Wolves, Pekovic know game needs more finesse

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 14, 2013 - 11:56 PM

Wolves tell burly center that new skills will enhance his game.

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ljb6599Apr. 15, 13 7:32 AM

How about a focus to improve conditioning to stay on the court vs frequently being injured......

matthewJamesApr. 15, 13 7:43 AM

His game isn't finesse. Can't make an apple out of an orange. Sign him to a decent contract, but one that is worthy of a last place team.

hjlazniApr. 15, 13 9:48 AM

The writer has not watched recent games whence Pek shot 12 foot jump shots similar to Jefferson. Both Pek and Jefferson are really big forwards and are not true centers. Peks presence pushes Love farther from the basket to get his shots.

ancientpagodApr. 15, 1311:33 AM

How many 12 foot jumpers? You can probably count them on two hands, maybe one, all year...

MuddyOasisApr. 15, 1312:32 PM

I wonder what people would think Hakeem was. Mostly because he's considered one of the best centers of all time and he is smaller than Pek, aka not a true center, in both height and weight.

freewheelerApr. 15, 1312:56 PM

Pek needs to learn how to finish around the basket, especially when he fouled. If I were the coaches in practice I would have players purposely bump and push on Pek while he tries to finish. He left a lot of 3 point plays on the floor this year as well as missed bunny's when he didn't get the call.

rzieskeApr. 15, 13 3:58 PM

Have the front office "elevate" their game. Piss him off like the Vikings did to Winfield and then see him sign elsewhere for less money.

audreychuckApr. 15, 13 8:08 PM

Oh, that's why his poor play got so many minutes. Management had to be sure what to give up on. Interesting how the league gives a new player three years or so to prove themselves deserving of hitting the jackpot. Either they burn out, max out ability, or just are tall. Then I thought, surely, he would adjust his game. No, he was never going to, never could. It took three years to realize he is a Shack dud - no money for you Pek. You wouldn't even learn one move, and you have a good free throw form. The basketball player with the slowest first step. I can already see him with narrow shoulders and a pot belly should he be humiliated and quit. He would take, despite team enforced options, 12M to be somewhere for next three years. Time to hit the weights again, someone is paying you.

vikesgr8fanApr. 16, 13 6:04 AM

When it comes to basketball skills, Pekovic is big and strong and...well, big and strong.

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