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Continued: Secret is out: Pekovic does own a jump shot

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 13, 2013 - 12:52 AM

“He can make that shot,” Adelman said. “You don’t see him shoot it. But you see him work out, he can make a 15-foot jumper facing the basket. He just never looks for it. I just think that evolution is going to come. He’s a good free-throw shooter, and he can make that shot.”

Pekovic is averaging 16 points a game — third on the team behind the two Kevins, Love and Martin — on 52.2 percent shooting. That’s by far the best on the team — Dante Cunningham is a distant second, at 45.4 percent — but only 19th in the league.

“You know Pek: He loves the paint and inside,” Wolves point guard Ricky Rubio said. “It’s hard to get him out of the paint, but we have to spread the floor, and he has been practicing that. If he extend his shot outside the paint, it will make him even tougher to guard. If he makes all his low post and scoop shots that he’s taking, I mean why go outside? But if he expand his game, he’ll be an even better player and that’s going to help.”

Pekovic said he works on his jump shot daily, even if he might not use it in games even monthly.

“I just don’t use it,” he said. “Sometimes, I use. That’s my secret weapon.”

He never has attempted a three-point shot in his four-year NBA career, not even at the end of a quarter or 24-second shot clock. He shakes his head sideways and says, “That’s not me,” when asked if one will ever be forthcoming.

When asked about Pekovic possibly taking and making a three-point shot, Love mentioned nothing about Mayans.

“Don’t get too carried away,” Love said.

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