Pekovic: One tough teddy bear

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 13, 2012 - 3:07 PM

Wolves center Nikola Pekovic stands 6-11, weighs 290 pounds and made his name with his muscles. But he's a softie. No, really.

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PooOnUFeb. 12, 12 8:52 PM

Dentists follow the Wolves games now for after-game repairs to opposing players jaws and fillings.

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metaltesterFeb. 12, 12 9:10 PM

I'm a Fan!

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Daniel888Feb. 12, 1210:22 PM

Love Pekovic's game. Now, GO FIND A PLAYER WHO CAN MAKE OUTSIDE SHOTS! and this team will be hard to beat.

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jplamp9Feb. 12, 1210:52 PM

Pek's taken full advantage of the opportunity when Darko went down and will be the starting center the next decade. He's added offense & badly needed toughness to this team. He's fun to watch on the floor & at the game Friday they had a promo of him marching to some silly music on the scoreboard - it was hilarious & the crowd was howling.

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wayzata1985Feb. 12, 1211:11 PM

Thank goodness that Pek's can shoot free throws! He is "night to day" improvement over Darko who many time looks disinterested in the game.

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randyjkFeb. 13, 12 5:47 AM

it means that he is strong!

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penpalsFeb. 13, 12 6:11 AM

Now if the wolves learn to go to him in the second half like they do in the first........

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bassillFeb. 13, 12 9:28 AM

the best part he is 26 they still a player or two but they are a good team.

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rampsideFeb. 13, 1210:09 AM

He's got my vote for the "Alpha" of the pack.

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messyrabbitFeb. 13, 1210:21 AM

Pek has been a monster. And he looks to be for real. He gives me hope that they can win consistently this year, but they might not sort out their youthful ups and downs until next season. I'm still cautiously optimistic that they will make the playoffs this year...

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