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Canis Hoopus Jun 21, 2017
An Ode to the Godfather

An Ode to the Godfather

Nikola Pekovic’s career was short, sweet, and eventually sour. But nobody can take the good times away. An almighty behemoth, skull collecting center from Montenegro first arrived in Minneapolis in 2010, two years after previous Wolves general manager Kevin McHale selected him with the first pick of the second round (31st overall) in the 2008 NBA draft. His name was Nikola Pekovic, and he signed a three-year, $13 million contract after establishing himself as one of the best international centers with Panathinaikos. Pek was built from cement (maybe a ton of bricks) and upon his arrival he...
Howlin T Wolfs Jun 21, 2017
Thanks for the memories, Pek. We love you!

Thanks for the memories, Pek. We love you!

Dear Pek,  So it’s official: #Twolves announce the team has waived center Nikola Pekovic pic.twitter.com/N3hz83EVVV...
Sun Herald Jun 20, 2017

Timberwolves waive oft-injured center Nikola Pekovic

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived center Nikola Pekovic, whose troublesome right foot limited a once-promising career to 271 games with the team over seven seasons. The move was made Tuesday, …
Canis Hoopus Jun 20, 2017
Timberwolves Waive Nikola Pekovic

Timberwolves Waive Nikola Pekovic

The Wolves have officially parted ways with Montenegrin big man and fan favorite Nikola Pekovic. The Wolves made it official today, parting ways with Nikola Pekovic more than a year after he last played in the NBA. Waiving Pekovic with a year left on his contract presumably clears the way for his salary to come off the Wolves cap via a medical retirement, though that was not addressed in the team’s brief press release. Pek was a huge fan favorite; a bull of a man with spectacular tattoos who, when healthy, was capable of overpowering even the strongest of opponents. John will have...

Timberwolves waive popular big man Nikola Pekovic

Nikola Pekovic, 31, told European media that he doubts he'll play basketball again.
NBA Jun 20, 2017

Minnesota Timberwolves waive center Nikola Pekovic

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived center Nikola Pekovic.
Canis Hoopus May 26, 2017
Deep Dive: Gorgui Dieng and the Power Forward Position

Deep Dive: Gorgui Dieng and the Power Forward Position

Do the Wolves need a new Power Forward next season? The Gorgui Dieng History Gorgui Dieng, G, “Iron G,” is one of the last connections to the bygone Kevin Love era. The Wolves drafted him with the 21st pick, as part of the Trey Burke trade, and Gorgui was part of that underachieving 2013-2014 team that cursed the day that Pythagoras was born. He stepped into the starting lineup when Nikola Pekovic went down, surpassed all expectations and proved himself a worthy player. The following season he got to endure the Zach LaVine Point Guard experience and started after Pekovic was injured yet...

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