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14 Nikola Pekovic C

Minnesota Timberwolves

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Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Basketball career likely over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Friday that Pekovic (Achilles) won't play this season and will likely have the remainder of his contract bought out, WCCO News Radio 830 reports.

Pekovic was a consistent double-double threat for the Timberwolves from 2011-12 through 2014-15, but he was never able to truly recover after requiring surgery on his right Achilles in April 2015. He returned from the procedure last January, but played only 12 games before enduring a setback with the Achilles. With the injury still bothering him heading into training camp and not likely to improve over time, it appears the 30-year-old's playing career will come to a premature end, according to John Krawczynski of the Associated Press. While the Wolves' insurance policy will cover the remaining two years and $23.7 million on his contract, it's expected that he'll be waived in the near future to open up a roster spot for another player.

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Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Won't be ready for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday that Pekovic (Achilles) won't be ready for the start of training camp, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Pekovic was able to resume working out earlier this month, but it's clear the big man is still suffering from the effects of his April 2015 surgery to repair his right Achilles. He was limited to 12 games last season before suffering a setback with the Achilles and being shut down for good in February. Though Pekovic is owed $23.7 million over the next two years, the Timberwolves appear to have abandoned hope of him contributing again, as the team went out and signed Jordan Hill and Cole Aldrich this offseason to serve as the backups to Gorgui Dieng and Karl-Anthony Towns, respectively. With that in mind, don't be surprised if the Timberwolves waive Pekovic before the season begins in order to open up a roster spot.

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Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: 'Still not ready physically'
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pekovic (Achilles) has resumed working out but is "still not ready physically" to return to the court, Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports.

Pekovic is back in Minneapolis working out with Wolves personnel in preparation for the upcoming season, but he's still bothered by the Achilles/foot issues that have limited him to only 43 games over the last two seasons. It's certainly not good news for Pekovic, who, even if healthy, will have trouble carving out more than a minor bench role this season given the presence of Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng. That said, with the regular season nearly two months away, Pekovic still has time to display significant progress.

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Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pekovic has been ruled out indefinitely as he continues to recover from surgery on his right Achilles. "Our main concern is for the health of Nikola," Wolves GM Milt Newton said in a press release issued Tuesday. "Our priority is getting him back on the court, playing at a consistent level for a sustained period of time."

Pekovic underwent a debridement and repair of his right Achilles in April 2015, and while he's appeared in 12 games for the Timberwolves this season, he hasn't looked like himself and is clearly still hampered by the injury. The team's press release didn't provide a timetable for Pekovic's return, but he figures to miss several weeks, at the minimum, especially considering the Wolves have no incentive to rush him back as they careen toward a high lottery pick. "While we've made significant strides with Nikola since his surgery, we've come to the conclusion that to ensure he has the best opportunity for sustained success on the court, we need to continue to focus on his rehab and make that the priory," Wolves vice president of sports performance Arnie Kander stated in the release. "We will continue to do that for the foreseeable future with the goal of him returning to the court at the appropriate time."

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Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Out Monday against Boston
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pekovic (ankle) has been ruled for Monday's game against the Celtics, Timberwolves radio play-by-play announcer Alan Horton reports.

This will be the eighth straight game Pekovic will miss due to the foot injury, and with Kevin Garnett (knee) also ruled out, Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng will once again consume most of the frontcourt minutes. Pekovic's next opportunity to play will arrive Wednesday against the Raptors.

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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
2014-15Minnesota3181513932842.4000.010812983.738612.5
2015-16Minnesota12156195038.0000.0162080.0544.5
TOTAL27167461314253751.8000.0777102376.0340512.6
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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
2014-15Minnesota318152347.5270.9190.6120.442
2015-16Minnesota12156211.8110.910.100.09
TOTAL271674618076.71990.71400.51510.6414
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-11/307
Birthdate:
1/3/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, Yugosl
Team:
Minnesota Timberwolves
School:
No College
NBA Experience:
6