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Nikola Pekovic

29-Year-Old    C    Minnesota Timberwolves

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

4.5

REB

1.8

AST

0.9

STL

0.1

BLK

0.0

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Pekovic was limited by injury again last season, playing in only 31 games. When he did play, it's difficult to suggest that Pekovic enjoyed success on the court. The 29-year-old posted averages of 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 26 minut...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Foot    EST. RETURN:  2/6/2016
HT: 6' 11"   WT: 243 lbs   DOB: 3/1/1986  College: Serbia-Montenegro
DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #31 Overall in 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Nikola Pekovic Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract in August of 2013.

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Pekovic (foot) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports.

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Nikola Pekovic NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 24 MIN 65 13.6 5.5 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.5 0.0 51.7 76.3 1.4 1.4 1.6 0.0 0.0 2.1 4.0 1.3 1.8
2011-12 25 MIN 47 26.9 13.9 7.4 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.0 56.4 74.3 1.9 3.9 3.5 0.0 0.0 5.4 9.7 3.0 4.0
2012-13 26 MIN 62 31.6 16.3 8.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.0 52.0 74.4 1.6 3.7 5.1 0.0 0.0 6.2 12.0 3.9 5.2
2013-14 27 MIN 54 30.8 17.5 8.7 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.0 54.1 74.7 1.6 3.8 4.9 0.0 0.0 7.0 13.0 3.4 4.6
2014-15 28 MIN 31 26.3 12.5 7.5 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.0 42.4 83.7 1.4 2.9 4.7 0.0 0.0 4.5 10.6 3.5 4.2
2015-16 29 MIN 12 13.0 4.5 1.8 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 38.0 80.0 0.8 0.6 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.6 4.2 1.3 1.7
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 27 16.2 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nikola Pekovic
Preseason Projections 29 MIN 40 20.4 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nikola Pekovic

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nikola Pekovic NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 8.5 0.0 2.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 5 11.0 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 22.2 50.0 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 3.6 0.4 0.8
Last 30 Days 12 13.0 4.5 1.8 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.0 38.0 80.0 0.8 0.6 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.6 4.2 1.3 1.7
Last 5 Games 5 11.0 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 22.2 50.0 0.4 0.4 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.8 3.6 0.4 0.8
Last 10 Games 10 12.5 4.0 1.7 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 35.7 71.4 0.5 0.7 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 4.2 1.0 1.4

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Nikola Pekovic
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 3 @LAC Did Not Play
2016-2Feb 2 @LAL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 31 @POR 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
2016-1Jan 29 @UTA 11 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2016-1Jan 27 OKC 12 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 0 1 0 1
2016-1Jan 25 @CLE 13 4 2 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2016-1Jan 23 MEM 13 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1
2016-1Jan 20 @DAL 14 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
2016-1Jan 19 @NOP Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 17 PHO 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0
2016-1Jan 15 @OKC 18 10 3 1 0 0 0 2 3 6 6 0 0 1 2 2
2016-1Jan 13 @HOU 16 8 5 1 0 0 1 4 9 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
2016-1Jan 12 OKC Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 10 DAL 15 4 1 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
2016-1Jan 8 CLE 15 2 2 3 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2016-1Jan 6 DEN 16 12 2 0 0 0 2 3 4 6 6 0 0 0 2 3
2016-1Jan 4 @PHI Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 2 MIL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 31 @DET Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 30 UTA Did Not Play
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2015-12Dec 28 @SAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 26 IND Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 23 SAS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 21 @BOS Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 20 @BKN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 18 SAC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 16 @NYK Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 15 DEN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 13 @PHO Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 11 @DEN Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 9 LAL Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 7 LAC Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 5 POR Did Not Play
2015-12Dec 1 ORL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 29 @LAC Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 27 @SAC Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 25 ATL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 23 PHI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 20 DET Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 18 @ORL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 17 @MIA Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 15 MEM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 13 @IND Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 12 GSW Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 10 CHA Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 9 @ATL Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 7 @CHI Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 5 MIA Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 2 POR Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 30 @DEN Did Not Play
2015-10Oct 28 @LAL Did Not Play
Nikola Pekovic Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Monday New Orleans Pelicans Only available to RotoWire subscribers.

 

Nikola Pekovic – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Center

1.  Karl-Anthony Towns

2.  Nikola Pekovic

3.  Gorgui Dieng

4.  Kevin Garnett

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True Shooting Percentage

45.9%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Nikola Pekovic has a true shooting percentage of 45.9%.

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Nikola Pekovic NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 24 MIN 65 36.0 14.6 7.8 1.1 0.7 1.4 0.0 51.7 76.3 3.7 3.7 4.2 0.0 0.0 5.5 10.7 3.5 4.6
2011-12 25 MIN 47 36.0 18.5 9.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.0 56.4 74.3 2.5 5.2 4.7 0.0 0.0 7.3 12.9 4.0 5.3
2012-13 26 MIN 62 36.0 18.6 10.0 1.0 0.8 0.9 0.0 52.0 74.4 1.9 4.2 5.8 0.0 0.0 7.1 13.6 4.4 6.0
2013-14 27 MIN 54 36.0 20.4 10.1 1.1 0.6 0.5 0.0 54.1 74.7 1.8 4.5 5.7 0.0 0.0 8.2 15.2 4.0 5.4
2014-15 28 MIN 31 36.0 17.1 10.3 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.0 42.4 83.7 1.9 3.9 6.4 0.0 0.0 6.1 14.5 4.8 5.7
2015-16 29 MIN 12 36.0 12.5 4.8 2.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 38.0 80.0 2.1 1.6 3.2 0.0 0.0 4.4 11.5 3.7 4.6
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 27 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nikola Pekovic
Preseason Projections 29 MIN 40 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nikola Pekovic

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nikola Pekovic NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 24 MIN 65 887 359 193 27 18 35 0 51.7 76.3 91 90 103 0 0.0 136 263 87 114
2011-12 25 MIN 47 1264 651 346 31 29 31 0 56.4 74.3 87 181 165 0 0.0 256 454 139 187
2012-13 26 MIN 62 1959 1011 545 53 43 50 0 52.0 74.4 101 230 315 0 0.0 385 741 241 324
2013-14 27 MIN 54 1663 944 468 50 30 23 0 54.1 74.7 84 206 262 0 0.0 379 701 186 249
2014-15 28 MIN 31 815 386 234 27 19 12 0 42.4 83.7 42 89 145 0 0.0 139 328 108 129
2015-16 29 MIN 12 156 54 21 11 1 0 0 38.0 80.0 9 7 14 0 0.0 19 50 16 20
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 27 436 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nikola Pekovic
Preseason Projections 29 MIN 40 816 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nikola Pekovic

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nikola Pekovic NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2010-11 24 MIN 65 13.6 57.3 51.7 6.3 21.1 0.3 6.0
2011-12 25 MIN 47 26.9 60.7 56.4 4.7 13.3 0.4 16.1
2012-13 26 MIN 62 31.6 57.2 52.0 5.1 9.7 0.5 18.7
2013-14 27 MIN 54 30.8 58.2 54.1 5.3 8.9 0.6 19.4
2014-15 28 MIN 31 26.3 50.2 42.4 6.0 9.3 0.6 13.7
2015-16 29 MIN 12 13.0 45.9 38.0 14.0 11.4 1.2 3.6
Rest Of Season Projections 29 MIN 27 16.2 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Nikola Pekovic
Preseason Projections 29 MIN 40 20.4 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Nikola Pekovic

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Nikola Pekovic: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pekovic (foot) will not play in Wednesday's matchup with the Clippers, Timberwolves radio announcer Alan Horton reports.

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Pekovic (foot) is considered doubtful to play Wednesday against the Clippers.

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Pekovic (foot) won't play Tuesday against the Lakers, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Pekovic is doubtful to play Tuesday against the Lakers due to soreness in one of his feet, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Pekovic will come off the bench Wednesday versus the Thunder, Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reports.

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Pekovic will start at center in Monday's game against the Cavaliers, Alan Horton of WCCO 830 AM reports.

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Pekovic will likely see an uptick in minutes for Monday's game against the Cavaliers, Darren Wolfson of KSTP-TV reports.

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Pekovic (rest) scored four points (2-5 FG) to go with one rebound and one assist in 14 minutes during the Timberwolves' 106-94 overtime loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday.

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Pekovic (rest) is expected to start at center Wednesday versus the Mavericks, Alan Horton of WCCO 830 AM reports.

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Pekovic will be held out of Tuesday's game against the Pelicans for rest purposes.

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Pekovic played a season-low seven minutes in Sunday's win over the Suns, finishing with four points (1-2 FG, 2-4 FT).

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Pekovic won't play in both halves of back-to-back games in the near future, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Nikola Pekovic is entering his fifth season with the Timberwolves which makes him the longest tenured player on the team. The 6-11 center from Montenegro is coming off his best season, and the only thing that is hampering his status as an upper-tier center is his health. Pekovic missed 28 games, including the end of last season, with an ankle injury. While he was on the court, he provided a career-high 17.4 points (on 54 percent from the field) with 8.7 rebounds in 31 minutes per game last season. The 28-year-old also hit 75 percent of his free throws, and added 0.9 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks. On defense, Pekovic is more of a space eater than a rim protector, which wouldn't be a problem if the Timberwolves had someone else to block shots. With his former partner in the paint, Kevin Love, now out of town, Pekovic may find even more low-post opportunities. The offense will no longer be so focused on Love, but Pekovic will still have to share the ball with players like Thaddeus Young and Andrew Wiggins. The key to the big man's success in 2014-15 will be his ability to stay healthy. He has missed at least 17 games in each season due to a variety of issues. Based on his ability to score, rebound, and shoot efficiently, Pekovic could be a top center if he can stay on the court for a handful of more games this season.

2013-14

The Montenegrin Mountain built on his surprising breakout from the previous season to establish himself as a legitimate fantasy option in 2012-13. Cemented as the Timberwolves starting center, Pekovic averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting an efficient 52 percent from the floor and 74 percent from the charity stripe in 32 minutes per game. The hulking (6-11, 290) center doesn't possess the athleticism to match most of his counterparts, but he uses his brute strength and surprisingly deft touch around the rim to finish at a high clip. His production on defense remained lackluster in his first full season as a starter, but Pekovic could start creeping towards or above that 1.0 average on steals or blocks as his understanding of NBA defense shows minimal improvement. Minnesota has an intriguing mix of skilled players on the offensive end of the court, but many of those options are perimeter-oriented which should lead to Pekovic being the focal point for most of their low-post attacks. With Kevin Martin joining the mix and Kevin Love returning from injury, there may be fewer shots for Pekovic, but he'll still see enough touches to be a valuable option to plug into the center position of your fantasy squad.

2012-13

Pekovic was one of the biggest surprises in fantasy basketball last year, as he came out of relative obscurity to be a double-double machine for the Timberwolves. After being promoted to Minnesota's starting lineup, Pekovic averaged 15.4 points and 8.5 rebounds while providing efficient percentages from the floor (54.7) and free-throw line (74.2). At 6-11, 290, Pekovic has the frame of a dominant big man, but he actually plays below the rim and relies on a surprising amount of finesse on the offensive end. His lack of athleticism means marginal production on defense (0.8 bpg, 0.6 spg) and he�s not going to help much in the assists (0.7) category. He did miss about a dozen games due to a lingering ankle injury last year, but Pekovic underwent surgery early this offseason and is expected to be at full strength entering the 2012-13 campaign. With Kevin Love getting most of the headlines in Minnesota, Pekovic could benefit from obscurity and be had at a decent price on draft day. Don�t forget about the big center from Yugoslavia when targeting double-double production from the center position.

2011-12

In his first season in the NBA after playing in Europe, Pekovic struggled to adjust to the foul calls in the NBA and was frequently in foul trouble. He was limited to a reserve role and averaged 5.5 points per game in 13.6 minutes per game. At 6-11, 243 he's a big body but has some finesse with his shot. Once he gets more comfortable with the NBA game, he still has the talent on the offensive end to emerge with a larger role.

2010-11

Pekovic played for Panathanaikos in Greece last season and was a top scorer. At 6-11, 243 he's a big body but has some finesse with his shot. He's a sleeper for deeper leagues as a result.