Nikola Pekovic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nikola Pekovic done for the year

    Canis Hoopus "The Wolves have officially shut down the oft-injured big man for the rest of the season Injuries have become an ever-increasing concern for the big man, as they continue to occur more and more frequently and keep him out for longer and longer stretches. He will have played in just 31 games this..." March 31

  • Ankle injury figures to keep Pekovic out 'for immediate future'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic missed his fifth consecutive game Thursday because of that perpetually hurting ankle, and while coach Flip Saunders wouldn’t call him done for the season, he also predicted Pekovic won’t play any time soon. Remember, 14 games now remain after Thursday’s 95-92..." March 20

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Ricky said at shoot he doesn't know if he'll play, but it's likely he'll be only one of Pek, KG and Neal to play tonight vs. Raptors

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Pek played 92 seconds in 2nd half because he's laboring again in too much pain with that troublesome ankle. They'll evaluate again Monday

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    MN Timberwolves @MNTimberwolves

    Nikola Pekovic will be active and will play tonight. Kevin Martin will be active, but will not play. #Twolves

  • Rubio joined in practice by Pekovic, Martin; all 3 could return in January

    The Score "When Ricky Rubio returns from his ankle injury, his pick-and-roll partner and on-court bodyguard will be joining him. The Diesel to Rubio's Shawn Michaels, Nikola Pekovic is nearing a return from injury, too, as is Kevin Martin. The three veterans practiced together for the first time since..." January 02

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    RT @Twolves_PR: Coach Rick Adelman tells the media that Nikola Pekovic, Shabazz Muhammad and Kevin Martin are all out tonight. #Twolves

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    #Twolves Nikola Pekovic is out, said coach Rick Adelman. Ronny Turiaf is gonna try to go tonight.

  • Pekovic practices, but a Friday return remains doubtful

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has missed six straight games with ankle bursitis, took some part in the Wolves’ practice Thursday. But he still appears doubtful for Friday’s game against the Lakers at Target Center. “He did a little bit, yes,” coach Rick Adelman said. “But there is nothing..." March 28

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    Kent Youngblood @BloodStrib

    Barea to play today. No Pek

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    No Pek again tonight (sore right ankle).

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    K-Mart and Pek again going through 5-on-5 scrimmaging today. Both considered questionable for tomorrow night. #Twolves

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    Alan Horton @WolvesRadio

    Rick Adelman confirms Pek is out tonight vs. #suns He'll miss his 13rh straight game w/ the right ankle injury.

  • Frustration growing for Wolves' Pekovic as absence drags on

    Fox Sports "It's so close, Nikola Pekovic can feel it on the bottoms of his size-18 high tops. The past two Minnesota Timberwolves games, their mammoth center has stepped on courts in Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., for warm-ups to test his tender right ankle. Even with optimism abounding for his..." February 25

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Pek said he'll test ankle before game tonight at Utah and then decide if he can play limited minutes

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    Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR

    Pekovic is not practicing and will not play tomorrow. Martin is still tentatively scheduled to see a doctor on Friday for his thumb #Twolves

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    Nate Sandell @NSandell

    Robbie Hummel and Nikola Pekovic inactive tonight vs the Lakers #TWolves

  • Wolves promote 'Bruise Brothers' for All-Star Game

    Fox Sports "From its cellophane outer casing to the smell of ink when it's removed from its cardboard cover, it possesses the authentic feel of a late-1970s vinyl record album. But this isn't some limited-edition audio gem locked away in a baby boomer's basement. This is the Minnesota Timberwolves' primary..." January 28

  • Wolves' Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out at least 7-10 days "The Timberwolves are trying to claw their way back into the postseason picture. But they've got another injury to deal with first. The team announced Nikola Pekovic will miss at least 7-10 days with ankle bursitis, and then will be re-evaluated. The Wolves currently sit at 22-22, three games..." January 28

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    Chicago Bulls @chicagobulls

    Minnesota's Nikola Pekovic (sore right Achilles) is doubtful to return. He had averaged 22.5 ppg & 12.0 rpg over his last 4 games. #MINvsCHI

  • Pekovic worked on smaller muscles to get big, stay on the court

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "In order to get stronger, healthier and even richer, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic first must regress all the way back to his baby days. Three times a week, he’s in the Target Center basement weight room down on his stomach or elbows or all fours, making small, measured movements intended..." January 24

  • Pekovic struggling to fit in

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nikola Pekovic said he’s not upset, he’s just unsure. He’s not frustrated, he’s just trying to find a good fit. Early in the season, fresh off signing his long-term deal, Pekovic is trying to fit in with the only NBA team he has played for. So much has changed from a year ago. Kevin Love,..." November 08

  • T-Wolves, Nikola Pekovic agree to 5-year, $60M deal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wolves today finally reached agreement with restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic on a new contract. It is according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations a five-year $60 million contract that also includes as much as $8 million more in bonus incentives. The Wolves got..." August 15

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    This just in: I'm told Nikola Pekovic and Wolves have agreed to five-year deal worth $60 million

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    Jerry Zgoda @JerryZgoda

    Flip remains confidnet Pek deal will get down. Asked for a deadline he said "Training camp."

  • Pek patrol: Saunders heading to New York next week

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday that president of basketball operations Flip Saunders will travel to New York early next week – as early as Monday – to talk with Nikola Pekovic’s agent Jeff Schwartz in hopes of finalizing a deal for the restricted free agent center. The Wolves..." July 24

  • Pekovic is expected re-sign with T-Wolves for a four-year deal

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It looks as if the Timberwolves might have gotten a bit of a break in their attempt to re-sign Nikola Pekovic. Surprisingly, the restricted free-agent center has not received a competing offer sheet from any other team, thus reducing his contract leverage. Teams that reportedly were interested..." July 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Minnesota, Nikola Pekovic getting closer on a four-year, $50 million contract extension, league sources tell Y! Sports.

  • Timberwolves make Pekovic a formal offer

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves have made a formal contract offer to restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic and waived two players in preparation for Wednesday’s end to the NBA moratorium period. According to league sources, the Wolves made an offer to Pekovic on Friday and expect to receive a response early..." July 08

  • Minnesota Timberwolves extend qualifying offer to Nikola Pekovic "Over the last two seasons, Nikola Pekovic has gone from Darko Milicic's backup with the Minnesota Timberwolves to one of the biggest free agents on the market this summer. The 27-year-old center broke through to become a legitimate starter in the league during the 2011-12 lockout-shortened season..." June 27

  • Will Nikola Pekovic be bait in Timberwolves-Blazers cat-and-mouse?

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "A year ago, the Timberwolves, under then-basketball president David Kahn, signed Portland Trail Blazers restricted free-agent forward Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet worth nearly $47 million over four years. Portland matched the offer but had to overpay considerably for Batum, and it's a good bet..." June 26

  • Saunders expects Pekovic, Kirilenko back with Wolves

    Fox Sports North "Flip Saunders' pre-draft mission isn't limited to scouring the 2013 class for potential sleeper picks. While that's been the bulk of his workload this week, the Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations has plenty of in-house chores on his to-do list, even if they mean going..." May 30

  • Cavs Would Move No. 1 Pick For Kevin Love

    Sheridan Hoops "The Cleveland Cavaliers are fielding calls from everywhere, but the team they’d really like to to make a deal with is Minnesota. And if the Timberwolves are willing to surrender Kevin Love, the No. 1 pick is available to them, sources tell The situation with Love in..." May 30

  • Wolves, Pekovic know game needs more finesse

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic fairly bristles if you suggest that, even with all those muscles and menacing tattoos, he’s really just cute and cuddly underneath. Never mind that he has been known to wrap the team’s equipment guy in a big, lovable,..." April 15

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    Timberwolves PR @

    #Twolves Nikola Pekovic is out tonight with left calf contusion vs. #Suns.

  • Nikola Pekovic: Injury Bug Bites Again For Minnesota Timberwolves’ Big Man

    Rant Sports "Stop me if you have heard this before. Minnesota Timberwolves starting center Nikola Pekovic is out tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a sprained left ankle. The sprain apparently occurred in last night’s home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The official news was just broken via the..." March 31

  • Two injured Wolves starters -- Pekovic, Kirilenko -- return

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After playing the month of March with just nine healthy players, the Timberwolves got reinforcements Sunday when center Nikola Pekovic and forward Andrei Kirilenko returned. Pekovic had missed eight games with an abdominal strain, Kirilenko nine games with a left calf strain. Both started..." March 18

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    John Krawczynski @

    No AK (Kirilenko), No Pek (Pekovic) tonight. Again.

  • Expect Timberwolves to re-sign Nikola Pekovic

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "People who know say there is no chance of the Timberwolves not signing center Nikola Pekovic to a contract extension. Pekovic, 27, who is averaging 15.9 points and 8.8 rebounds, can become a restricted free agent after the season. The Wolves, though, can match any offer and retain him. The..." March 06

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    Jerry Zgoda @

    Pekovic and AK out thru Sunday's Dallas game and then will be reevaluated

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    Timberwolves PR @

    Twolves will be without Andrei Kirilenko (left calf strain) and Pekovic (strained abdominal muscle) tonight vs. Heat.

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    Darren Wolfson @

    Pekovic update from a source: MRI today didn't show anything. But he's still in pain (abdominal injury). His return date is TBD.

  • Pek back at practice Sunday, Ridnour expects to play this week

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wolves went back to work Sunday after taking Saturday off. And... Luke Ridnour worked with development coach David Adelman long after practice even though he only shot mostly during it and afterward said he is feeling much better thanks to a cortisone shot to help a herniated disc in his..." October 22

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