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Gorgui Dieng | Center

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 233
College: Louisville

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Gorgui Dieng started alongside Nikola Pekovic on Sunday, finishing with nine points, seven boards, four assists and one block in 28 minutes.
Dieng remains a must-own player and his production isn't likely to decline too much with Pek healthy, so don't overreact to the occasional quiet game. He posted 14 & 15 in 35 minutes on Friday and should quickly strike a balance between these extremes, beginning in Oklahoma City in Monday. Jan 25 - 8:47 PM

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Gorgui Dieng went for 14 and 15 with three assists and a block over 35 minutes in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.

Dieng is going to be a hard guy to take off the court and Flip Saunders is already talking about playing he and Nikola Pekovic (13 points, nine boards, 21 minutes) together some. If anything, it's a buy low moment if Dieng's current owner thinks Pek is going to significantly change his season-long outlook.
Jan 24 - 3:00 AM

Gorgui Dieng was questionable to play on Tuesday due to illness, yet he piled up 10 points, six assists, three steals and two blocks in the Wolves' road win in Indiana.

Dieng anchored the defense, as usual, and it's hard to imagine Nikola Pekovic's eventual return having a big impact on his production -- he's posting fourth-round value in a very sustainable 29 minutes per game. Minnesota has to be ecstatic about his rapid development, especially since they have affordable team options for him in 2015-16 ($1.5 million) and 2016-17 ($2.4 million).
Jan 13 - 10:12 PM

Gorgui Dieng (illness) is available to play Tuesday vs. Indiana.

It's hard to see anyone else starting, so owners can go ahead and get Dieng active for Tuesday's game. However, he will have a difficult matchup against the Pacers, so that is something to consider for people playing daily leagues.
Jan 13 - 5:47 PM

Gorgui Dieng (illness) did not practice on Monday.

The Wolves updates are coming fast and furious after shootaround, but there is no information as to whether or not Dieng will be able to play against the Pacers on Tuesday. The Wolves do only have three games this week, but Dieng has been an absolute stud in the past few weeks. Considering he has a day to recover, he's probably more likely to play.
Jan 12 - 2:48 PM

Gorgui Dieng was fantastic against the Spurs on Saturday with 18 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and four blocks in 31 minutes.

He's flirting with second-round value over the past month and is trending up, as well. The Wolves will get Nikola Pekovic back this month, but Dieng owners just have to keep him owned. Plus, he was already a late-round guy even before the Pek injury.
Jan 11 - 1:32 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored eight points with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one turnover in 38 minutes.

He suffered what looked to be a couple minor ankle tweaks, but he did play through them. Dieng has been healthy in his NBA career and he should be getting close to 26 minutes even with Nikola Pekovic (ankle) coming back soon. HIs owners can expect him to play on Friday unless he misses practice in the next two days.
Jan 8 - 2:43 AM

Gorgui Dieng put up some impressive stats against the Nuggets on Monday with 22 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and three blocks on 8-of-12 from the field and 6-of-6 from the line.

Hello there, Mr. Dieng. He's been quiet in the scoring column in his previous four with just 10.3 points per game, but today marked his eighth straight game with multiple blocks. The Wolves are going to give him minutes in the 20s even when Nikola Pekovic (ankle) comes back, so there's very little reason to be concerned about his outlook in about one month.
Jan 6 - 12:35 AM

Gorgui Dieng played 30 minutes during a 110-107 loss to the Kings on Thursday with 15 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

He had a minor ankle injury against the Jazz on Tuesday and it didn't seem to affect him. Dieng will have to worry about Nikola Pekovic (ankle) coming back, but the Wolves will likely still find a way to play him close to 30 minutes. He should be owned in all leagues.
Jan 1 - 11:22 PM

Gorgui Dieng's minor ankle injury didn't prevent him from playing 34 minutes vs. the Jazz on Tuesday, finishing with eight points, six rebounds, six assists, one steal and two blocks.

Dieng's career-high is eight assists and his versatility is a big reason he's established top-50 fantasy value in his second NBA season. Nikola Pekovic (ankle, wrist) is slowly working his way toward a return but there's no reason for Dieng's owners to fret -- his development will take precedence during a rebuilding season, and he doesn't need a ton of minutes to have a serious impact.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:36:00 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored eight points with six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 26 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

The timing of the bad game is worse because Nikola Pekovic (ankle) might be coming back soon. Still, Pek has dealt with a slew of injuries and he's one of the most injury prone players in the league, so keep Dieng owned across the board.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:50:00 AM

Gorgui Dieng's impressive run as a starter continued on Tuesday with 20 points on 6-of-10 FGs and 8-of-8 FTs, to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists, three steals and four blocks.

Dieng has solidified himself as a key part of the Wolves' future and owners must view him as a stable season-long asset, regardless of Nikola Pekovic's eventual return from wrist and ankle injuries. He's returning top-60 fantasy value in a mere 27.7 minutes per game this season, giving him tantalizing upside if his role ever increases.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Gorgui Dieng stayed hot on Tuesday with 12 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in a loss to the Wizards.

Nikola Pekovic's season is in some doubt and Dieng could start the rest of the way. And given his strong play since taking over, he should be owned in all leagues until further notice.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 09:49:00 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting (3-of-8 FTs) with nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a season-high four blocks over 37 minutes in Friday's loss.

Dieng's owners are enjoying his all-you-can-eat workload as he returns top 50-60 value on the season. Chaaaa ching.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored 15 points against the Rockets on Friday with six rebounds, two assists and three steals.

He did foul out and his last foul was one of the worst of the night. Dieng has at least another week of must-start value and it could be more with no return in sight for Nikola Pekovic (ankle, wrist).
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:01:00 AM

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