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.
With the rise of Gorgui Dieng last season,
"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.
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.
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.
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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