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NIKOLA PEKOVIC RUMORS

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
6 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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

New York Knicks: Trade For Nikola Pekovic? Yes!

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...
Via HoopStuff
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury bug sidelines Pekovic again, out at least 7-10 days

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...
Via Fox Sports North
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves reel in big fish, Minnesota-loving Nikola Pekovic

MINNEAPOLIS -- Even though he grew up on the other side of the world, Nikola Pekovic was never a stranger to the freshwater fishing culture of Minnesota. The Timberwolves center learned how to handle a pole at a very young age, navigating the lakes, streams and rivers of what's now northeastern Montenegro. Carp and trout are among the region's native game, not unlike what...
Via Fox Sports North
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves F Nikola Pekovic Wants $15 Million Per Season

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Nikola Pekovic knows you can’t teach size, and he’s hoping that fact alone will get him the big money contract he is seeking. Pekovic is an unrestricted free agent, and even though the Timberwolves have a $6 million qualifying offer on the table, reports suggest Minnesota is ready to give him a four-year $48 million extension. ESPN 1500 is...
Via Thacover2
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Update On The Nikola Pekovic Situation In Minnesota

The  Minnesota Timberwolves have offered restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic a 4 year, $50M contract extension. With no teams making him any better offers, many are wondering why Nikola Pekovic hasn’t already agreed to re-sign with the Timberwolves with such a big contract offer on the table. Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has put forth an interesting explanation...
Via Pass The Pill
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves and Nikola Pekovic near deal

The second best center on the free agent market appears to have finally locked up a new deal as the restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic is reportedly nearing an agreement with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski writes that Pekovic and the Timberwolves are "getting closer" on a four year deal in the $50 million range. It is a little weird...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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