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    Default Nikola Peković and the Timberwolves

    Day 1, training camp: This could be one wild ride

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    Newcomer Nikola Pekovic is one big, strong fella. Not really tall or explosive, but thick, mobile enough and quite possibly a mean streak. Love sounded impressed talking about him after this morning's practice.
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    Nikola Pekovic Made Impression With Size

    By Dimitri - Monday, September 27, 2010 - 0:12

    Nikola Pekovic has made an impression with his size and strength in the week since he arrived in Minnesota from the Euroleague.

    I like him, hes a bruiser-type of guy, forward Kevin Love said. Hes there to take the charges. He loves to block shots. Hes not the most explosive guy in the world, but hes one of those guys who youll take an elbow to the chin or an elbow to the chest from. So you better watch out.
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    Good team for him. Let's hope Beasley will be injured or stoned all season so Nikola will get more playing time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test View Post
    Good team for him. Let's hope Beasley will be injured or stoned all season so Nikola will get more playing time.
    I didn't know Beasley played center. I thought Darko was the one who had to get injured for Nikola to be able to play

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    Wrong section Move this to Montenegro NT. Yeah his blocking department is so great better watch out Dwight Howard

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    Peković has really impressed. Which is why the likes of Kevin Love would need to earn his starting role, said so by David Kahn.
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    Well, Pekovic is doing his best to put Beasley out of action:

    Michael Beasley participated fully in practice this morning after he hurt his left shooting hand late in Sunday night's scrimmage.

    Beasley played with his hand taped but otherwise didn't seem affected by it.

    "Just a little sore," he said. "I honestly don't know what I did to it. I think big Pek (Nikola Pekovic) set a screen on me, but he got everybody so I can't really cry. I still got full range of motion. A little sore, I'll get through it."
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    Beasley will play at small forward position.

    When talking about Peković, teammates and club's officials, they all talk with huge respect.

    Pekovic ready to rumble

    The 6-10, 290-pound bruiser should make the Wolves a lot tougher inside.

    By JERRY ZGODA, Star Tribune
    Last update: September 28, 2010 - 7:14 AM


    MANKATO - As youthful and naive as they might be, these Timberwolves possess enough good sense that they already have reached the same conclusion about new teammate Nikola Pekovic.

    "I'm making him my new best friend," Wolves guard Wayne Ellington said. To hear assistant general manager Tony Ronzone tell it, Pekovic's 6-10, 290-pound body is made as much from tungsten carbide as bone and flesh.

    And don't forget the no-nonsense haircut and bicep tattoo that displays a sworded warrior standing upon a bed of skulls.

    "I don't think nobody has the guts to challenge Pek to a fight, nobody," forward Michael Beasley said. "Pek is 300 pounds, he's 6-10 and he's from Serbia. I don't think nobody wants to challenge him."

    Pekovic arrived in Minnesota last week from Montenegro as unknown as anyone on a completely remodeled Timberwolves roster filled with questions.

    YouTube clips show a bruising center tethered to the basket during his last two pro seasons played for a Greek team in the Euroleague.

    Live and in person, Pekovic -- who the Wolves selected with the second round's first pick in 2008 -- is mobile, huge and perhaps a little less intimidating that he is on video snippets.

    At least when he laughs and smiles.

    "He wants to make friends with us before he knocks a few teeth out," teammate Kevin Love said. "We're just hoping it's the other team and not us."

    Pekovic has landed in the NBA alone at age 24, in a city where teammate Darko Milicic is the only real link between his former life and his new one.

    He is here, so far from home, for one simple reason.

    "I just want to find out that this is the big show," he said. "This is the dream of every European, and I think most Americans. Every guy who is playing basketball in the world dreams to come and play in the NBA."

    Milicic made the move when he was just 18, and has seven disappointing NBA seasons to show for a decision he almost certainly made too soon.
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    I can"t picture Beasley playing at SF , he's not that mobile for sf, his ball handling is poor , he's not that good 3 pt shooter either, also he's undersized for PF position and not the brightest player either on top all of that . He's the classical tweener I dont think he will be very sucessfull player in NBA. Miami made great decision to move him right on the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Srle View Post
    I can"t picture Beasley playing at SF , he's not that mobile for sf, his ball handling is poor , he's not that good 3 pt shooter either, also he's undersized for PF position and not the brightest player either on top all of that . He's the classical tweener I dont think he will be very sucessfull player in NBA. Miami made great decision to move him right on the time.
    yeah but you forgot to mention that he is playing in a team that basically has no SF, other than the underachiever Webster and an unproved rookie who might turn out to be the second coming of Corey Brewer
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    Does anyone else think Peković should start over Darko?
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    I can't imagine why Darko starts over anyone. Pekovic needs to keep the fouls under control though, fouled out in less than 14 minutes tonight in another ugly loss.
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    Peković slowly getting the hang of it. Career-high 27 pts (11/14 FG) and 11 rebounds in 25 minutes. Wolves beat the Nets.
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    Another big game for Nikola: team-high 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Wolves won.
    In the last 5 games he averaged 16.4 points and 9.8 rebounds while shooting 66% from the floor.
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    i must admit pekovic surprised me alot. i didn't belive he could be dominate force and more then role player in nba. lat night he was toying with demrcus. hope he can continiue like that
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    Minnesota after several years finally looks like a solid team and they are really fun to watch. Peković is doing great, which makes me proud and I hope he'll continue dominating the inside game like in the past few games. To be honest, I wasn't doubting Peković at all, he just needed space to show what he can do. He's pretty quick for a 2,11m guy, and that's something you can't find easy these days. Peković knows how to hustle, to make a space for him, he's a good rebounder and he'll be even better rebounder in NBA given the space. On the other hand I'm much surprised to see Ricky playing so mature, and how he gave a new dimension to this franchise, some kind of positive energy. I don't want to cast a bad spell on them, I hope we'll see this Minnesota in more important role in years to come.

    Oh, and Darko continuous to be a bluff. Nothing new there...

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    21 pts (9/10 FG) + 13 rebs as the Wolves lose to the Knicks.
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    Notice the Serbian flag on the plane

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Notice the Serbian flag on the plane
    Nice move there.

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    Career-high 30 points to go along with 12 rebs, 3 steals and 3 blocks.
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