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Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:242 lbs. / 110.2 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:242 lbs. / 110.2 kg.
MN Sports: Is Rubio practicing full speed now? How’s Pek? Jon Krawczynski: Rubio isn’t doing basketball-heavy stuff yet. Will pick up later in July. Pek is out for a good long while.
Do you think Nikola Mirotic, Nikola Pekovic and yourself will ever play together for Montenegro? NV: I hope so, I don’t know what the future holds. I can’t answer that question for everybody… Nikola Pekovic has played for our team before, so I’m sure he wants to play although he had some issues with injuries. With Mirotic, the thing that happens is he played for Spain in the junior teams… So we will see. But I hope we can put things together and be a very good team.
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced center Nikola Pekovic underwent a successful debridement and repair of his right Achilles this morning. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Anderson at Ortho Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. Pekovic will be sidelined indefinitely. An update on his progress will be provided when appropriate.
His season over, with surgery looming, Wolves center Nikola Pekovic acknowledged he is concerned about his future, both on and off the basketball court. “Of course I am,’’ he said. “I’m pretty much worrying about how this is going to affect my life in 10 years. I mean, I’m still thinking about basketball [too]. But when you deal so much with something like this. … It’s a big deal, I think.’’
Andy Greder: For Twitter followers wanting Nikola Pekovic to lose weight, here’s coach Flip Saunders on topic: “He’s got like five percent body fat. Unless we chop off a hand for him to lose weight, I don’t know how we are going to get him down.”
It was a quiet, clearly dejected Nikola Pekovic who talked, briefly, with the media this morning after the Timberwolves’ shoot-around at Target Center. His season over, with surgery looming, Pekovic acknowledged that he is concerned about his future – both on the basketball court and off. “Of course I am,” he said. “I’m pretty much worrying about how this is going to affect my life in 10 years. I mean, I’m still thinking about basketball (too). But when you deal so much with something like this….. It’s a big deal, I think.’’ It is his ankle and foot problems that Pekovic has dealt with for so long. Ultimately, in what Pekovic described as “the last thing I can try,” he will undergo surgery next week to remove damaged tissue and repair his right Achilles tendon.
Pekovic is expected to be out indefinitely — there’s only seven games left this season — and it’s not immediately known when he’d be able to return to court work this off-season or whether, depending on the damage, if the matter could potentially be career threatening.
Wolves center Nikola Pekovic will undergo surgery next week to remove damage and repair his right Achilles tendon. Pekovic has played just 31 games this season because of the injury, which has bothered him and limited him to 54 games played a season ago.
Minnesota Timberwolves: Flip confirms that Nikola Pekovic will be out for the remainder of the season.
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 overtime victory over the Knicks. “He’s probably going to be out for a while,” Saunders said of Pekovic, who also missed 31 consecutive games from November to January because of that right ankle. “I’m not going to say we’re going to shut him down for the year because who knows what could happen, but right now I don’t see him playing any time in the immediate future.”
Jerry Zgoda: I learned something new about Pek. He was raised on American westerns b/c his dad loved them. His favorite: “The Good, Bad & the Ugly”
Jon Krawczynski: For those worried that this means Pekovic is headed for a Nother long injury absents I am told that’s not the case. Wolves needed another big
Saunders acquired Garnett to push Wiggins, LaVine and others on professionalism and defense, an effort that began with Garnett’s first practice the day before. Garnett arrived 90 minutes early, before any other player, and his intensity startled his new teammates. Twice, Garnett yelled at veteran center Nikola Pekovic for not getting back on defense. “He yelled at a couple of young guys, too,” said guard Ricky Rubio. “I don’t know how to do it yet. I’m too nice. So I hope he teaches me that bad side.”
Alex Kennedy: Sources believe Minny’s veterans could be had for the right price. That means Thaddeus Young, Kevin Martin, Nik Pekovic, etc. may be dealt.
Love is an admitted introvert who enjoys sitting home and watching movies. Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic, who was Love’s closest friend in Minnesota, told me last week he had to struggle sometimes just to get Love to leave his apartment. Love wasn’t overly close with a lot of his teammates in Minnesota. The list consisted of Pekovic and Corey Brewer. That was about it.
Last, but certainly not least, Nikola Pekovic has a new best friend: Thad Young’s son, TJ. I walked into the locker room just in time to hear Pek ask the most Pek question ever: “Hey TJ, did you know you could fit this big a man in this small a bucket?”
Earl K. Sneed: Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will play after missing 31 games. Kevin Martin (wrist) is active but won’t play vs. @Dallas Mavericks.
Darren Wolfson: Sounds like Pek plans on playing tonight. Flip meets the media shortly. Martin should be in tonight too. Nice to see the guys back. #twolves