Nikola Pekovic: (Abdomen) Doubtful Saturday Staff

Update: Pekovic (abdomen) is doubtful to play Saturday in Portland, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Recommendation: Pekovic was removed in the first half of Thursday's loss to the Lakers due to an abdominal strain. The development adds to the litany of injury concerns for the Timberwolves this season. In his absence, Greg Stiemsma will likely get the start, though the greatest beneficiaries may be Derrick Williams and Dante Cunningham, who received 39 and 33 minutes, respectively, against the Lakers.

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