On This Date In NBA History: January 3, Nikola Pekovic Was Born


Dec 15, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) smiles during overtime against the Dallas Mavericks at the Target Center. The Wolves defeated the Mavericks 114-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

1986 – Happy 27th birthday to Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic who is in his third NBA season. He has improved his scoring average each of the last two years and has developed into one of the better centers in the league. Last season, he was the NBA’s best offensive rebounder in addition to having one of the highest shooting percentages.

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