The Nikola Pekovic file

  • Updated: February 13, 2012 - 7:11 AM

Age: 26

Size: 6-11, 290 pounds

Hometown: Bijelo Polje, Montenegro

Favorite movies: "Gladiator," "Braveheart," "The Godfather."

Weight room warrior: Pekovic loves lifting weights. He usually bench presses around 330 pounds during the season but gets up to 360 in the offseason. "His mentality when it comes to training is, 'Let's get after it,' " Wolves strength and conditioning coach Keke Lyles said. "He'll always lift on off days. I'm like, 'Pek, we're playing four times in five nights. You have an off day. You've been playing 30 minutes a night. Take a day off.' But he always wants to get in, almost to a fault. I think he's unique in the sense of how consistent he is."

Thinking of home: Pekovic has a tattoo on his back and shoulders depicting the Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro, which was built on the side of a mountain cliff in the 17th century and dedicated to St. Basil of Ostrog. It's a popular pilgrimage destination for followers of different faiths. "For us, it's a special place," he said.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Pittsburgh - F. Liriano 11:35 AM
Cincinnati - J. Cueto
Tampa Bay - J. Odorizzi 11:35 AM
Baltimore - M. Gonzalez
Chicago Cubs - J. Hammel 12:05 PM
NY Yankees - M. Tanaka
St. Louis - J. Kelly 12:10 PM
Milwaukee - W. Peralta
NY Mets - D. Gee 2:40 PM
Arizona - B. McCarthy
Atlanta - J. Teheran 6:05 PM
Philadelphia - C. Lee
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - M. Pineda
Cleveland - Z. McAllister 6:08 PM
Detroit - A. Sanchez
Washington - T. Roark 6:10 PM
Miami - J. Fernandez
Seattle - F. Hernandez 7:05 PM
Texas - Y. Darvish
Boston - C. Buchholz 7:10 PM
Chicago WSox - J. Danks
Kansas City - J. Guthrie 7:10 PM
Houston - D. Keuchel
Toronto - R. Dickey 7:10 PM
Minnesota - M. Pelfrey
Oakland - T. Milone 9:05 PM
LA Angels - T. Skaggs
Colorado - J. De La Rosa 9:10 PM
San Diego - A. Cashner
Los Angeles - P. Maholm 9:15 PM
San Francisco - R. Vogelsong
Chicago 6:00 PM
Charlotte
Indiana 6:00 PM
Orlando
Atlanta 7:00 PM
Milwaukee
Dallas 7:00 PM
Memphis
Detroit 7:00 PM
Oklahoma City
Houston 7:00 PM
New Orleans
LA Lakers 7:00 PM
San Antonio
Brooklyn 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Miami
Utah 7:00 PM
Minnesota
Washington 7:00 PM
Boston
Toronto 7:00 PM
New York
Golden State 9:30 PM
Denver
LA Clippers 9:30 PM
Portland
Phoenix 9:30 PM
Sacramento
Montreal 6:00 PM
Tampa Bay
Columbus 6:30 PM
Pittsburgh
Dallas 9:00 PM
Anaheim
Philadelphia 6:30 PM
Red Bull New York
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Grade the Timberwolves season

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close