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Nikola Pekovic

29-Year-Old    C    Minnesota Timberwolves

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

12.5

REB

7.5

AST

0.9

STL

0.6

BLK

0.4

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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. Pek...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Achilles    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2015
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, coming off yet another injury, looks set to lose minutes with the Timberwolves selecting Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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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
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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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 17.0 6.0 5.6 0.4 0.8 0.4 0.0 32.4 66.7 1.0 2.8 2.8 0.0 0.0 2.4 7.4 1.2 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 25.3 10.6 8.9 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.0 36.8 77.8 1.4 4.0 4.9 0.0 0.0 3.9 10.6 2.8 3.6
Last 20 Games 20 26.6 12.6 7.4 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.0 42.1 81.4 1.4 3.0 4.5 0.0 0.0 4.6 10.8 3.5 4.3

 

Nikola Pekovic Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Nikola Pekovic – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Center

XNikola Pekovic

1.  Karl-Anthony Towns

XGorgui Dieng

Minnesota Timberwolves

True Shooting Percentage

50.2%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Nikola Pekovic has a true shooting percentage of 50.2%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2014-15

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True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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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
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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
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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
Preseason Projections 29 MIN 61 30.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Nikola Pekovic

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Nikola Pekovic 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 15 OKC                                
Apr 13 NOP                                
Apr 11 at GSW                                
Apr 10 at LAL                                
Apr 8 at POR                                
Apr 7 at SAC                                
Apr 3 ORL                                
Apr 1 TOR                                
Mar 30 UTA                                
Mar 29 at NOP                                
Mar 27 at HOU                                
Mar 25 LAL                                
Mar 23 at UTA                                
Mar 22 CHA                                
Mar 19 at NYK                                
Mar 18 at TOR                                
Mar 16 BKN                                
Mar 15 at SAS                                
Mar 13 at OKC                                
Mar 11 at PHO 8 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mar 9 at LAC 24 12 10 0 1 0 2 5 12 2 4 0 0 4 6 4
Mar 7 POR 26 11 8 0 0 1 0 5 11 1 1 0 0 6 2 1
Mar 4 DEN 15 6 5 0 2 0 0 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 5 1
Mar 2 LAC                                
Feb 28 MEM 12 1 4 1 1 1 2 0 5 1 2 0 0 3 1 3
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Feb 27 at CHI 29 12 11 0 0 0 1 4 8 4 4 0 0 4 7 1
Feb 25 WAS 35 15 13 1 1 0 1 6 14 3 4 0 0 6 7 1
Feb 23 at HOU 34 16 13 2 2 0 4 6 18 4 4 0 0 7 6 4
Feb 20 PHO 36 16 11 0 0 2 3 5 16 6 8 0 0 5 6 5
Feb 11 GSW 34 17 13 4 0 2 0 6 13 5 7 0 0 4 9 0
Feb 9 ATL 24 14 8 1 0 0 2 6 13 2 2 0 0 5 3 3
Feb 8 at DET 33 29 3 1 2 0 0 9 16 11 12 0 0 1 2 1
Feb 6 MEM 22 13 3 0 1 1 2 6 13 1 2 0 0 1 2 4
Feb 4 MIA 21 13 4 0 0 0 1 5 7 3 4 0 0 0 4 0
Feb 2 at DAL 27 8 10 0 1 0 3 4 11 0 0 0 0 3 7 4
Jan 31 CLE 28 14 12 3 0 0 2 4 11 6 6 0 0 3 9 1
Jan 30 at PHI 31 18 7 2 1 1 1 6 9 6 7 0 0 3 4 1
Jan 28 BOS 27 14 2 2 1 0 1 5 8 4 5 0 0 0 2 2
Jan 26 at OKC 30 8 7 2 0 0 1 3 12 2 4 0 0 2 5 1
Jan 25 at ATL 36 15 3 1 0 0 0 4 10 7 8 0 0 1 2 2
Jan 23 NOP 21 13 9 0 0 2 2 5 11 3 4 0 0 3 6 3
Jan 21 DAL 23 14 4 0 0 0 1 5 11 4 4 0 0 0 4 0
Jan 19 at CHA                                
Jan 17 at DEN                                
Jan 16 at PHO                                
Jan 13 at IND                                
Jan 10 SAS                                
Jan 9 at MIL                                
Jan 7 PHO                                
Jan 5 DEN                                
Jan 3 UTA                                
Jan 1 SAC                                
Dec 30 at UTA                                
Dec 27 at GSW                                
Dec 26 at DEN                                
Dec 23 at CLE                                
Dec 21 IND                                
Dec 19 at BOS                                
Dec 16 at WAS                                
Dec 14 LAL                                
Dec 12 OKC                                
Dec 10 POR                                
Dec 8 GSW                                
Dec 6 at SAS                                
Dec 5 HOU                                
Dec 3 PHI                                
Dec 1 at LAC                                
Nov 30 at POR                                
Nov 28 at LAL                                
Nov 26 MIL                                
Nov 22 SAC                                
Nov 21 SAS                                
Nov 19 NYK                                
Nov 15 at DAL 12 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 4 1
Nov 14 at NOP 19 4 4 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Nov 12 HOU 28 11 13 0 2 1 1 4 10 3 3 0 0 4 9 0
Nov 8 at MIA 30 19 11 0 1 0 1 6 10 7 7 0 0 4 7 2
Nov 7 at ORL 28 16 7 0 1 0 2 6 13 4 5 0 0 2 5 4
Nov 5 at BKN 32 16 11 3 1 0 1 5 12 6 7 0 0 3 8 3
Nov 1 CHI 32 17 4 1 1 0 0 6 14 5 6 0 0 2 2 0
Oct 30 DET 31 17 10 0 0 0 3 7 13 3 3 0 0 5 5 4
Oct 29 at MEM 29 5 8 1 0 1 3 2 9 1 2 0 0 4 4 2

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

Pekovic (Achilles) was limited to only 31 games in 2014-15 due to recurring injuries. in 26.3 minutes, Pekovic averaged 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and shot just 42.4 percent from the field.

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Pekovic (Achilles) will spend 5-6 months rehabbing the Achilles injury he had surgically repaired last Wednesday, the StarTribune reports.

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Pekovic (Achilles) underwent successful debridement and repair of his right Achilles on Wednesday.

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Pekovic (Achilles) will undergo a debridement and repair of his right Achilles next week.

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Pekovic (ankle) will not play again this season, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Pekovic (ankle) won't play Monday against the Jazz.

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Pekovic (ankle) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Jazz.

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Pekovic (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Pelicans.

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Pekovic (ankle) is out for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

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Pekovic (ankle) has been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Jazz, the Star Tribune reports.

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Pekovic (ankle) is officially questionable for Monday's game against the Jazz.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.