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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Nikola Pekovic (sore foot) is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

So it begins. Pekovic lasted just six minutes on Sunday vs. the Blazers and was not able to practice on Monday. The big man just can't stay healthy, and there's a good chance he will eventually be shut down. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 1 - 7:50 PM

Nikola Pekovic shifted to the Wolves' bench on Wednesday, where he scored one point (0-of-5 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs) with one rebound and three assists in 12 minutes.

Pek was playing around 15 minutes per game even when starting alongside Karl-Anthony Towns, which won't cut it outside of the deepest leagues. Minnesota is 2-8 vs. teams in the Northwest division and they're just 14-33 overall, leaving them 14th in the West and just five games up on the lowly Lakers.
Jan 28 - 12:14 AM

Nikola Pekovic will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Thunder, with Gorgui Dieng returning to the starting lineup.

While Pekovic has been starting, he's only been playing 14 minutes a game to go with forgettable averages of 5.3 points and 2.7 rebounds on 40.0 percent shooting from the field. There is not a league out there where Pekovic should be owned.
Jan 27 - 7:48 PM

Nikola Pekovic played 13 minutes in the starting lineup on Monday with four points and two rebounds against the Cavs.

He's probably going to get a couple more starts with Kevin Garnett (knee) possibly out for the week. Obviously there's no reason to add an injury-prone player who is only getting minutes in the teens. Leave Pekovic on the wire.
Jan 25 - 10:07 PM

Nikola Pekovic will start in Monday's game against the Cavs for Kevin Garnett (knee).

He is still not 100 percent and said he has some bad days with his foot. Pekovic figures to be in the 15-20 minutes neighborhood tonight while Gorgui Dieng and Nemanja Bjelica back him up. You don't want to start Pek tonight.
Jan 25 - 6:55 PM

Nikola Pekovic's minutes are likely to increase vs. the Cavaliers on Monday.

Pek is in line for another start with Kevin Garnett (knee) doubtful to play. Increased minutes don't mean too much for Pekovic, however, as he's been averaging a mere 14.4 minutes in eight appearances this season.
Jan 24 - 10:46 PM

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PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Andre Miller
4Tyus Jones
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Kevin Martin
SF1Tayshaun Prince
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Kevin Garnett
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Gorgui Dieng
3Nikola Pekovic