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Nikola Pekovic

\Nee-ko-lah Peck-oh-vich\

Nikola Pekovic

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-11 ▪ Weight: 285 lbs.
Born: January 3, 1986 in Bijelo Polje, Montenegro
Draft: Minnesota Timberwolves, 2nd round (1st pick, 31st overall), 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 27, 2010
Experience: 5 years

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2010-11 25 MIN NBA C 65 11 887 136 263 .517 0 0 136 263 .517 .517 87 114 .763 90 103 193 27 18 35 91 181 359
2011-12 26 MIN NBA C 47 35 1264 256 454 .564 0 0 256 454 .564 .564 139 187 .743 181 165 346 31 29 31 87 98 651
2012-13 27 MIN NBA C 62 62 1959 385 741 .520 0 0 385 741 .520 .520 241 324 .744 230 315 545 53 43 50 101 143 1011
2013-14 28 MIN NBA C 54 54 1663 379 701 .541 0 0 379 701 .541 .541 186 249 .747 206 262 468 50 30 23 84 129 944
2014-15 29 MIN NBA C 2 2 59 9 22 .409 0 0 9 22 .409 .409 4 5 .800 9 9 18 1 0 1 6 6 22
Career NBA 230 164 5832 1165 2181 .534 0 0 1165 2181 .534 .534 657 879 .747 716 854 1570 162 120 140 369 557 2987

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2010-11 25 MIN NBA C 65 11 13.6 2.1 4.0 .517 0.0 0.0 2.1 4.0 .517 1.3 1.8 .763 1.4 1.6 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.5 1.4 2.8 5.5
2011-12 26 MIN NBA C 47 35 26.9 5.4 9.7 .564 0.0 0.0 5.4 9.7 .564 3.0 4.0 .743 3.9 3.5 7.4 0.7 0.6 0.7 1.9 2.1 13.9
2012-13 27 MIN NBA C 62 62 31.6 6.2 12.0 .520 0.0 0.0 6.2 12.0 .520 3.9 5.2 .744 3.7 5.1 8.8 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.6 2.3 16.3
2013-14 28 MIN NBA C 54 54 30.8 7.0 13.0 .541 0.0 0.0 7.0 13.0 .541 3.4 4.6 .747 3.8 4.9 8.7 0.9 0.6 0.4 1.6 2.4 17.5
2014-15 29 MIN NBA C 2 2 29.5 4.5 11.0 .409 0.0 0.0 4.5 11.0 .409 2.0 2.5 .800 4.5 4.5 9.0 0.5 0.0 0.5 3.0 3.0 11.0
Career NBA 230 164 25.4 5.1 9.5 .534 0.0 0.0 5.1 9.5 .534 2.9 3.8 .747 3.1 3.7 6.8 0.7 0.5 0.6 1.6 2.4 13.0

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2010-11 25 MIN NBA C 65 11 887 5.5 10.7 .517 0.0 0.0 5.5 10.7 .517 3.5 4.6 .763 3.7 4.2 7.8 1.1 0.7 1.4 3.7 7.3 14.6
2011-12 26 MIN NBA C 47 35 1264 7.3 12.9 .564 0.0 0.0 7.3 12.9 .564 4.0 5.3 .743 5.2 4.7 9.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 2.5 2.8 18.5
2012-13 27 MIN NBA C 62 62 1959 7.1 13.6 .520 0.0 0.0 7.1 13.6 .520 4.4 6.0 .744 4.2 5.8 10.0 1.0 0.8 0.9 1.9 2.6 18.6
2013-14 28 MIN NBA C 54 54 1663 8.2 15.2 .541 0.0 0.0 8.2 15.2 .541 4.0 5.4 .747 4.5 5.7 10.1 1.1 0.6 0.5 1.8 2.8 20.4
2014-15 29 MIN NBA C 2 2 59 5.5 13.4 .409 0.0 0.0 5.5 13.4 .409 2.4 3.1 .800 5.5 5.5 11.0 0.6 0.0 0.6 3.7 3.7 13.4
Career NBA 230 164 5832 7.2 13.5 .534 0.0 0.0 7.2 13.5 .534 4.1 5.4 .747 4.4 5.3 9.7 1.0 0.7 0.9 2.3 3.4 18.4

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
2010-11 25 MIN NBA C 65 11 887 7.6 14.8 .517 0.0 0.0 7.6 14.8 .517 4.9 6.4 .763 5.0 5.8 10.8 1.5 1.0 2.0 5.1 10.2 20.1 100 111
2011-12 26 MIN NBA C 47 35 1264 10.4 18.5 .564 0.0 0.0 10.4 18.5 .564 5.7 7.6 .743 7.4 6.7 14.1 1.3 1.2 1.3 3.5 4.0 26.5 117 107
2012-13 27 MIN NBA C 62 62 1959 10.2 19.6 .520 0.0 0.0 10.2 19.6 .520 6.4 8.6 .744 6.1 8.3 14.4 1.4 1.1 1.3 2.7 3.8 26.7 115 106
2013-14 28 MIN NBA C 54 54 1663 11.2 20.8 .541 0.0 0.0 11.2 20.8 .541 5.5 7.4 .747 6.1 7.8 13.9 1.5 0.9 0.7 2.5 3.8 28.0 117 108
2014-15 29 MIN NBA C 2 2 59 7.9 19.2 .409 0.0 0.0 7.9 19.2 .409 3.5 4.4 .800 7.9 7.9 15.7 0.9 0.0 0.9 5.2 5.2 19.2 91 108
Career NBA 230 164 5832 10.1 18.9 .534 0.0 0.0 10.1 18.9 .534 5.7 7.6 .747 6.2 7.4 13.6 1.4 1.0 1.2 3.2 4.8 25.9 114 107

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
2010-11 25 MIN NBA C 65 887 11.2 .573 .000 .433 11.0 13.2 12.1 4.8 1.0 3.0 22.5 19.4 0.2 0.5 0.6 .035 -3.0 -0.7 -3.6 -0.4
2011-12 26 MIN NBA C 47 1264 21.4 .607 .000 .412 15.8 14.6 15.2 4.6 1.2 1.8 14.0 21.9 3.6 0.9 4.5 .170 1.7 -0.3 1.4 1.3
2012-13 27 MIN NBA C 62 1959 20.2 .572 .000 .437 13.0 19.0 15.9 4.9 1.1 2.0 10.3 22.5 4.6 2.1 6.7 .163 0.4 -0.3 0.1 1.1
2013-14 28 MIN NBA C 54 1663 20.7 .582 .000 .355 13.1 17.6 15.3 5.2 0.9 1.1 9.4 22.9 4.3 1.5 5.9 .169 1.0 -0.9 0.2 0.9
2014-15 29 MIN NBA C 2 59 10.1 .455 .000 .227 17.4 17.2 17.3 2.7 0.0 1.2 19.9 22.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.001 -2.7 -3.0 -5.7 -2.3
Career NBA 230 5832 19.1 .582 .000 .403 13.4 16.7 15.0 4.9 1.0 1.8 12.6 22.0 12.6 5.1 17.7 .145 0.3 -0.5 -0.2 0.6

Shooting data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-10-30

Shooting

2-Pt Field Goals 3-Pt Field Goals
% of FGA by Distance FG% by Distance Dunks Corner Heaves
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP FG% Dist. 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P %Ast'd %FGA Md. %Ast'd %3PA 3P% Att. Md.
2010-11 25 MIN NBA C 65 887 .517 3.8 1.000 .502 .437 .053 .008 .000 .517 .629 .435 .214 .000 .566 .057 11 0 0
2011-12 26 MIN NBA C 47 1264 .564 2.8 1.000 .694 .278 .024 .004 .000 .564 .660 .373 .091 .000 .629 .066 29 0 0
2012-13 27 MIN NBA C 62 1959 .520 3.6 1.000 .574 .381 .045 .001 .000 .520 .654 .344 .303 .000 .649 .049 33 0 0
2013-14 28 MIN NBA C 54 1663 .541 3.9 1.000 .552 .379 .053 .014 .000 .541 .638 .436 .270 .500 .604 .029 16 0 0
2014-15 29 MIN NBA C 2 59 .409 3.1 1.000 .682 .273 .045 .000 .000 .409 .533 .167 .000 .333 .000 0 0 0
Career NBA 230 5832 .534 3.5 1.000 .584 .365 .044 .007 .000 .534 .647 .391 .250 .333 .618 .046 89 0 0

Play-by-play data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-10-30

Play-by-Play

Position Estimate +/- Per 100 Poss. Turnovers
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PG% SG% SF% PF% C% On Court On-Off Off. Foul Bad Pass Lost Ball Other PGA And-1 SF Drawn FGA Blkd
2010-11 25 MIN NBA C 65 887 3% 97% -11.7 -6.1 29 6 22 34 59 6 45 34
2011-12 26 MIN NBA C 47 1264 100% -1.5 +0.9 18 9 31 29 74 19 87 70
2012-13 27 MIN NBA C 62 1959 100% -0.4 +3.6 34 12 36 19 123 28 150 86
2013-14 28 MIN NBA C 54 1663 100% +7.4 +8.3 25 18 25 16 121 30 128 70
2014-15 29 MIN NBA C 2 59 100% -5.9 -22.6 1 0 1 4 2 1 3 5
Career NBA 230 5832 100% -0.2 +2.6 107 45 115 102 379 84 413 265

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Nikola Pekovic 6.7 5.9 4.5 0.6
Emeka Okafor 93.0 7.1 5.8 4.0 1.0
Jim Fox 91.7 6.1 5.6 3.9 0.6
Rick Mahorn 90.0 6.2 5.9 4.8 1.8
Bob Rule 86.5 7.8 6.4 5.2 0.5
Jack Nichols 86.3 6.7 4.3 4.1 0.3
Ralph Sampson 86.0 6.2 6.0 5.0 2.2
Gheorghe Muresan 84.5 8.0 5.3 4.1 1.3
Neal Walk 83.2 7.1 6.8 5.1 2.1
Gene Moore 83.0 5.7 5.0 4.5 1.9
Don Otten 82.5 8.5 5.8 4.9 1.7
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Nikola Pekovic 6.7 5.9 4.5 0.6
Gheorghe Muresan 83.0 8.0 5.3 4.1 1.3 0.3 -0.1
Don Otten 82.5 8.5 5.8 4.9 1.7
DeMarcus Cousins 80.5 7.9 4.4 4.2 1.1
Bob Houbregs 77.3 6.9 4.5 2.8 0.2
Bob Rule 76.3 7.8 6.4 5.2 2.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
Ralph Sampson 75.3 6.2 6.0 5.0 2.2 1.1 0.6 -0.2 -0.3 -0.6
Bill McGill 74.4 7.1 4.6 3.1 2.2 -0.1
Manny Leaks 68.9 7.3 5.2 1.1 0.8 0.2 -0.2
Gene Moore 68.5 6.8 5.7 5.0 4.5 1.9 0.8 0.0
Kosta Koufos 68.2 6.5 3.5 2.7 1.3 0.2 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Weekly & Monthly Awards

Player of the Week: 1 time (Show/Hide)

Games
2014-15 NBA 2 (1)

Offensive Rebounds
2014-15 NBA 9 (1)

Total Rebounds
2014-15 NBA 18 (6)

Turnovers
2014-15 NBA 6 (10)

Field Goal Pct
2011-12 NBA .564 (3)

Rebounds Per Game
2014-15 NBA 9.0 (10)

True Shooting Pct
2011-12 NBA .607 (7)

Effective Field Goal Pct
2011-12 NBA .564 (5)

Offensive Rebound Pct
2011-12 NBA 15.8 (1)
2012-13 NBA 13.0 (9)
2013-14 NBA 13.1 (6)

   

Transactions

August 2, 2005: As part of a 5-team trade, traded by the Miami Heat (as a future 2008 2nd round draft pick) with Qyntel Woods, Albert Miralles and a 2006 2nd round draft pick (Edin Bavcic was later selected) to the Boston Celtics; the Boston Celtics traded Antoine Walker to the Miami Heat; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Andre Emmett, James Posey and Jason Williams to the Miami Heat; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Greg Ostertag to the Utah Jazz; the Miami Heat traded Eddie Jones to the Memphis Grizzlies; the Miami Heat traded Rasual Butler to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets; the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets traded Roberto Duenas to the Miami Heat; the Utah Jazz traded Curtis Borchardt to the Boston Celtics; the Utah Jazz traded Raul Lopez to the Memphis Grizzlies; and the Utah Jazz traded Kirk Snyder to the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets.

January 26, 2006: Traded by the Boston Celtics (as a future 2008 2nd round draft pick) with Marcus Banks, Mark Blount, Ricky Davis, Justin Reed and a 2006 2nd round draft pick (Craig Smith was later selected) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Dwayne Jones, Michael Olowokandi, Wally Szczerbiak and a 2009 1st round draft pick (Jonny Flynn was later selected).

June 26, 2008: Drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2nd round (31st pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
2010-11 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA $4,000,000
2011-12 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA $4,503,600
2012-13 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA $4,837,200
2013-14 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA $12,100,000
Career (may be incomplete) $25,440,800

Contract

Free Agent, Player, Team, or Early Termination option
Team 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Minnesota Timberwolves $12,100,000 $12,100,000 $12,100,000 $11,600,000
  • Signed August 15, 2013 for an assumed $60,000,000 for 5 years.

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