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Nikola Pekovic
12.5 7.5 0.9
Team: MinnesotaHeight: 6-11 Born: 1/3/1986
Position: CWeight: 295 Birthplace: Bijelo Polje, Yugoslavia
College: NoneDraft: 2nd Round 1st pick by Timberwolves (2008)

Latest News
Apr. 8 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST0:47 UAE (+1)22:4716:47 ET3:47 PM CT19:47 - Pekovic had surgery on his right Achilles tendon Tuesday in hopes of addressing the pain in his bothersome right foot.
Analysis: Pekovic went to Charlotte where Dr. Robert Anderson performed a debridement and repair of the tendon. There is no timetable for his return but the Wolves are hopeful he will be healthy for training camp next season. Pekovic played in just 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds.
Mar. 19 7:46 PM PT8:46 PM MT9:46 PM CT10:46 PM ET2:46 GMT10:46 7:46 PM MST9:46 PM EST6:46 UAE (+1)03:4622:46 ET8:46 PM CT1:46 - Pekovic will have surgery on the Achilles tendon on his right foot.
Analysis: The Timberwolves announced Thursday the surgery will be done next week in Charlotte, North Carolina, by foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. The procedure is called a debridement and repair. Pekovic played in only 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest. The 6-foot-11, 295-pound Montenegrin has missed the last 12 games after sitting out half of November, all of December and most of January with his ankle injury.
Mar. 2 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST8:28 UAE05:2823:28 ET10:28 PM CT3:28 - Pekovic has a sore right ankle.
Analysis: The injury isn't considered serious, so Pekovic is day-to-day.
Feb. 9 9:36 PM PT10:36 PM MT11:36 PM CT12:36 AM ET5:36 GMT13:36 10:36 PM MST12:36 AM EST9:36 UAE06:360:36 ET11:36 PM CT3:36 - Pekovic scored a season-high 29 points to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to their third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Analysis: Pekovic was averaging 13.0 points in his first 10 games back from a wrist injury.
Nov. 18 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET23:51 GMT7:51 4:51 PM MST6:51 PM EST3:51 UAE (+1)00:5118:51 ET5:51 PM CT21:51 - Pekovic remains out with a right ankle injury.
Analysis: Coach Flip Saunders indicated recently that Pekovic is nearing his return.
Oct. 31 9:34 PM PT10:34 PM MT11:34 PM CT12:34 AM ET4:34 GMT12:34 9:34 PM MST11:34 PM EST8:34 UAE05:340:34 ET10:34 PM CT2:34 - Pekovic scored 17 and grabbed 10 rebounds in Thursday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Pekovic bounced back from a rough opener in Memphis when he was 2 for 9 with five points.

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