Nikola Pekovic

Nikola Pekovic (MIN) – “Pek” nike

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MIN Center: 6’11, 307 lbs; 7th year, Serbia

 NBA Role: offensive center • UnderDOG

Pek is strong, Pek is skilled, and Pek don’t like to play defense!; mired w/ injury after injury – when healthy, Pek was one of the top scoring centers in the NBA; has a few moves for a gargantuan, 300-pound man – comfortable lifting hooks over either shoulder, can step out and shoot the J, features counters, fakes, & more!; well-built (fake rumor has it he lifts 13 times/day), stationary base makes Pek extremely difficult to move in the lane but you know what it also means? *whispers* he can’t slide his feet & protect the basket; has barely played the last couple years – Pek could be outstanding if he buys into an exclusively scoring role off the bench similar to Enes Kanter in OKC; but on some real…is Pek in Minnesota’s long-term plans? No.

DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Shot: righty hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 12.6 points/game, 6.7 rebounds/game, 52% FG
  • Avg. career-high 17.5 points/game (2013-14)