes this is a complicated trade, but it makes sense. The Knicks are in need of an elite big man and a 2nd offensive option and Pekovic would fit each need. The...
This is the 12th in a 14-part series evaluating each Timberwolves player's performance during the 2013-14 season. Find the entire series here.
At the NBA campaign's midway point, Nikola Pekovic had more than merited the maximum contract extension he signed last summer.
By the end, it was just another injury-saddled season.
All-Star discussion gave way to further solidification...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when the nagging injuries that have plagued Nikola Pekovic's career seemed to subside, the Timberwolves center learned Tuesday he'll miss some time once again.
A magnetic resonance image test performed by TRIA Orthopedics in Bloomington, Minn., revealed the 6-foot-11, 285-pound big man has bursitis in his right ankle. He'll be held out of all basketball activities...
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