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Position
C
 
Jersey
14
Name  Nikola Pekovic
Born  1/3/1986
Height  6-11
Weight  295
College  None
3/30/2015 7:34:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: Minnesota is trying to accumulate as many ping balls as possible. Pekovic can be dropped in all re-draft leagues.
 
3/18/2015 1:17:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday night.
Insight: Same goes for Kevin Garnett. With Minnesota fighting for the first overall pick, they have very little incentive to play their top guys moving forward.
 
3/16/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play Monday night.
Insight: Same goes for Ricky Rubio and Kevin Garnett. For now, consider them all day-to-day.
 
3/16/2015 10:11:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) didn't play Sunday and is questionable, at best, for Monday night.
Insight: Gorgui Dieng would draw the line and should be considered to have solid value. Pekovic could be shut down for the season at any time as Minnesota has nothing to play for these days.
 
3/2/2015 7:26:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic has been downgraded to out for Monday night.
Insight: Gorgui Dieng will draw the line and should be considered to have solid value aganst the Clippers.
 
3/2/2015 2:00:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic has been downgraded to out for Monday night.
Insight: Gorgui Dieng will draw the line and should be considered to have solid value aganst the Clippers.
 
2/20/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had a double-double in the victory over the Suns on Friday.
Insight: Pekovic scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. He was 5-of-16 from the field with two blocks as well.
 
2/11/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic recorded 17 points and 13 boards during Wednesday's loss versus Golden State.
Insight: Pekovic should be owned everywhere, and is a borderline top-100 player in standard leagues.
 
2/8/2015 8:33:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic led the team with 29 points as Minnesota defeated Detroit, 112-101.
Insight: Pekovic was 9-of-16 from the field and hit 11-for-12 from the line. Unfortunately, Pekovic didn't do much else on Sunday with just three rebounds, two steals and an assist. The scoring spike is nice, but Pekovic has just 10 rebounds in the last three games combined.
 
2/4/2015 2:25:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic said his ankle is sore after games and will likely be that way for the rest of the season, according to Phil Ervin of FOX Sports North.
Insight: Pekovic is playing solid basketball despite the sore ankle (13.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.3 apg since returning from the injury) so fantasy owners must keep playing him. Expect him to miss a few games down the stretch.
 
1/30/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic had 18 points in the loss versus the 76ers on Friday.
Insight: Pekovic was 6-of-9 from the field as he led all Timberwolves starters in scoring. He also had seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal.
 
1/25/2015 9:04:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic played a season-high 36 minutes in his return to the starting lineup on Sunday.
Insight: Pekovic finished with 15 points, three rebounds and an assist. It is safe to put Pekovic back into the lineup as he was very impressive in his first start since returning from his ankle injury.
 
1/25/2015 6:38:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic will start on Sunday versus the Hawks.
Insight: This means Pekovic and Gorgui Dieng will both start. It will be interesting to see how that effects each's production.
 
1/21/2015 6:57:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will return Wednesday night.
Insight: He will come off the bench and will likely be heavily limited. Gorgui Dieng still has value for the time being, but not for long.
 
1/20/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Dallas.
Insight: He has played in just nine games this season, so it will be nice to see Pekovic return to the court. Once he retruns to his full workload, Gorgui Dieng's value will take a major hit.
 
1/12/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) practiced Monday and could be getting close, according to Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press
Insight: Pekovic (11.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg) has not played since Nov. 15, but when he is ready to return, it will limit the value of Gorgui Dieng (9.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg).
 
1/6/2015 5:03:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) may be getting an MRI on Wednesday.
Insight: He has not played since Nov. 15, but when he is ready to return, it will limit the value of Gorgui Dieng. However, there is still no timetable for Pekovic's return to action. Stay tuned.
 
12/25/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (wrist, ankle) hasn't played since Nov. 15.
Insight: Coach Flip Saunders gave us a four-week timetable in early December, so he should be returning in early January. Gorgui Dieng had a 20-10 game Tuesday, but is averaging 9.6 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.5 apg in 19 starts this season.
 
12/2/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: The news is not good for Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (wrist, ankle).
Insight: His Monday evaluation came back and according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune he is "at least" 7-10 days away from playing. Gorgui Dieng gets his minutes and can give you plenty of rebounding, but is an inconsistent scorer.
 
12/1/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (multiple health issues) is supposed to be re-evaluated this week which which means he's unlikely to go Monday.
Insight: He has not played since Nov. 15 due to a wrist, ankle and personal issues. He's averaging 11.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg this season. Gorgui Dieng gets his minutes and can give you plenty of rebounding, but is an inconsistent scorer.