Nikola Pekovic's 2010/2011 rookie season in the NBA was hardly worth mentioning, but ‘Pek-citement' grew fast during his second campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Once handed the starting job, the Montenegrin center blossomed, compiling double-doubles night in, night out. A powerhouse in every sense, Pekovic was considered a strong candidate for 2011/2012 NBA Most Improved Player. The 26-year-old missed the EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round last summer due to injury, but Montenegro will hope to have him back in full strength in Slovenia next year.
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