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Position
C
 
Jersey
14
Name  Nikola Pekovic
Born  1/3/1986
Height  6-11
Weight  295
College  None
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.
 
11/28/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic is out for Friday's game against the LA Clippers while dealing with multiple health issues
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, so whenever he returns he should go right back into the starting lineup. Gorgui Dieng gets his minutes.
 
11/25/2014 1:29:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic is dealing with multiple issues and hopes to start practicing this week.
Insight: He's missed three games with a wrist, ankle and personal issues. He's averaging 11.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg this season, so whenever he returns he should go right back into the starting lineup.
 
11/17/2014 2:14:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic missed time in Saturday's game and should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against New York due to a sore right foot.
Insight: He's scored just six total points in the past two games, so even if he plays you have no guarantees you will like the results. He's averaging 11.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg this season.
 
11/8/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic shot 6-of-10 from the field, for a team-high 19 points Saturday night.
Insight: He was also 7-of-7 from the line, and chipped in 11 rebounds and one steal. Pekovic should continue to be a solid fantasy option all season long.
 
10/30/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic rebounded from a poor opening game.
Insight: He had only five points and eight rebounds on Wednesday night, but came to life on Thursday, with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Pekovic should be around these numbers all season long.
 
10/18/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic will look to stay healthy in 2014-15.
Insight: He played only 54 games last season, but was still productive (17.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 54% FG). With Kevin Love out of town, Pekovic will be one of the go-to guys for the Timberwolves, and will have a great chance to increase his numbers, all around.
 

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