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Gorgui Dieng | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 240
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (21) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Gorgui Dieng scored 16 points with three 3-pointers against South Africa on Friday.
With coach Tom Thibodeau getting the band back together and adding Taj Gibson, it's possible Dieng loses some playing time. Dieng played 81.4 percent of his minutes next to Karl-Anthony Towns last season, so that percentage figures to drop. His game is one of the most fantasy-friendly ones you can find among non-stars, so he's still worth a look in later middle rounds. Sep 8 - 6:11 PM

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Gorgui Dieng ended up with 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and a steal over 37 minutes in Sunday's game against the Lakers.

Dieng's fantasy stat line was overshadowed by Andrew Wiggins (41 points) and Karl-Anthony Towns (40 points, 21 rebounds), but it was a very solid showing worthy of attention. The former standout at the University of Louisville has managed at least six boards and at least one blocked shot in nine of his past 10 outings. His offense comes and goes, and he certainly wasn't need in that area Sunday with Wiggins and KAT going off.
Apr 10 - 12:24 AM

Gorgui Dieng cooled off vs. the Blazers on Monday with eight points (3-of-8 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 39 minutes.

Every Wolves starter played 37+ minutes, so there's no indication that coach Tom Thibodeau will scale back the workloads for his studs with the playoffs out of reach. Dieng was averaging 13.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 blocks, 1.8 steals and 0.8 triples in his previous five games, so expect him to get back on track vs. the Warriors on Tuesday.
Apr 3 - 9:58 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored 11 points (3-of-8 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs) with eight rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and one triple in 38 minutes vs. the Kings on Saturday.

He's been on an absolute tear lately, averaging 13.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.2 blocks, 1.8 steals and 0.8 triples over his last five games. He's also hit a 3-pointer in three straight games for the first time in his career. With five games on the schedule next week, Dieng is a must-start player in all formats.
Apr 1 - 11:27 PM

Gorgui Dieng hit 4-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer on his way to 11 points, a season-high 15 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in Thursday's easy 119-104 win over the Lakers.

Leave it to the Lakers to give up one of Dieng's best lines of the season, if not ever. Dieng was coming in hot though and has now scored in double digits in four straight games. Dieng has turned it around in the past 10 days or so, averaging 13.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 dimes, 1.2 steals, 2.0 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers over his last five games.
Mar 30 - 10:52 PM

Gorgui Dieng hit 8-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 19 points, six rebounds, a steal and two blocks in a team-high 44 minutes on Tuesday.

This was one of Dieng's better lines of the season and he's scored in double figures in three straight games. His minutes are up and he's shooting it well right now, so if he was dropped in your league, he's certainly worth a look if you have a hole at power forward. Over his last three games, Dieng is averaging 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.3 blocks while playing 39 minutes per game.
Mar 28 - 10:41 PM

Gorgui Dieng finished with nine points, four rebounds, two assists and one triple before fouling out in 33 minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

He dropped a perfect pass from Ricky Rubio in the final minute and also committed a costly offensive foul in the seven-point loss. Dieng hit 4-of-6 from the field, but couldn't add any steals or blocks. His minutes are much safer with Nemanja Bjelica (foot) out of the picture and he had a decent game on Sunday with nine points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes, so his owners should stick with him for the final 12 games of the season.
Mar 22 - 12:52 AM

Gorgui Dieng, who went scoreless on Friday, finished Sunday's road game with nine points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks, making 3-of-4 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs in 35 minutes.

Dieng has been quiet lately, primarily due to the fact that he shot an uncharacteristic 36.9 percent over his past 10 games. The slump had to end sometime, and hopefully his play tonight will ignite a hot stretch with 13 games remaining in the regular season.
Mar 19 - 8:45 PM

Gorgui Dieng had a rough game vs. the Heat on Friday, finishing with zero points on seven missed shots.

This was his first game of the season in which he finished scoreless. He grabbed five rebounds with two assists and two blocks in 28 minutes, but there's still hope for his owners -- Nemanja Bjelica (foot) has been ruled out for the season which means Dieng's workload will be much safer going forward. Expect him to be bounce back vs. the Pelicans on Sunday.
Mar 17 - 11:16 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored seven points with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and four steals in 39 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

While he hasn't played well on the scoring side, Dieng is back to putting up elite defensive stats with 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks over his last five games. He's seen slightly more center minutes lately, which may also explain why he has 9.8 rebounds per game in that span. He's still a fine mid-round guy.
Mar 9 - 1:14 AM

Gorgui Dieng acknowledged that it's been tough for him to get involved in the offense with Zach LaVine (knee) on the sidelines.

"Honestly, I’ve been struggling without him on the court because I know a lot of stuff when I pop [off a screen] or a when I roll," Dieng said. "He knows when to hit me, where to give me the ball." Dieng was shooting 56.7 percent from the field prior to the LaVine injury, but since LaVine hit the sidelines, Dieng's field goal percentage has plummetted to 40.8 percent. Despite the lame shooting, Dieng has still be working with a top-100 evaluation since LaVine hit the sidelines, and he just has way too much upside to drop in most scenarios.
Mar 8 - 9:44 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored 13 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 37 minutes against the Spurs on Saturday.

He really needed a strong game and the Spurs going with two bigs for most of their run was just what the doctor ordered. While Dieng isn't lighting up the box scores, he's still been a 10th-round player since the break because he doesn't really pull his owners down anywhere. He's still a hold in all standard leagues.
Mar 5 - 12:28 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored seven points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Jazz on Wednesday.

He is in one of his worst slumps of the season. In his last five games, Dieng made just 35.1 percent from the field with averages of 7.2 points, 7.4 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.6 blocks and 1.8 steals in 27.8 minutes. His owners should still hold him in all standard leagues and hope he can bounce back on Saturday against the Spurs.
Mar 2 - 12:57 AM

Gorgui Dieng missed all eight of his field goal attempts in Monday's game against the Kings, finishing with just two points.

It wasn't a completely lost night for Dieng's fantasy owners, as he snagged 10 rebounds to go along with an assist and just two turnovers in 35 minutes. Dieng has double-digit rebounding totals in four of his past six outings, and the big man has quick hands, posting 15 steals over his past eight contests. Don't expect much in the way of offense from Dieng, especially playing next to Karl-Anthony Towns. However, Dieng gets his fair share of rebounds, steals and an occasional blocked shot.
Feb 28 - 1:08 AM

Gorgui Dieng double-doubled with 16 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday vs the Rockets.

Dieng finished an efficient 7-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line, adding two assists, four steals and one block in 36 minutes. The big man has slowed down considerably in February with averages of 7.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 0.4 blocks and 1.3 steals in his previous 11 games this month, so there's some buy-low appeal here for a guy who's still returning top-60 value in standard leagues on the season.
Feb 26 - 12:21 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeff Teague
2Tyus Jones
3Melo Trimble
SG1Andrew Wiggins
2Jamal Crawford
3Marcus Georges-Hunt
SF1Jimmy Butler
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Taj Gibson
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Justin Patton
3Cole Aldrich