NEWS: Nikola Pekovic out indefinitely as he continues recovery from surgery on Achilles. pic.twitter.com/4zbz6Akkhx
The Score "Nikola Pekovic's return this season is looking more and more unlikely, as the Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that the big man is out indefinitely due to complications arising from his Achilles surgery last April. Pekovic, who returned to the court in January after beginning the season..." February 23
Sam Mitchell told the media this morning that Nikola Pekovic (rest - recovery from right Achilles surgery) will not play tonight. #Twolves
Canis Hoopus "In news that has long been awaited, tomorrow evening's game against the Denver Nuggets could finally be the time for Nikola Pekovic to return to an NBA court after his long battle with an Achilles injury. This will be the first time in the 2015-16 season that he will be active for a game, and his..." January 05
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nikola Pekovic assumes nothing. Not any more. And who can blame him? He’s spent the past two years trying different forms of therapy, different approaches to his job of being a physical NBA center. He’s tried treatment, worked on his flexibility, everything. And the pain never left,..." September 30
Pek on decision to get surgery "[Ankle] was something that was bothering me the last few years & I was trying to solve the problem in..."
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves starting center Nikola Pekovic underwent surgery in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday that left coach Flip Saunders hopeful his richly paid big men will play again without pain. Renowned foot surgeon Dr. Bob Anderson shaved bone from around Pekovic’s right Achilles’ tendon, detaching..." April 09
Pekovic will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. An update on his progress will be provided when appropriate.
Canis Hoopus "The Wolves have officially shut down the oft-injured big man for the rest of the season Injuries have become an ever-increasing concern for the big man, as they continue to occur more and more frequently and keep him out for longer and longer stretches. He will have played in just 31 games this..." March 31
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic missed his fifth consecutive game Thursday because of that perpetually hurting ankle, and while coach Flip Saunders wouldn’t call him done for the season, he also predicted Pekovic won’t play any time soon. Remember, 14 games now remain after Thursday’s 95-92..." March 20
Ricky said at shoot he doesn't know if he'll play, but it's likely he'll be only one of Pek, KG and Neal to play tonight vs. Raptors
Pek played 92 seconds in 2nd half because he's laboring again in too much pain with that troublesome ankle. They'll evaluate again Monday
Nikola Pekovic will be active and will play tonight. Kevin Martin will be active, but will not play. #Twolves
The Score "When Ricky Rubio returns from his ankle injury, his pick-and-roll partner and on-court bodyguard will be joining him. The Diesel to Rubio's Shawn Michaels, Nikola Pekovic is nearing a return from injury, too, as is Kevin Martin. The three veterans practiced together for the first time since..." January 02
#Twolves Nikola Pekovic is out, said coach Rick Adelman. Ronny Turiaf is gonna try to go tonight.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wolves center Nikola Pekovic, who has missed six straight games with ankle bursitis, took some part in the Wolves’ practice Thursday. But he still appears doubtful for Friday’s game against the Lakers at Target Center. “He did a little bit, yes,” coach Rick Adelman said. “But there is nothing..." March 28
Barea to play today. No Pek
No Pek again tonight (sore right ankle).
K-Mart and Pek again going through 5-on-5 scrimmaging today. Both considered questionable for tomorrow night. #Twolves
Rick Adelman confirms Pek is out tonight vs. #suns He'll miss his 13rh straight game w/ the right ankle injury.
Fox Sports "It's so close, Nikola Pekovic can feel it on the bottoms of his size-18 high tops. The past two Minnesota Timberwolves games, their mammoth center has stepped on courts in Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., for warm-ups to test his tender right ankle. Even with optimism abounding for his..." February 25
Pek said he'll test ankle before game tonight at Utah and then decide if he can play limited minutes
Pekovic is not practicing and will not play tomorrow. Martin is still tentatively scheduled to see a doctor on Friday for his thumb #Twolves
Robbie Hummel and Nikola Pekovic inactive tonight vs the Lakers #TWolves
Fox Sports "From its cellophane outer casing to the smell of ink when it's removed from its cardboard cover, it possesses the authentic feel of a late-1970s vinyl record album. But this isn't some limited-edition audio gem locked away in a baby boomer's basement. This is the Minnesota Timberwolves' primary..." January 28
CBS Sports "The Timberwolves are trying to claw their way back into the postseason picture. But they've got another injury to deal with first. The team announced Nikola Pekovic will miss at least 7-10 days with ankle bursitis, and then will be re-evaluated. The Wolves currently sit at 22-22, three games..." January 28
Minnesota's Nikola Pekovic (sore right Achilles) is doubtful to return. He had averaged 22.5 ppg & 12.0 rpg over his last 4 games. #MINvsCHI
Minneapolis Star Tribune "In order to get stronger, healthier and even richer, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic first must regress all the way back to his baby days. Three times a week, he’s in the Target Center basement weight room down on his stomach or elbows or all fours, making small, measured movements intended..." January 24
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nikola Pekovic said he’s not upset, he’s just unsure. He’s not frustrated, he’s just trying to find a good fit. Early in the season, fresh off signing his long-term deal, Pekovic is trying to fit in with the only NBA team he has played for. So much has changed from a year ago. Kevin Love,..." November 08
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wolves today finally reached agreement with restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic on a new contract. It is according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations a five-year $60 million contract that also includes as much as $8 million more in bonus incentives. The Wolves got..." August 15
This just in: I'm told Nikola Pekovic and Wolves have agreed to five-year deal worth $60 million
Flip remains confidnet Pek deal will get down. Asked for a deadline he said "Training camp."
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Wednesday that president of basketball operations Flip Saunders will travel to New York early next week – as early as Monday – to talk with Nikola Pekovic’s agent Jeff Schwartz in hopes of finalizing a deal for the restricted free agent center. The Wolves..." July 24
St. Paul Pioneer Press "It looks as if the Timberwolves might have gotten a bit of a break in their attempt to re-sign Nikola Pekovic. Surprisingly, the restricted free-agent center has not received a competing offer sheet from any other team, thus reducing his contract leverage. Teams that reportedly were interested..." July 19
Minnesota, Nikola Pekovic getting closer on a four-year, $50 million contract extension, league sources tell Y! Sports.
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Timberwolves have made a formal contract offer to restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic and waived two players in preparation for Wednesday’s end to the NBA moratorium period. According to league sources, the Wolves made an offer to Pekovic on Friday and expect to receive a response early..." July 08
CBS Sports "Over the last two seasons, Nikola Pekovic has gone from Darko Milicic's backup with the Minnesota Timberwolves to one of the biggest free agents on the market this summer. The 27-year-old center broke through to become a legitimate starter in the league during the 2011-12 lockout-shortened season..." June 27
St. Paul Pioneer Press "A year ago, the Timberwolves, under then-basketball president David Kahn, signed Portland Trail Blazers restricted free-agent forward Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet worth nearly $47 million over four years. Portland matched the offer but had to overpay considerably for Batum, and it's a good bet..." June 26
Fox Sports North "Flip Saunders' pre-draft mission isn't limited to scouring the 2013 class for potential sleeper picks. While that's been the bulk of his workload this week, the Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations has plenty of in-house chores on his to-do list, even if they mean going..." May 30
Sheridan Hoops "The Cleveland Cavaliers are fielding calls from everywhere, but the team they’d really like to to make a deal with is Minnesota. And if the Timberwolves are willing to surrender Kevin Love, the No. 1 pick is available to them, sources tell SheridanHoops.com. The situation with Love in..." May 30
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic fairly bristles if you suggest that, even with all those muscles and menacing tattoos, he’s really just cute and cuddly underneath. Never mind that he has been known to wrap the team’s equipment guy in a big, lovable,..." April 15
#Twolves Nikola Pekovic is out tonight with left calf contusion vs. #Suns.
Rant Sports "Stop me if you have heard this before. Minnesota Timberwolves starting center Nikola Pekovic is out tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a sprained left ankle. The sprain apparently occurred in last night’s home win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The official news was just broken via the..." March 31
Minneapolis Star Tribune "After playing the month of March with just nine healthy players, the Timberwolves got reinforcements Sunday when center Nikola Pekovic and forward Andrei Kirilenko returned. Pekovic had missed eight games with an abdominal strain, Kirilenko nine games with a left calf strain. Both started..." March 18
No AK (Kirilenko), No Pek (Pekovic) tonight. Again.
St. Paul Pioneer Press "People who know say there is no chance of the Timberwolves not signing center Nikola Pekovic to a contract extension. Pekovic, 27, who is averaging 15.9 points and 8.8 rebounds, can become a restricted free agent after the season. The Wolves, though, can match any offer and retain him. The..." March 06
Pekovic and AK out thru Sunday's Dallas game and then will be reevaluated
Twolves will be without Andrei Kirilenko (left calf strain) and Pekovic (strained abdominal muscle) tonight vs. Heat.
Pekovic update from a source: MRI today didn't show anything. But he's still in pain (abdominal injury). His return date is TBD.