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14 Nikola Pekovic C

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Nikola Pekovic: Waived by Wolves
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pekovic (ankle) was waived by the Wolves on Tuesday.

Pekovic, who was ruled out for the entirety of the 2016-17 season due to right ankle pain, has battled injuries throughout his career. He's never played more than 65 games in a single campaign and (discounting this past year) averaged 45.2 games played per season. It seems very likely that his NBA career is over, as it's doubtful that someone would take a chance on him unless it was for minimum salary. Pekovic's career numbers stand at 12.6 points (on 51.8 percent shooting) and 6.7 boards across 24.9 minutes per game. From Minnesota's perspective, the move opens up a roster spot and could allow them to pursue additional talent in the free agent market if they decide to be buyers.

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Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic: Officially ruled out for season
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Pekovic (ankle) was officially ruled out for the season Monday.

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor intimated last week that Pekovic wouldn't play during the 2016-17 season while he continues to battle recurring right ankle pain, likely stemming from April 2015 Achilles surgery of the same leg. Pekovic returned from that procedure to play in just 12 games last season before he was shut down after the ankle pain proved too much for him to overcome. While the Timberwolves noted in Monday's announcement that Pekovic will be evaluated for future seasons, it's quite likely that the 30-year-old may not be able to play at the NBA level again. Look for the Timberwolves to buy out the remaining two years of his contract before the season begins in order to open up a roster spot for another player.

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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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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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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
 

Player Info

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