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Minnesota Timberwolves

Position
C
 
Jersey
14
Name  Nikola Pekovic
Born  1/3/1986
Height  6-11
Weight  290
College  None
4/13/2014 9:13:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is doubtful to return this season, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Rookie Gorgui Dieng should be owned in all leagues after he averaged 11.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 steals in his last 15 games.
 
4/11/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play Friday, according to Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune.
Insight: It's looking more and more like the season is over for Pekovic. Rookie Gorgui Dieng has averaged 11.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in April and 11.8 points, 10.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his last 14 games.
 
4/11/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is doubtful for Friday's game against Houston
Insight: It's looking more and more like the season is over for Pekovic. Rookie Gorgui Dieng has averaged 11.2 points, 8.8 rebounds in April.
 
4/9/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) won't be available Wednesday.
Insight: This will be Pekovic's fifth straight absence and his 24th since Jan. 29 due to a right ankle injury. Rookie Gorgui Dieng has averaged 12 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals over his last 13 games and should be added in all leagues.
 
4/8/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is expected to miss Tuesday's game against San Antonio
Insight: This will be Pekovic's four straight absence and his 23rd since Jan. 29 due to a right ankle injury. Rookie Gorgui Dieng has averaged 12.3 points and 11.7 rebounds in nine starts.
 
4/5/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will miss Saturday's game, according to Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Insight: This will be Pekovic's third straight absence and his 22nd since Jan. 29 due to a right ankle injury. Rookie Gorgui Dieng has averaged 12.4 points, 12.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.3 steals in eight starts this season and should be owned in all leagues.
 
4/5/2014 1:20:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against Orlando, but in reality its closer to out.
Insight: Ankle issues have limited Pekovic to just ten games since the All-Star break and at this point in the season, there's no reason for Pekovic to come back and risk getting hurt again.
 
4/4/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic will take a seat Friday against the Heat. SOURCE: Jerry Zygoda, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Insight: Ankle issues have limited Pekovic to just ten games since the All-Star break. At this point in the season, there's no reason for Pekovic to come back and risk getting hurt again. Gorgui Dieng (3.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg) is the guy you want to own in fantasy.
 
4/4/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (sore right ankle) did not play Wednesday and is doubtful Friday's game against Miami.
Insight: Pekovic missed 13 games in February, six more in March and the first game in April for the same reason. Gorgui Dieng has averaged 12.7 ppg, 14.0 rpg as a starter and should be added in all leagues.
 
4/2/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (sore right ankle) will not play Wednesday, the team announced.
Insight: Pekovic missed 13 games in February and six more in March for the same reason. Gorgui Dieng has averaged 12.7 ppg, 14.0 rpg as a starter and should be added in all leagues.
 
4/2/2014 3:01:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic is likely to miss Wednesday's game, according to beat writer Jerry Zgoda.
Insight: Pekovic missed 13 games in February and six more in March for the same reason. Gorgui Dieng has averaged 12.7 ppg, 14.0 rpg as a starter.
 
3/31/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic left Monday's game due to renewed soreness in his right ankle, the team announced. He won't return.
Insight: Pekovic missed 13 games in February and six more in March for the same reason. Gorgui Dieng averaged 12.7 points, 14 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals in the six games Pek missed in March and should be added in all leagues.
 
3/28/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) played 22 minutes and had 26 points and three rebounds Friday against the Lakers.
Insight: Pekovic missed the previous six games due to a nagging right ankle injury but he surprisingly returned to the lineup Friday. Gorgui Dieng was fantastic in Pekovic's place and had 14 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench Friday, but his playing time will shrink from here.
 
3/28/2014 6:28:00 PM
Description: Despite carrying a "doubtful" tag into Friday's game, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will play after missing the last six games, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Backup center Gorgui Dieng has been brilliant recently, averaging 13 ppg and 14 rpg over his last six contests, but he'll split time with Pek on Friday and will only see his minutes shrink from here.
 
3/28/2014 11:16:00 AM
Description: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic is doubtful for Friday's game against the LA Lakers.
Insight: Backup center Gorgui Dieng has been brilliant recently, averaging 13 ppg and 14 rpg over his last six contests. Make sure Dieng in your starting lineup.
 
3/26/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: As expected, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic won't play Wednesday against Atlanta. SOURCE: Andy Greder, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Insight: He's still bothered by a sore ankle. Backup center Gorgui Dieng has been brilliant recently, averaging 12.2 ppg and 13.8 rpg over his last five appearances. Make sure he's in your starting lineup.
 
3/26/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Wolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is not expected to play Wednesday against the Hawks, according to nba.com.
Insight: Pekovic missed 13 games in February with bursitis in his right ankle and will probably sit out for the sixth straight game Wednesday with soreness in that same ankle. Gorgui Dieng has averaged 12.2 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 steals during the last five games and should be added in all leagues in case Pek remains out of the lineup.
 
3/24/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Wolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss his fifth consecutive game Monday versus Memphis. SOURCE: Timberwolves on Twitter
Insight: Pekovic has been slow to recover from a sprained ankle. Backup center Gorgui Dieng has played well during his absence (12.5 ppg, 13.0 rpg in his last four contests).
 
3/23/2014 2:35:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play Sunday against the Suns, according to Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune.
Insight: Pekovic hasn't played since re-injuring his right ankle last Friday against the Bobcats. Gorgui Dieng has played well in his absence, averaging 14.7 points, 14.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals. Dieng is a must-add player with Pekovic's status unclear for Monday.
 
3/22/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Nikola Pekovic did no contact work during Saturday's practice and has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday.
Insight: Pekovic hasn't played since injuring his ankle last Friday against the Bobcats. Gorgui Dieng has played well in his absence, posting 22 points and 21 boards against Houston on Thursday.
 

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