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Gorgui Dieng | Center

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 233
College: Louisville
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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. Dec 16 - 9:49 PM

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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.
Dec 13 - 1:38 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).
Dec 6 - 1:01 AM

Gorgui Dieng racked up season highs of 15 points and 16 rebounds, and added two steals in Wednesday's loss to the Sixers.

Dieng has been valuable with Nikola Pekovic out and had his best game of his career tonight. He played a whopping 41 minutes and is averaging 8.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.4 blocks over his last five games. More blocks and consistent scoring would be nice, but he's worth hanging onto until Pekovic is finally back on the court.
Dec 4 - 1:24 AM

Gorgui Dieng played 23 foul-plagued minutes in Friday's win over the Lakers, scoring four points on 1-of-2 shooting with seven rebounds and eight assists but no steals or blocks.

Dieng did most of his damage in the fourth quarter to cap off a strange night, and he has returned top 60-75 value on the year. He'll be a must-own player even when Nikola Pekovic is healthy.
Nov 29 - 4:23 AM

Gorgui Dieng was barely part of the offense against the Bucks on Wednesday, making 1-of-3 from the field for and both free throws for four points with eight rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks in 36 minutes.

That's good for a microscopic 4.3 usage rate, which would probably make Nick Young demand a trade. Dieng is not going to be a usage rate guy anyway and his value will lie in blocks and boards. He's still a must-own player in all standard formats with Nikola Pekovic (ankle) out indefinitely.
Nov 27 - 2:05 AM

Wolves C Gorgui Dieng struggled to defend DeMarcus Cousins on Saturday, but he still finished with 12 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 39 minutes.

When Flip Saunders was asked before the game what his goal for Dieng would be, in a tough matchup with Cousins, he replied, "Survival." That sounds about right, and the second-year big man did a serviceable job, especially since the Wolves deployed Anthony Bennett at PF alongside him. Nikola Pekovic isn't expected back until after Thanksgiving, leaving Dieng with another unimpeded start on Wednesday.
Nov 22 - 11:22 PM

Gorgui Dieng blocked three shots in 30 minutes against the Spurs on Friday with nine points, 10 rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He is going to get at least a couple more starts and it could be a lot more because there is some concern Nikola Pekovic (ankle, wrist, personal) could have long-term lingering issues. Dieng should be owned in every fantasy league.
Nov 21 - 11:30 PM

Gorgui Dieng had a somewhat underwhelming performance in the starting lineup on Wednesday with eight points, seven boards, four assists, five steals and one block in 32 minutes.

The steals made this line and Dieng should be putting up double-doubles in at least the next two games with Nikola Pekovic (ankle, personal, wrist) out. He averaged 12.2 points, 12.0 boards and 1.7 blocks in his 15 starts last year. Dieng should be owned in all leagues.
Nov 20 - 2:11 AM

Gorgui Dieng will enter the starting lineup Wednesday in place of Nikola Pekovic (sprained right wrist).

Pekovic will be sidelined for the remainder of the week, giving Dieng at least two starts. With Pekovic it's always when, and not if, with regards to injuries as he's never made it through a full NBA season, and anytime he goes down Dieng will be primed for big numbers. Dieng was fantastic as a starter last year, averaging 12.2 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game, and He'll make for an excellent play in daily leagues as long as Pekovic is unable to go. If he's somehow available in your league, go ahead and pick him up.
Nov 18 - 3:33 PM

Gorgui Dieng came off the bench on Saturday against the Mavericks with 12 points, eight boards, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes.

Nikola Pekovic (leg) did not play in the second half perhaps because of the game coming on the second half of a back-to-back and the Wolves getting blown out. Dieng was so good while Pek was out last year, that it makes some sense to add him speculatively just about anywhere. Plus, he's already worth owning in standard leagues to begin with.
Nov 16 - 1:22 AM

Gorgui Dieng will move to the bench against the Mavericks on Saturday.

Friday night did not go well as the Wolves gave up a franchise record in scoring for the Pelicans. Dieng and Nikola Pekovic didn't play a single minute together last season, so coach Flip Saunders probably found out why. Still, Dieng is worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 15 - 8:06 PM

Gorgui Dieng will likely start again vs. Dallas on Saturday in place of Thaddeus Young (personal).

He had seven points, nine rebounds, two assists and one block in a start on Friday, but he was matched up with Anthony Davis for most of the night. Dieng will be a solid option in daily leagues or for owners in need of short-term value on Saturday. However, if an injury strikes the Minnesota frontcourt, Dieng instantly becomes a must-start option in standard leagues.
Nov 15 - 10:56 AM

Gorgui Dieng started for Thaddeus Young (personal) in Friday's massive blowout loss to the Pelicans, scoring seven points on 1-of-2 shooting with nine rebounds, two assists and one block in 29 minutes.

The Pelicans front line is a tough matchup for anybody and if there is any good news he had some nice moments against Anthony Davis. Like his teammates though, he struggled on the whole tonight. He's in for another big set of minutes in Saturday's game against the Mavs while Young is out on bereavement leave.
Nov 15 - 1:39 AM

Gorgui Dieng will start on Friday against the Pelicans.

Dieng is starting for Thad Young (personal) and he's about as good of a fit against Anthony Davis as one will find. It's still not a great matchup for him, but it will be interesting to see what he can to with a heavier load of minutes.
Nov 14 - 7:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Zach LaVine
3Mo Williams
SG1Kevin Martin
2Chase Budinger
3Troy Daniels
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
3Robbie Hummel
4Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Anthony Bennett
3Jeff Adrien
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Gorgui Dieng