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Nikola Pekovic | Center | #14

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 295
College: Montenegro
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (1) / MIN
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Nikola Pekovic (foot) is out indefinitely in order to continue his Achilles rehab.
The Timberwolves want Pek to work on strengthening calf muscles in order to take pressure off his foot and are hoping he will be able to return this season. It would be a surprise to see that happen as the Timberwolves are lottery-bound, so Gorgui Dieng will continue to reap the rewards of Pekovic's absence. Feb 23 - 1:00 PM

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Nikola Pekovic (foot) will not play on Monday vs. Boston.

We're listing Big Pek as out indefinitely until we hear otherwise. His health is a real long-term issue and it's questionable whether or not Pekovic will be able to successfully continue his NBA career.
Feb 22 - 1:05 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play against the Knicks on Saturday.

He is out indefinitely and probably won't be back this month. Pekovic can remain on all wires.
Feb 20 - 3:05 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

He isn't going to return any time soon and isn't even close to being on the fantasy radar.
Feb 19 - 2:06 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

He hasn’t done anything of significance this season and can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 18 - 3:00 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.

Pek may just be getting an extra day of rest during the break, but this is not an encouraging development. He underwent surgery to correct his chronic ankle problems, but has only appeared in 12 games all season. With Pek and KG both ailing, more playing time is available for Gorgui Dieng.
Feb 17 - 8:32 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle, foot) will not play Wednesday vs. Toronto.

He hasn't done anything of significance during his 12 games on the court this season, and belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 10 - 1:48 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle, foot) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

He doesn't have a target date and is likely out for this week. Pekovic can be left on the wire in basically all leagues.
Feb 8 - 3:38 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is doubtful to play vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

Pekovic is perpetually injured and belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Gorgui Dieng will continue to see his minutes unimpeded with both Kevin Garnett (knee) and Pekovic unlikely for Monday.
Feb 7 - 3:14 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle, foot) will not play on Saturday against the Bulls.

Gorgui Dieng continues to get major minutes and is move involved in the offense now too. Pekovic can be ignored in basically all leagues.
Feb 6 - 6:39 PM

Nikola Pekovic (foot, ankle) is doubtful to play vs. the Bulls on Saturday.

No surprise here. The burly center can't shake his ankle injuries and coach Sam Mitchell said that he's not close to returning, so it's possible the Wolves will shut him down until the All-Star break. He shouldn't be owned.
Feb 5 - 7:47 PM

Nikola Pekovic (foot, ankle) is not expected to return any time soon.

He can't play big minutes anyway and he might just be a reserve right now. Pekovic shouldn't have been added to begin with, but he can be dropped in basically all leagues.
Feb 5 - 2:35 PM

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play on Wednesday against the Clippers.

The team did change his diagnosis from a sore foot to a right ankle issue. Regardless, don't expect Pekovic back any time soon. Gorgui Dieng should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 3 - 9:13 PM

Nikola Pekovic (right foot) and Kevin Garnett (knee) are doubtful to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

It would be very surprising to see either player go. Gorgui Dieng has become a bigger part of the offense while Nemanja Bjelica gets a handful of minutes. Dieng should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 3 - 2:35 PM

Nikola Pekovic (sore foot) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

With both Kevin Garnett (leg) and Pekovic on the sidelines for Tuesday's game, Gorgui Dieng's spot in the starting five is safe, and he looks like an excellent DFS target tonight with a favorable matchup against the Lakers. Pekovic is a constant injury risk, and belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Feb 2 - 3:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Kevin Garnett
3Nemanja Bjelica
4Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Greg Smith
3Nikola Pekovic