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14 Nikola Pekovic C
Height/Weight: 6-11/295 | Birthdate: 1/3/1986 | Birthplace: Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, Yugosl | Team: Minnesota Timberwolves | College: No College | NBA Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 81/25 | Average Draft Position: 62.58
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Timberwolves release injury report for Sunday at New Orleans


(3/28/2015) The Timberwolves have announced that forward Robbie Hummel (hand), forward Anthony Bennett (ankle) and Kevin Martin (hamstring) are questionable; forward Kevin Garnett (knee) and guard Ricky Rubio (ankle) are doubtful; and center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and guard Gary Neal (ankle) are out for Sunday's game in New Orleans.


Wolves' Garnett and Rubio doubtful, Martin questionable for Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (knee) and guard Ricky Rubio (ankle) are doubtful for Friday's game against the Rockets, the team announced

Guard Kevin Martin is questionable with a hamstring injury. The Timberwolves ruled out Anthony Bennett (leg), Robbie Hummel (hand), Shabazz Muhammad (finger), Gary Neal (ankle) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle). 


Timberwolves release lengthy injury report for Wednesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Once again, the Timberwolves released a lengthy injury report for their upcoming game Wednesday against the Lakers.

Guards Gary Neal (hand), Ricky Rubio (ankle) and forward Kevin Garnett (knee) are all listed as doubtful, the team announced. Also on the injury report were center Justin Hamilton (migraine) and guard Kevin Martin (hamstring), who are considered questionable. Center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and forward Anthony Bennett have been ruled out.


Center Nikola Pekovic out joins pack of Wolves out Monday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/23/2015) Center Nikola Pekovic has been ruled out of Monday's game with the Jazz, the sixth straight game the big man has missed with an ankle injuru, per the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Timberwolves have a lengthy list of inactive and doubtful players for Monday's contest, and coach Flip Saunders said Pekovic may be out for an extended time. 


Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic out again Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss Sunday's game with an ankle injury, the team has announced. Pekovic, who was upgraded to questionable for the game Saturday, was expected to be out for awhile, according to coach Flip Saunders.

Pekovic, who is averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds, has missed the last five games with the injury.


Timberwolves release lengthy injury report for Sunday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) The Timberwolves are still the walking wounded, according to their latest injury report. Guard Gary Neal (hand) is listed as probable, but Nikola Pekovic (ankle), Ricky Rubio (ankle), and Kevin Garnett (knee) are all listed as questionable.

Garnett has missed the last seven games with the injury, while Pekovic has missed the last five and Rubio has missed three of the last four games. Neal has missed the last four games with the injury.


Wolves' Flip Saunders says Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will be out 'awhile'


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said center Nikola Pekovic will be out for awhile, reports the StarTribune.

Thursday's contest will be the fifth straight game Pekovic has missed because of an ankle injury. While Saunders said Pekovic won't return anytime soon, he indicated Pekovic has a chance to return this season.


Wolves without Rubio, Neal, Garnett, Pekovic, Hamilton vs. Knicks


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) The Timberwolves will be without guard Ricky Rubio, guard Gary Neal, forward Kevin Garnett, center Nikola Pekovic and center Justin Hamilton against the Knicks Thursday night. All five players have been ruled out, the team announced

Rubio, Neal and Pekovic all have ankle injuries. Garnett has a knee injury. 


Wolves' Nikola Pekovic, Gary Neal, Kevin Garnett questionable


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) The Timberwolves are listing center Nikola Pekovic, guard Gary Neal and forward Kevin Garnett as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Knicks. 

Pekovic and Neal have ankle injuries while Garnett is dealing with a knee injury. All three players missed Wednesday night's game against the Raptors. Neal has missed three consecutive games for Minnesota while Pekovic will has missed four straight. Garnett has missed six in a row.


Timberwolves without Pekovic, Garnett, Neal, Hamilton Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) The Timberwolves will not have guard Gary Neal, center Nikola Pekovic or forwards Kevin Garnett and Justin Hamilton for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, the team announced.

Neal will miss their third consecutive game for Minnesota while Pekovic will miss his fourth straight. Garnett will miss his sixth straight game with a knee injury.

The Timberwolves are currently 11-point underdogs.


Wolves' Garnett, Rubio, Neal, Pekovic remain questionable


(3/18/2015) Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (knee), guard Ricky Rubio (ankle), guard Gary Neal (ankle) and center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) remain questionable for Wednesday's game in Toronto, the team announced.

Garnett, Rubio, Neal and Pekovic have missed the last two games because of their injuries.

Wolves list Garnett, Rubio, Neal, Pekovic as questionable Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (knee), guard Ricky Rubio (ankle), guard Gary Neal (hand) and center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are all questionable for Wednesday's game against at Toronto, reports the StarTribune.

All four players have missed the last two games because of their injuries.


Timberwolves down to eight active players for Monday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) The Timberwolves will be without Kevin Garnett (knee), Ricky Rubio (ankle), Gary Neal (hand) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) for Monday's game against the Nets, the team has announced.

All four players also missed Sunday's game with the same injuries and it is unknown if they will continue to miss games. Because of the on onslaught of injuries, Minnesota is down to eight active players for Monday. They are currently 5-point underdogs.


Wolves' Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Garnett, Ricky Rubio unlikely to play


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (ankle), forward Kevin Garnett (knee) and center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are unlikely to play Monday against the Nets, coach Flip Saunders said before the game per The Star Tribune.

All three players missed Sunday's game against the Spurs with the same injuries. The Timberwolves are currently 3-point underdogs Monday.


Wolves list Garnett, Rubio, Neal, Pekovic as questionable Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (knee), guard Ricky Rubio (ankle), guard Gary Neal (hand) and center Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are all questionable for Monday's game against the Nets, the team announced.

All four players missed Sunday's loss to the Spurs with various injuries. The Timberwolves are 2 1/2-point underdogs.


Wolves declare Garnett, Rubio, Neal, Pekovic out of Sunday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) The Timberwolves ruled Kevin Garnett (knee), Ricky Rubio (ankle), Gary Neal (hand) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out of Sunday's game at San Antonio, the team announced.

Guards Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin and forwards Chase Budinger and Andrew Wiggins should see their roles increase as a result of the absences.

The Timberwolves are 13-point underdogs.


Wolves declare Garnett, Rubio, Neal, Pekovic game-time decisions Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said Kevin Garnett (knee), Ricky Rubio (ankle), Gary Neal  (hand) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are all game-time decisions for Sunday's game at San Antonio, reports the Wolves radio play-by-play announcer Alan Horton.

The Timberwolves are 13-point underdogs.


Rubio probable, Garnett, Pekovic questionable for Sunday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Spurs, the team announced. Rubio suffered an ankle injury in Friday's game and was forced to leave early in the second half. 

Kevin Garnett (knee) and Nikola Pekovic (ankle) are considered questionable for the contest. Both missed Friday's game because of the injuries.


Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic out for Friday's game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic is not expecting to play in Friday's game against the Thunder, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The team later announced Pekovic would in fact not play.

Pekovic, who was considered a game-time decision, left Wednesday's game with knee soreness after just eight minutes on the court. The center is averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 31 games this season.

The Timberwolves are currently 9 1/2-point underdogs.


C Nikola Pekovic remains questionable for Timberwolves, F Garnett will play


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/13/2015) Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will be a game-time decision Friday, as the big man continues to recover from an ankle injury, per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Pekovic played just eight minutes Wednesday and his status remains day-to-day. Newly acquired center Justin Hamilton played 28 minutes against the Suns and expects to see plenty of action against the Thunder.

Veteran forward Kevin Garnett will play Friday, after missing the last two games due to a combiniation of rest and a sore knee. 


Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will not return to Wednesday's game against the Suns due to soreness in his right ankle, the team announced.

Pekovic is being held out as a precaution, leaving the team to lean more on Gorgui Dieng and Justin Hamilton. The starter finished with no points on 0 of 3 shooting in eight minutes.

The Timberwolves have one day off before facing the Thunder in Oklahoma City Friday.


Wolves clear Kevin Martin, Nikola Pekovic to play Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) The Timberwolves have given clearance for guard Kevin Martin (illness) and center Nikola Pekovic to play in Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, the team announced.

Martin has been dealing with an illness, which kept him out of Monday's game. Meanwhile, Pekovic is suffering from a sprained ankle, which also caused him to miss Monday's contest. Coach Flip Saunders said he is hoping to manage Pekovic's ankle by keeping him on a minutes restriction, reports the StarTribune.

The Timberwolves are 6 1/2-point favorites.


Wolves' Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will attempt to play Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Timberwovles center Nikola Pekovic said he will attempt to play in Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Pekovic missed Monday's game after suffering a sprained ankle and is listed as questionable Wednesday. In 27 games, he is averaging 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds.

The Timberwolves are 6 1/2-point favorites.


Timberwolves list Nikola Pekovic as questionable for Wednesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets, reports the Associated Press.

Pekovic is dealing with a sprained ankle, which he injured during Saturday's contest and caused him to miss Monday's loss to the Clippers.


Timberwolves' Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Martin out for Monday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic and guard Kevin Martin will miss Monday's game against the Clippers, coach Flip Saunders announced before the game.

Pekovic is dealing with an ankle injury he suffered in Saturday's game and was considered questionable for Monday. Pekovic is averaging 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in 27 games this season. Martin, who is averaging 20.5 points and 2.1 assists in 23 games, is dealing with an illness.

The Timberwolves are currently 5-point underdogs against the Clippers.