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Gorgui Dieng | Center/Forward

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 233
College: Louisville
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Gorgui Dieng played 33 minutes off the bench on Wednesday during a 100-85 loss to the Nuggets, scoring eight points with 10 rebounds, one steal and two blocks.
Nikola Pekovic returned and was on a minutes limit, which should continue because his ankles can't sustain 30 minutes per game. Dieng is worth owning in all leagues and holds top-30 upside if Pek needs to miss time. Mar 5 - 12:10 AM

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Gorgui Dieng started with Nikola Pekovic (ankles) out and double-doubled with 10 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 39 minutes on Monday against the Clippers.

Owners can write these numbers in pen whenever Pekovic is not on the floor and even if Pek comes back and plays a bit, there should be no panic whatsoever about Dieng.
Mar 2 - 11:55 PM

Gorgui Dieng played 39 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday with 13 points, nine rebounds and two steals.

With Nikola Pekovic only getting 12 minutes, Dieng picked up a lot of playing time. We still don't know for sure why, but Dieng has to be owned in all leagues because he is capable of being an early-round guy. If he was dropped, go get him.
Feb 28 - 11:05 PM

Gorgui Dieng was quiet on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-2 shooting with five rebounds and one steal in 25 minutes.

Dieng has hit a rough patch and owners will simply want to get him on the bench. He's a very good buy low candidate if your trade deadline hasn't passed.
Feb 28 - 2:11 AM

Gorgui Dieng came off the bench for six points, seven rebounds, a steal and zero blocks in 25 minutes on Wednesday.

Kevin Garnett started after Adriean Payne got the call in the last game, while Nikola Pekovic continues to play as many minutes as he can handle until his feet fall off. And all it really means is that the Wolves still won't sniff the playoffs, and Dieng won't be nearly as fun to own as he should be. Dieng is still worth owning, of course, but is far less reliable than he should be at this point in his career.
Feb 26 - 12:22 AM

Gorgui Dieng played 27 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Rockets with seven points, 14 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block.

He is probably going to stick in a bench role because the Wolves are extremely shorthanded. Only eight players logged more than five minutes tonight, so there will be plenty of chances for Dieng. Now that coach Flip Saunders is playing him next to Nikola Pekovic, Dieng is a must-start player. Pek had 16 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 34 minutes.
Feb 23 - 11:08 PM

Gorgui Dieng went for 15 and 12 with two blocks in 38 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Anthony Bennett started and left the game after just nine minutes of action due to a leg injury, and the Wolves aren't exactly teeming with power forward options so Dieng and Nikola Pekovic combined for 74 minutes tonight. It doesn't really matter what happens with injury-prone Pekovic, Dieng is going to be just fine for the rest of the year.
Feb 21 - 1:47 AM

Gorgui Dieng will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Suns.

Anthony Bennett will replace Dieng in the starting lineup, with Nikola Pekovic starting at the center spot. This is unfortunate for owners of Dieng, but they should remain patient, as it's only a matter of time until Pekovic finds himself on the sidelines showing off his suit collection.
Feb 20 - 7:57 PM

Gorgui Dieng played just 14 minutes for two points, two rebounds, two assists and one turnover against the Warriors on Wednesday.

For some reason, the Wolves played Nikola Pekovic 34 minutes tonight, so that's dangerous territory. Plus, Thaddeus Young also had 37 minutes, which may be due to the team trying to trade him. Whatever the reason, it'll be just a matter of time before the Dieng gets minutes because Pek will get hurt or some way he'll get minutes. His owners just need to hang in there.
Feb 11 - 11:51 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored six points on 3-of-6 shooting with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal and five blocks in 24 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Nikola Pekovic played 24 minutes and had 14 points with eight boards, but let's be real, he isn't keeping Dieng out of a must-start status.
Feb 10 - 2:13 AM

Gorgui Dieng struggled with foul trouble in Friday's win and finished with just four points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes.

This might be your best and last buy-low moment. Nikola Pekovic might not play in both back-to-backs for the rest of the year, and even if Flip Saunders hadn't said that we'd still be bullish on Dieng's value.
Feb 7 - 2:21 AM

Gorgui Dieng played 27 minutes against the Heat on Wednesday with 13 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one block.

Nikola Pekovic is dealing with ankle soreness and it would appear Dieng is going to get more minutes because of it. There is still a small buy-low window to get him as one of the better non-star centers to own in standard leagues -- Hassan Whiteside is not a non-star, apparently.
Feb 5 - 12:35 AM

Gorgui Dieng went for nine and nine with two assists in 21 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Mavs.

Nikola Pekovic started and logged his standard 27 minutes but Dieng's owners shouldn't be concerned at all. Pek is a Grade-A injury risk and the Wolves will probably increase Dieng's minutes throughout the year even if Pek does stay healthy. This is a neon green sign to buy Dieng low.
Feb 3 - 2:42 AM

Gorgui Dieng played 20 minutes against the Cavs on Saturday with four points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

He had a bad game and missed all three attempts from the field. Dieng's minutes are likely going to be in the low 20s while Nikola Pekovic is healthy, but he's still able to put up late-round value even in that amount of playing time. Plus, he becomes a top-40 guy when Pek goes down. A savvy owner would try to buy low now before Pek misses time, which seems like a matter of when not if.
Feb 1 - 12:20 AM

Gorgui Dieng will come off the bench on Saturday against the Cavs.

First things first, do not even think about dropping Dieng. He's a wonderful per-minute player in fantasy leagues and he should see minutes in the mid-20s. He's still likely to put up mid-to-late round value.
Jan 31 - 7:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Lorenzo Brown
SG1Kevin Martin
2Gary Neal
3Chase Budinger
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Anthony Bennett
3Kevin Garnett
4Adreian Payne
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Justin Hamilton