Minnesota Timberwolves launch Nikola Pekovic’s All-Star campaign

Jan 15, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) dribbles the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) defends in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves’ center Nikola Pekovic is having an excellent season.

He is averaging 18.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. He’s shooting 53.2% from the field and 75.1% from the free throw line.

The Timberwolves are now trying to get Pekovic to join teammate Kevin Love in the All-Star game. Love was named an all-star last week.

The Timberwolves are calling Love and Pekovic the “Bruise Brothers” and dressing them like the famous “Blues Brothers” of Saturday Night Live and big screen fame.

The album cover features an artist’s rendering of Pekovic and Love dressed as the famed Blues Brothers and labeled “All-Star Edition.” Some of the songs on Pekovic’s side of the album include “It was only a Pek” and “I’m Still Learning English.” One track is written in Serbian and loosely translated to read “Meat Is the Best.”

The package sent to coaches also includes a poster with many of Pekovic’s accomplishments — he leads the league in second-chance points and points in the paint — and touts he and Love as one of the NBA’s “best duets.” It also includes a letter from Wolves president Flip Saunders.

Pekovic will miss the next 7-10 days with bursitis in his right ankle.

Topics: Kevin Love, Minnesota TImberwolves, Nikola Pekovic

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