Nikola Pekovic C MIN 9 Days

Pekovic scored 12 points with nine rebounds in 19 minutes in Friday's preseason win over Philadelphia.

A strong outing for Pekovic who more importantly looks healthy in his preseason debut after missing most of last season with an ankle injury. Pekovic had a minor procedure in the offseason where plasma cells were injected into his right ankle.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 10 Days

Pekovic, who will play in Friday's preseason game, had a minor procedure in the offseason where plasma cells were injected into his right ankle, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pekovic struggled with his health at times last season, so anything that could lead to him being more reliable should be considered a good thing in fantasy circles. He was held out of the preseason opener to rest, but will take the court Friday, and should be healthy for the start of the regular season.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 10 Days

Pekovic is expected to play in Friday's preseason game, T-Wolves' radio announcer Alan Horton reports.

He sat out Tuesday's preseason game to rest, but he's clearly healthy enough to play, and the T-Wolves just want to pick their spots during the preseason.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 13 Days

Pekovic (rest) will sit out Tuesday's preseason game.

The T-Wolves continue to take it easy with Pekovic, but he is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 18 Days

Pekovic was held out of Thursday's practice as a precaution, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Wolves are taking it easy with Pekovic, who dealt with foot and ankle injuries near the end of last season. While those issues have not resurfaced during camp, the team limit Pekovic's workload in an effort to preserve him for the regular season.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 5 Months

Flip Sanders stated that Nikola Pekovic's ankle is finally "pain-free."

While Pekovic is a serious talent in the league, he has yet to play a full season in his NBA career, missing an average of 25 games over the past four seasons. Pekovic should be well rested, and healthy coming into this years training camp, but with the amount of games missed over his career he has earned the "injury prone" label, and remains a risk-reward type of player.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 6 Months

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will not play on Sunday and he's doubtful to return this season.

The Wolves aren't playing for anything in their final three games so it makes sense to keep Pekovic on the bench. He tried valiantly to play through his ankle bursitis but ultimately the injury shut him down again, allowing rookie Gorgui Dieng to thrive with extended minutes in the starting lineup.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 6 Months

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Martin will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 6 Months

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against the Rockets.

It's not official yet, but it looks like Pekovic is shutting it down for the season. Backup Gorgui Dieng is averaging an eye-opening 12.0 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 11 starts this season.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 6 Months

Nikola Pekovic (ankle), Kevin Martin (foot), Shabazz Muhammad (knee), Chase Budinger (ankle) and J.J. Barea (back) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Bulls.

This will be Pek's fifth game out of the lineup in a row and there is no sign of his return. Gorgui Dieng has been great and put up a double-double on Tuesday, so he's safe to deploy again. Ronny Turiaf has helped off the bench, but he's looked like he's lost a step since his return. Pekovic can be cut everywhere.