Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic underwent successful surgery today to remove bone spurs in his right ankle.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Pekovic missed eight games during the 2011-12 season due to the bones spurs.

Pekovic appeared in 47 games for the Wolves this past season, averaging 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. He was 2nd in the NBA in field goal percentage at .564 and 18th with 181 offensive rebounds.