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Gorgui Dieng | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 233
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (21) / UTA
Contract: view contract details

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Tom Thibodeau said that to this point the team hasn't had any meaningful discussions regarding a contract extension with Gorgui Dieng.
Minnesota has until Oct 31 to come to terms on an extension with Dieng, although it wouldn't be surprising to see him opt for free agency, given that he'll have every opportunity to increase his value this year as the starting power forward under Thibodeau. Dieng got off to a slow start last year, as Sam Mitchell gave too many minutes to Kevin Garnett and Nemanja Bjelica early on, but it's a safe bet that that won't be an issue with Thibs at the helm. He's a high-upside, mid-round target. Sep 21 - 10:03 AM

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Gorgui Dieng is not expected to play for Senegal in the Olympic Qualifiers.

Minnesota's offseason moves will impact Dieng's fantasy standing more than his offseason activities, but the extra rest certainly won't hurt the big man as he recovers in advance of next season beginning.
Jun 13 - 12:47 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored seven points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 24 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

The scoring wasn't there, but Dieng filled it up in the defensive categories. It's going to be very interesting to see what the Wolves do in the draft with likely a top-six pick, which could potentially take minutes from Dieng. He's not quite as strong of a DFS target in his final two games, too.
Apr 10 - 1:44 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored 18 points with 13 rebounds, two assists and one block in 34 minutes against the Kings on Thursday.

He finally bounced back despite Nemanja Bjelica going off. Dieng has seen Bjelica and Shabazz Muhammad take his playing time this month, but he was outstanding in this one. Coach Sam Mitchell didn't unleash him until January, so it'll be very interesting to see what happens to him next season. Keep him rolling the rest of the way.
Apr 8 - 12:47 AM

Gorgui Dieng played just 19 minutes vs. the Warriors on Tuesday, scoring 10 points with five rebounds, two blocks and one steal.

That's four games in a row under 23 minutes for Dieng, so hopefully he's not in coach Sam Mitchell's doghouse again. Nemanja Bjelica was hot last week for a couple games and Shabazz Muhammad was on fire tonight, so maybe that explains Dieng's low minutes. The Wolves will need his size against the Kings on Thursday, so his owners should give him another pass because he has way too much upside to drop.
Apr 6 - 2:17 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored four points with one rebound and two steals in 11 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

He had foul trouble in the first half with just six minutes and he just didn't have it tonight while Nemanja Bjelica did. This might be giving Dieng's owners flashbacks of November, but Dieng should be fine. He gets a great matchup for him on Sunday against the Mavs.
Apr 1 - 11:49 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored three points with 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

The limited playing time is nothing to worry about because none of the Wolves starters played more than 25 minutes. Dieng has been logging significant minutes for over a month with 32.5 minutes per game since the break, averaging 11.9 points, 7.7 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.5 steals in his previous games since the break. He's a must-start player.
Mar 30 - 11:06 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored 18 points with nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 40 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

He made a huge corner three to help get this game to OT. On the defensive side Dieng had at least two blocks in 10 of his last 11 games. He was showing a nice bump in scoring output earlier this month and was even at 14.3 points per game in February, but he's tailed off slightly. He's still a must-start player, of course.
Mar 25 - 10:23 PM

Gorgui Dieng notched 16 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks during Wednesday's 113-104 win vs. the Kings.

Dieng's impressive season continues. He made 7-of-10 FGs and 2-of-3 FTs tonight, with just one turnover, and his blend of across-the-board stats and remarkable efficiency have staked him to top-30 value over the past month (9-cat). It's a far cry from the beginning of the season, when Sam Mitchell was for some reason reluctant to play Dieng alongside Karl-Anthony Towns.
Mar 23 - 11:52 PM

Gorgui Dieng (hip) scored eight points with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 28 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

His hip injury has put him on the injury report in the last two games and his playing time was at 36 minutes on Friday. Dieng will get to heal up on Tuesday before he gets a favorable matchup against the Kings on Wednesday.
Mar 22 - 12:19 AM

Gorgui Dieng (hip) will start on Monday vs. the Warriors.

He said his hip was a little sore after Friday's game, but he's had a couple days off to recover. Dieng has been excellent lately and is coming off a 13-point performance with nine boards, five assists, two steals, one block and one turnover, so he belongs in all lineups.
Mar 21 - 7:33 PM

Gorgui Dieng (hip) scored 13 points on 3-of-11 shooting Friday, to go with nine boards, five assists, two steals, one block and one turnover in 36 minutes.

Dieng said after the game that his hip was sore throughout Friday's contest, but he'll go in for treatment on Saturday and is hopeful to be available for Monday's game against Golden State. For now we'll be considering him questionable for Monday, and if he's not able to give it a go, Nemanja Bjelica, Adreian Payne and Greg Smith would have the opportunity for some extended minutes.
Mar 19 - 12:33 AM

Gorgui Dieng (sore left hip) is available to play vs. the Rockets on Friday.

Dieng was never in real danger of sitting out and he should see a full slate of minutes in a terrific matchup vs. Houston. Deploy him as normal.
Mar 18 - 7:11 PM

Gorgui Dieng (sore left hip) is expected to play on Friday vs. the Rockets.

His hip was sore on Thursday, but he's been getting a lot of treatment in the past 24 hours and fully expects to give it a go. He was listed as probable, so this isn't a surprise. We'll have confirmation before tip-off, but Dieng can be penciled into lineups for now.
Mar 18 - 1:17 PM

Gorgui Dieng (sore left hip) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Rockets.

Unless his status changes after Friday morning's shootaround, owners can expect Deing to give it a go tomorrow. He'll draw an extremely favorable matchup against the Rockets, so Dieng will be on the radar as a potential DFS target on Friday night.
Mar 17 - 3:30 PM

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PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
4John Lucas
5Toure Murry
SG1Zach LaVine
2Rasual Butler
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Brandon Rush
4Tayshaun Prince
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Nikola Pekovic
4Jordan Hill