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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 (concussion), Kevin Garnett (knee) and Gary Neal (ankle) will not play on Wednesday.
The Wolves' injury report has been a nightmare since the All-Star break, and they clearly don't like playing guys at less than 100 percent. Dieng had a nice season with averages of 9.7 points, 8.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steal, and the concerns over Nikola Pekovic's durability should make him a nice target in fantasy drafts next season. Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne will be playing heavy minutes vs. the Thunder tonight. Apr 15 - 11:14 AM

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Gorgui Dieng (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans.

With the Wolves having nothing to play for, there's a decent chance Dieng spends the remainder of the season on the sidelines, and it's safe to drop him on all re-draft leagues. Justin Hamilton will continue to get all the run he can handle, and he's someone to consider in daily leagues.
Apr 12 - 2:11 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) is out for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

There has been no sign of Dieng being able to play again this season. The Wolves continue to rule him out hours before the game and we haven't seen anything regarding him proceeding in the NBA's concussion protocol. Justin Hamilton will start and is worth a long look in standard leagues.
Apr 11 - 3:28 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers, as expected.

Dieng is still dealing with grogginess, and he still has not joined the team on their road trip, so chances are he won't play Sunday vs. Golden State either. Justin Hamilton will continue to get all the run he can handle with zero depth behind him, and he's worth owning in all leagues. Dieng may be done for the season, and it makes sense to send him to the waiver wire in all standard re-draft leagues.
Apr 9 - 2:41 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) will not play Tuesday vs. the Kings, as expected.

He's not even traveling with the team right now on their current four-game road trip, and there's a chance he spends the remainder of the 2014-15 season on the sidelines. Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne will continue to log heavy minutes for Minnesota as the few remaining healthy bigs on the roster, and Hamilton is the guy to own in standard leagues.
Apr 7 - 4:09 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) is not traveling with the team on their four-game road trip.

He could be out for the rest of the season. There's still a chance Dieng can join the team later in the trip, but that doesn't usually happen. Considering how the Wolves have been cautious with their guys, Dieng could be out for the year. Justin Hamilton should be owned in all standard leagues.
Apr 6 - 2:22 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) will not play Friday vs. the Magic, as expected.

He was for some reason listed as questionable earlier, but he never really had a shot at suiting up for this one. The Wolves don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Kings, so there's a chance Dieng clears the league's concussion protocol by then, and we'll be considering him questionable. With Dieng out, Adreian Payne and Justin Hamilton will get plenty of run.
Apr 3 - 7:00 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

On Thursday the Timberwolves said that Dieng would not play, but now they are listing him as questionable. We're going to consider him on the doubtful side of that questionable tag as there haven't been any reports of him passing the leagues concussion protocal, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. If he can't go, look for Adreian Payne and Justin Hamilton to log major minutes for Minnesota.
Apr 3 - 12:40 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) will not play Friday against the Magic.

The Timberwolves don't play again until Tuesday vs. the Kings, so we'll be considering Dieng questionable for that one. With Dieng out, Justin Hamilton will continue to start for the Wolves, but he can only be viewed as a low-end option at the center spot for owners in deep leagues. With no clear return date in sight, Dieng is a cut-candidate in most leagues.
Apr 2 - 4:56 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game vs. the Raptors.

That leaves Justin Hamilton and Adreian Payne as the only truly healthy big men on the roster, and Payne will again be forced into heavy minutes on Wednesday. Hamilton will get the start again on Wednesday, and he's slowly been seeing his minutes increased, so he's worth a look in most leagues given his upside. Payne logged 32 minutes of action on Monday, but only managed to put up five rebounds, two assists, and a steal with four turnovers while missing all seven of his field goal attempts, so he's not a great option in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 4:24 PM

Gorgui Dieng (concussion-like symptoms) will not play on Monday against the Jazz.

The Wolves are razor thin with their depth and it sounds like Sunday's injury will cost him multiple games. Dieng's fantasy owners are in a really bad spot with only two more games this week (Wednesday and Friday), so it's very tough to play him in a weekly league. Justin Hamilton would likely start and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 30 - 2:01 PM

Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) is questionable to play on Monday against the Jazz.

Dieng was able to play just over nine minutes in Sunday's game before going down, so it would be a mild surprise if he's able to rebound just one day later and return to action for this one. Justin Hamilton, who had 11 points, five rebounds, a steal, a block and a triple in 23 minutes on Sunday, would likely get the call if Dieng can't suit up. Nikola Pekovic (ankle) remains out indefinitely.
Mar 30 - 10:38 AM

Gorgui Dieng (facial contusion) will not be able to return to Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

The Wolves have been battered by injuries, so hopefully this isn't anything serious. The Wolves play the Jazz on Monday, so we will go ahead and consider Dieng questionable for that contest. We will pass along any additional details as soon as we know more. If Dieng is unable to play Monday, Justin Hamilton, Adreian Payne and Anthony Bennett would have to step up with Hamilton offering the most upside.

Gorgui Dieng took a hard fall in the first quarter of Sunday's game and he was replaced by Justin Hamilton to begin the second half.

The last thing the snake-bit Wolves needs is yet another injury. All signs point to Dieng sitting out the rest of Sunday's game but for now we're considering him questionable to return. Hamilton is himself just returning from an extended absence, but he's an intriguing fantasy pickup whether or not Dieng misses time.
Mar 29 - 5:24 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, three steals and three blocks in Monday's road win over the Jazz.

Dieng struggled rebounding against the Stifle Tower, but everything else was going for him last night. He's working on a top-30 season and those that had him high on draft sheets have to be thrilled right now.
Mar 24 - 12:01 AM

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
5Arinze Onuaku
C1Nikola Pekovic
2Justin Hamilton