"Of course, it's just the beginning of the season, of course it's disappointing," he said, per The Star Tribune. "But it's more disappointing when you try to do something and you just can't. When you're in pain, you make more damage than you can help your team. That's more disappointing that just sitting on the side...It's better to sit, take a few days off, try to heal everything as much as I can and then try to come back and play how I can play."
Pekovic is expected to miss games Wednesday (vs. New York), Friday (vs. San Antonio) and Saturday (vs. Sacramento).
Citing personal reasons,
Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders did provide details on the absence.
Pekovic has picked up double-doubles in back-to-back games as well as four of his seven games this season, playing a consistent 28-to-32 minutes per game. His shot was a little off, as he posted his worst shooting percentage since going 2 for 9 in the season opener. Pekovic managed to chip in two steals and one block in his 28 minutes. He'll square off with the Pelicans Friday.
Pekovic scored 16 points on 5 of 12 shooting while grabbing 11 rebounds and adding three assists and one steal in 32 minutes. It's his second double-double of the season, and the center has piled up 50 points in his last three games.
Young suffered a neck injury in his last game but shook it off to play 36 minutes Wednesday, scoring 10 points on 5 of 13 shooting while adding 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Both the 36 minutes and 11 boards were season highs.
The Timberwolves will next face the Magic Friday.
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