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14 Nikola Pekovic C

Minnesota Timberwolves

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
93%60%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPPGREB/GAST/GFG %
5430.817.48.70.954.0

Player Updates

Fantasy Analysis | 1412017356
Minutes limit will hurt Nikola Pekovic's value
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic can be one of the most productive big men in the league, but ankle injuries have cut him down in each of his seasons so far. The Timberwolves are taking a proactive approach to keeping him healthy in 2014-15, which could adversely impact his outlook for Fantasy purposes.

Pekovic has averaged 16.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per game over the last two seasons, while playing 31.2 minutes per game on average. With the coaching staff planning to limit him to 27 or so minutes per night, we should expect a reduction in Pekovic's production, even without Kevin Love playing alongside him.

Pekovic could still be a nightly double-double threat with great percentages, but he doesn't bring much else to the table. Pekovic is not a great passer or shot blocker, which limits his value in category-based leagues. Given concerns about his health, Pekovic is just a No. 2 Fantasy center. 

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Timberwolves hoping to limit Nikola Pekovic's workload this season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

With the rise of Gorgui Dieng last season, Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders told reporters that he hopes to limit center Nikola Pekovic to 26-27 minutes per game this season, per the Star Tribune.

"With Gorgui [Dieng] improving and Ronny [Turiaf] being healthy, we can get Pek down to 26, 27 minutes a night, so he's not going to have to play 12 minutes at a time," Saunders said. "He's a big guy. If you can't change his weight, you change his workload so his body doesn't take such a pounding."

Pekovic has been plagued by injuries in each of his first four seasons in the league. In 2013-14, he averaged averaged a career-high 17.4 points and adding 8.7 rebounds per game in 54 contests.

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Nikola Pekovic no longer bothered by sore ankle
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders told reporters that center Nikola Pekovic is finally feeling "pain-free," 1500 AM ESPN Radio reports.

Pekovic missed the final nine and 14 of the last 17 games of the season as a result of an ankle injury and has yet to play a full season in the league. He averaged a career-high 17.4 points and adding 8.7 rebounds per game in 54 contests.

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Nikola Pekovic sits out finale
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic missed his ninth and final game in a row Wednesday against the Jazz, as his ankle injury ended up ending his season.

Pekovic missed the final nine and 14 of the last 17 games of the season as a result of the injury, and a career-high 28 games overall. He put together one of his most productive seasons when healthy, averaging a career-high 17.4 points and adding 8.7 rebounds per game. 

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Nikola Pekovic, Ronny Turiaf sit out penultimate game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Timberwolves will be without the services of centers Nikola Pekovic and Ronny Turiaf Monday night against the Warriors, the team announced.

Pekovic has been bothered by his right ankle since January, limiting him to just 54 appearances this season. Turiaf left Sunday's game against Sacramento with a sore right knee. Their last opportunity to play again this season will come Wednesday against Utah.

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Situational Stats
10/30/2013 vs. ORL
SituationGMINREBAPTSAVG
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Last 7 Games
  OPP MIN PTS TREB AST TO STL BLK
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Complete Game Log
Two Week Schedule
OCTOBER /NOVEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
28
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@MEM
8:00 pm
Tickets
30
DET
8:00 pm
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31
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CHI
8:00 pm
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5
@BKN
7:30 pm
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6
7
@ORL
7:00 pm
Tickets
8
@MIA
7:30 pm
Tickets
9
10
Fantasy Points by Week
20

28

24

24

33

27

26

41

31

33

34

31

25

0
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18

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2010-11Minnesota6588713626351.7000.08711476.33595.5
2011-12Minnesota47126425645456.4000.013918774.365113.9
2012-13Minnesota62195938574152.0000.024132474.4101116.3
2013-14Minnesota54166337970154.1000.018624974.794417.5
TOTAL22857741156215953.5000.065387474.7296513.0
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2010-11Minnesota658871933.0270.4180.3350.591
2011-12Minnesota4712643467.4310.7290.6310.787
2012-13Minnesota6219595458.8530.9430.7500.8101
2013-14Minnesota5416634688.7500.9300.6230.484
TOTAL228577415526.81610.71200.51390.6363
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-11/295
Birthdate:
1/3/1986
Age:
28
Hometown:
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, Yugosl
Team:
Minnesota Timberwolves
School:
No College
NBA Experience:
4
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