Nikola Pekovic C MIN 7 Days
Pekovic scored 15 points (6-14 FG, 3-4 Ft) with 13 rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Wizards.
The Timberwolves' offense is running through Kevin Martin and Andrew Wiggins right now, but Pekovic should still giving his owners solid frontcourt value as long as he stays healthy.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 12 Days
Pekovic provided 16 points (5-16 FG, 6-8 FT) and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes in the win over the Suns on Friday.Pekovic has posted double-doubles in consecutive games for the third time this season. He has not accomplished the feat in three straight games, but he will have an opportunity to do so against the Rockets on Monday. Pekovic has added four blocks in his last two games as well.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 21 Days
Pekovic scored 17 points (6-13 FG, 5-7 FT) with 13 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 34 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Warriors.Pekovic has been a consistent scorer recently averaging 17 points over his last five games. It was also pleasing to see him clean the glass and throw in a couple of blocks. Owners should prepare themselves in the likely event that Pekovic re-injures himself before the season is over.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 23 Days
Pekovic will play against the Hawks on Monday, the Timberwolves' official sitereports.A report came out Saturday detailing that Pekovic might sit out one game of the Timberwolves' back-to-back set for Sunday and Monday. However, after he put up a season-high 29 points in 33 minutes Sunday, coach Flip Saunders decided to let the big man play Monday as well. Though daily games players may want to avoid Pekovic in case he plays limited minutes on the second night of a back-to-back, managers in season-long leagues should have him in all weekly and daily lineups.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 24 Days
Pekovic scored 29 points (9-16 FG, 11-12 FT), to go with three rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 33 minutes on Sunday.
Pekovic got the start on Sunday and abused Andre Drummond to score 29 points. His rebounding and defensive stats were underwhelming, but Pekovic has always been more of a scorer at the center position.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 24 Days
Pekovic will play in Sunday's game against the Pistons, the Star Tribune reports.
Pekovic is a go for Sunday, although he may be rested for Monday's game against the Hawks. However, that shouldn't affect his productivity against the Pistons as he's averaging 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds over his past three games.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 26 Days1 Comment
Pekovic may sit out of Minnesota's next two games, Sunday or Monday, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda reports.
The conventional wisdom would be for Pekovic to play Sunday against Detroit's big men and sit Monday, if he does indeed sit out one of the two games. Owners should monitor his status over the next two days to make sure they are not stuck with a goose egg. If he sits, Gorgui Dieng becomes a great play in daily leagues.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 28 Days
Pekovic (ankle) had 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-4 FT) with four rebounds in 21 minutes in the win over the Heat on Wednesday.
Pekovic is slowly coming back into form from a severe ankle injury. He has averaged 13.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in 26.8 minutes. The Wolves' center may have limited value for the rest of the season.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 29 Days
Pekovic said he's still experiencing soreness in his ankle following games, Phil Ervin of Fox Sports North reports.
Pekovic has played in eight straight games since returning from injury and has seen his playing time capped at around 27-30 minutes on most nights. While the soreness is unlikely to cause him to miss time, Pekovic said he expects to deal with it for the rest of the season, so his mobility and, in turn, production could be impacted.
Nikola Pekovic C MIN 1 Month
Pekovic returned to the starting lineup to score 15 points (4-10 FG, 7-8 FT), with three rebounds, and one assist in 36 minutes on Sunday.
Pekovic was playing limited minutes as he worked his way back from an ankle injury. While a minutes restriction may seem like a good approach with Pekovic going forward, Minnesota went with another approach on Sunday. Continue to monitor his minutes in the next couple games before considering an add though. It also appears his time was not altered playing next to Gorgui Dieng, which is good news for both players.