T-Wolves Hope To Send Pekovic To All-Star Game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Getting a player into the All-Star Game, at least as a starter, is a fairly straightforward proposition — you get enough votes and you’re in. So teams are able to campaign for their guys and hope that a democratic process will deem their player a winner. In many ways, it’s a popularity contest, plain and simple. Getting into the All-Star Game as a reserve is a trickier procedure — coaches vote, based on some vague criteria, and the list of reserves always generates conversation.

Kevin Love made a late run at the polls to get voted into the All-Star starting lineup, and the campaign video from the Timberwolves surely didn’t hurt his chances. Now the T-Wolves are hoping to work the same magic for center Nikola Pekovic, who apparently is positioning himself Kevin Love’s running mate with this campaign, #PEKGOESTOO…
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VIDEO: Pek Goes Too

7 Comments

  1. damonbarta says:

    I am a Timberwolves fan, so I like to see Timberwolves make the All-Star team. However, I do not believe that Pekovic is an All-Star this year. He has improved a lot and helped the Wolves stay in the playoff race, but that alone doesn’t make him an All-Star.

    I think that the Wolves’ campaign to get Love voted in as a starter was warranted, but the later campaign for Pekovic took a little credibility away from such future campaigns from the Wolves. It sort of sounded to me like “we’ll campaign for anybody from our team rather than be objective.”

    Side note: Al Jefferson and DeMarcus Cousins got robbed.

  2. Justin says:

    I am a Timberwolves fan, so I like to see Timberwolves make the All-Star team. However, I do not believe that Pekovic is an All-Star this year. He has improved a lot and helped the Wolves stay in the playoff race, but that alone doesn’t make him an All-Star.

    I think that the Wolves’ campaign to get Love voted in as a starter was warranted, but the later campaign for Pekovic took a little credibility away from such future campaigns from the Wolves. It sort of sounded to me like “we’ll campaign for anybody from our team rather than be objective.”

    Side note: Al Jefferson and DeMarcus Cousins got robbed.

  3. hellon says:

    Pekovic to the All Star game?This really made me laugh…

  4. Durantula says:

    It’s nice to dream, but come on now………

  5. Rhedz says:

    Cousins and pekovic…i guess both are good but i will go for cousins but not if they have duncan then its a different story. Heres my top 10 entries.

    Duncan
    Cousins
    M.gasol
    Ibaka
    T.chandler
    Faried
    A.jefferson
    Pekovic
    Bogut
    P.gasol

  6. Fefe (Nets) says:

    Pekovic is not yet an All-Star but him getting consideration is well due.
    He clearly played well & consistently this season. And he will improve even more with time.
    He is very often overlooked by coaches and people who doesn’t seem to see that he plays very well.

    Now more deserving players this year are ahead of him (Davis, Cousins…etc). but him getting at least some consideration is not far fetched by far