Nikola Pekovic

#14 C / Minnesota Timberwolves / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-11 Weight: 307 lb Age: 30 College: No College

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INJURY ALERT: Out | Foot | Out until at least Feb 10
  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Sitting out Monday

    Pekovic (foot) will not play Monday against the Pelicans, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis reports. Pekovic will miss a fourth straight game, meaning Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns will again pick up a few extra frontcourt minutes. Pekovic should be considered questionable for Wednesday's matchup with Toronto, though with the All-Star break looming, the Wolves may opt to hold Pekovic out to avoid irritating the injury.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Doubtful for Monday

    Pekovic (foot) is doubtful to play in Monday's game against the Pelicans, Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com reports. Pekovic has missed the last four games, as he continues to recover from a foot injury. Pekovic joins Kevin Garnett (knee) as players likely going to sit out, which means extended frontcourt minutes for the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng. If Pekovic does indeed sit out, his next opportunity to take the court would be Wednesday versus the Raptors.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Out Saturday

    Pekovic (foot) has been ruled out Saturday against the Bulls. He has missed the last three games with a foot injury, and even prior to the injury he was playing fewer than 15 minutes per game. Developing players like Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng, both of whom are already better two-way players than Pekovic, will be the team's primary focus going forward. His next chance to play will be Monday against the Pelicans.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Doubtful Saturday

    Pekovic (foot) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. If he is officially ruled out, this will be the third game in a row Pekovic will miss due to foot soreness. However, given that Pekovic has been buried in the frontcourt rotation this season, his absence has had little-to-no impact on the minutes distribution.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Out Wednesday

    Pekovic (foot) will not play in Wednesday's matchup with the Clippers, Timberwolves radio announcer Alan Horton reports. Pekovic is missing his second consecutive game due to foot soreness, which was expected since he was listed as doubtful to play. He hasn't had much of a role this season so his absence won't impact the lineup much. Looking ahead, his next opportunity to play will be Saturday against the Bulls.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Doubtful vs. Clips

    Pekovic (foot) is considered doubtful to play Wednesday against the Clippers. Pekovic is still battling soreness in his right ankle, and at this point it seems likely he'll miss a second straight game as the Wolves finish out a back-to-back set against the two Los Angeles teams. The burly veteran has seen only a reduced role since returning from an Achilles injury last month, and closed January averaging just 13 minutes per game.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Ruled out Tuesday night

    Pekovic (foot) will not play Tuesday against the Lakers, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. A sore foot forced Pekovic out of Sunday's loss to Portland after playing just six minutes, and he'll now sit Tuesday night with the soreness still persisting. Pekovic has seen a reduced, bench role since returning from an Achillies injury early last month, and he closed January with averages of just 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13 minutes per game. Pekovic should be considered day-to-day, but with the Wolves playing a back-to-back against the Clippers on Wednesday night, his status for that game would also appear to be in jeopardy.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Doubtful to play Tuesday

    Pekovic is doubtful to play Tuesday against the Lakers due to soreness in his foot, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports. This is the first we are hearing about an injured foot for Pekovic, but Minnesota will probably be cautious with their big man in order to avoid a lingering injury. His minutes have dipped recently due to Gorgui Dieng's stellar performance. He is going to have to earn his way back into a more prominent role in the rotation, so this injury is certainly not a great starting point. If he cannot go Tuesday as expected, his next opportunity to return will be Wednesday versus the Clippers.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Will come off the bench Wednesday

    Pekovic will come off the bench Wednesday versus the Thunder, Jon Krawczynski of the Minneapolis Associated Press reports. Pekovic was expected to draw the start in Kevin Garnett's absence, but the Timberwolves have opted to go with Gorgui Dieng. Pekovic had started two of the last three games for Minnesota. It is unclear how the switch will affect his playing time, but with Garnett out he should steal see something close to his usual workload.

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    Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Will start in Monday's tilt

    Pekovic will start in Monday's game against the Cavaliers, Minnesota radio announcer Alan Horton reports. Pekovic is starting in place of Kevin Garnett who is out for Monday's game. Getting a spot in the starting lineup means that Pekovic will likely see a slight uptick in minutes, though he's still on a minutes restriction that has prevented him from playing more than 18 minutes in any game this season.

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