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Nikola Pekovic

28-Year-Old    C    Minnesota Timberwolves

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

11.9

REB

8.1

AST

0.7

STL

0.7

BLK

0.2

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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:  Wrist    EST. RETURN:  11/26/2014
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 (wrist) sprained his right wrist against Dallas on Saturday and will be out until the beginning of next week, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis 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 9 26.7 11.9 8.1 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.0 42.2 88.6 1.3 3.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 4.2 10.0 3.4 3.9
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MIN 42 30.5 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Nikola Pekovic
Preseason Projections 28 MIN 61 30.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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 1 12.0 2.0 5.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 0.0 1.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Last 14 Days 4 22.3 9.0 8.3 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.0 41.4 100.0 0.8 2.8 5.5 0.0 0.0 3.0 7.3 3.0 3.0
Last 30 Days 9 26.8 11.9 8.1 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.0 42.2 88.6 1.3 3.0 5.1 0.0 0.0 4.2 10.0 3.4 3.9
Last 5 Games 5 23.4 10.4 8.0 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.0 42.9 94.1 1.0 2.6 5.4 0.0 0.0 3.6 8.4 3.2 3.4

 

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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Nikola Pekovic – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Center
Also Listed As:  #3 Power Forward

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True Shooting Percentage

50.8%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, Nikola Pekovic has a true shooting percentage of 50.8%.

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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 9 36.0 16.1 11.0 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.0 42.2 88.6 1.8 4.1 6.9 0.0 0.0 5.7 13.5 4.7 5.3
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MIN 42 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Nikola Pekovic
Preseason Projections 28 MIN 61 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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 9 240 107 73 6 6 2 0 42.2 88.6 12 27 46 0 0.0 38 90 31 35
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MIN 42 1283 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Nikola Pekovic
Preseason Projections 28 MIN 61 1854 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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 9 26.7 50.8 42.2 4.9 9.7 0.5 14.0
Rest Of Season Projections 28 MIN 42 30.5 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Nikola Pekovic
Preseason Projections 28 MIN 61 30.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Nikola Pekovic

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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
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 (personal) missed Monday's practice, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Pekovic was unable to get onto the court for the entire second half of Saturday's loss to the Mavericks, due to soreness in the right foot, the same foot that bothered him all of last season, Kent Youngblood of the Star-Tribune reports on Twitter.

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Pekovic scored 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-3 FT), with 13 rebounds, two steals and one block in 28 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.

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Pekovic had 19 points (6-10 FG, 7-7 FT) with 11 rebounds in 30 minutes in the loss to the Heat on Saturday.

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Pekovic played 28 minutes Friday against the Magic, his lowest total of the year, scoring 16 points (6-13 FG, 4-5 FT).

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Pekovic scored 16 points (5-12 FG, 6-7 FT) with 11 rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Nets.

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Pekovic provided 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-3 FT) with 10 rebounds in 31 minutes in the win over the Pistons on Thursday.

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Pekovic scored just five points with eight rebounds in 29 minutes in Wednesday's loss to Memphis.

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Minnesota head coach Flip Saunders says he wants to limit Pekovic's minutes this season in order to keep him healthy, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Pekovic scored 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-3 FT) with 13 rebounds in just 19 minutes during Wednesday's preseason win over the Bucks.

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Pekovic scored 12 points with nine rebounds in 19 minutes in Friday's preseason win over Philadelphia.

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Pekovic, who will play in Friday's preseason game, had a minor procedure in the offseason where plasma cells were injected into his right ankle, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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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.