Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders said center Nikola Pekovic is finally feeling pain-free after dealing with a sore ankle at the end of the season.
Pekovic is expected to be a staple in the Timberwolves starting lineup for years to come and may become the focal point of the team's offense if they were to lose Kevin Love to free agency this off-season. As long as he enters next season with a full bill of health, he will remain a top 10 fantasy option at the center position. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett