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Thaddeus Young says he’s not trying to replace Kevin Love

If you happen to be at the Minnesota State Fair today, you might have the chance to see the newest members of the Minnesota Timberwolves including Thaddeus Young. During the event that introduced the players to Timberwolves fans on hand, Young told fans that he isn’t going to replace former star Kevin Love according to the Timberwolves PR Twitter account: Young: "I'm not...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves will keep Anthony Bennett

According to reports, Anthony Bennett is likely to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves next season. The 2013 No. 1 overall pick was rumored to be heading to the Philadelphia 76ers and Thaddeus Young would be dealt to Minnesota as part of the Kevin Love/Andrew Wiggins trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Timberwolves. From Timberwolves reporter Jerry Zgoda and the Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves season report card: Nikola Pekovic

  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...
Via Fox Sports North
May 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

T’Wolves burly big man Nikola Pekovic crawls around like a baby as part of unusual workout regimen

Looking at Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic is an exercise in intimidation. A physique that looks like it was chiseled out of a block of granite is made even more intimidating by its adornment with menacing tattoos. Pekovic, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Non from “Superman II,” was rewarded by the team for his […]The post T’Wolves burly big man Nikola...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 24, 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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