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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
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Gorgui Dieng had 12 points, 10 rebounds and a 3-pointer in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 116-108 loss to the Cavaliers.
Dieng hasn't exactly been killing it this season, but has been effective and tonight was his second consecutive double-double. He's getting 33 minutes a night and playing well enough to be owned in all leagues, even though he's not setting the league on fire. Feb 14 - 10:31 PM

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Gorgui Dieng had six rebounds and two steals on Wednesday, but he scored just two points on 1-of-4 shooting in 21 minutes of action.

Personal fouls took a toll tonight, but this is the third time in four games that Dieng has been held to single-digit scoring. The minutes have been there lately, though, and we've seen him go through mini slumps before. His owners should just keep the faith.
Feb 1 - 10:13 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored five points on 2-of-7 shooting vs. the Magic on Monday.

He matched his season-high with 14 rebounds in the win, adding three assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. While he still saw a solid workload, it's worth noting that Dieng didn't play down the stretch because Nemanja Bjelica provided a spark off the bench. That's happened quite a few times this season and Bjelica's floor spacing is crucial late in games, but Dieng's value is safe and he's locked in as a mid-round player the rest of the way.
Jan 30 - 11:04 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored 16 points with nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 34 minutes vs. the Suns on Tuesday.

He shot an impressive 8-of-11 from the field, but didn't attempt any 3-pointers or free throws. Dieng was coming off a four-point dud vs. the Nuggets in which he got into some foul trouble, but he returned to form tonight and is a must-start option until further notice. He gets a matchup with the Pacers on Thursday.
Jan 25 - 12:40 AM

Gorgui Dieng picked up three quick fouls and never got back on track Sunday, finishing with four points on 2-of-3 shooting in only 17 minutes of action.

Dieng added one board, one assist, two steals and one block without any turnovers. Shabazz Muhammad was excellent tonight and the Wolves found success with smaller lineups, all of which added to Dieng's disappointing output. There are more small-ball teams on the horizon this week, with matchups vs. the Suns, Pacers and Nets, but Dieng's owners shouldn't hesitate to deploy him.
Jan 22 - 10:30 PM

Gorgui Dieng racked up 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and four blocks against the Spurs on Tuesday.

He only played 29 minutes because coach Tom Thibodeau is starting to have more trust in Nemanja Bjelica due to his ability to stretch the floor late in games. However, Dieng is still producing at a high level and was coming off a 21-point game on Sunday. The presence of Bjelica is annoying, but Dieng's owners shouldn't be too concerned.
Jan 17 - 11:58 PM

After missing Monday's practice, Gorgui Dieng (illness) was back at practice on Tuesday.

Dieng is expected to be ready to roll on Tuesday night when the Wolves play the Spurs. Dieng is coming off one of his best games of the season, when he lit up the Mavs for a season high-21 points on 10-of-12 shooting and eight rebounds on Sunday.
Jan 17 - 12:57 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored a season high-21 points on 10-of-12 shooting during Sunday's 98-87 loss to the Mavericks, adding eight rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes.

Dieng was en fuego on the offensive end, as he regularly abused Dirk Nowitzki on his post ups. This was a nice bounce-back game after Friday's four-point, 1-of-10 shooting disaster, and while owners shouldn't expect this sort of offensive output on most nights, Dieng's steady stream of defensive statistics with solid shooting percentages has his him churning out steady mid-round value on the year.
Jan 15 - 5:02 PM

Gorgui Dieng made 1-of-10 from the field for four points with three rebounds, two assists and five fouls in 33 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

He's actually been a terrific shooter lately, making 54.4 percent from the field over his last 19. This bad game comes on two really rough ones with 25.5 minutes per game, so there's a good chance this is the low point. Plus, the Wolves are talking up Nemanja Bjelica. This may be the best chance to buy low on him. His owners should obviously stick with him.
Jan 14 - 12:04 AM

Gorgui Dieng's playing time was down for the second straight game on Wednesday, as he scored 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting with two boards, two assists and one block in 26 minutes of action.

Dieng logged 25 minutes vs. Dallas on Monday and he hasn't been in foul trouble in either game. Shabazz Muhammad's stellar play is the apparent cause of his dip, and it doesn't help that the struggling Wolves won the past two games. He's been a steady mid-round value and his owners shouldn't panic -- if anything, this could develop into a buy-low opportunity.
Jan 12 - 12:02 AM

Gorgui Dieng scored 15 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one triple on Friday vs. the Wizards.

He lost some minutes to Nemanja Bjelica in his previous outing, but that was a fluke and Dieng actually led the Wolves with 40 minutes on Friday. He finished 6-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line, and he hit the fifth 3-pointer of his season. He's shooting 77.1 percent from the line this season and doesn't hurt his fantasy owners anywhere, so he should continue to churn out top-60 value in standard leagues.
Jan 6 - 10:40 PM

Gorgui Dieng scored 12 points with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes on Sunday against Portland.

Dieng finished one rebound shy of his sixth double-double of the season. He shot just 38.5 percent, but only attempted two shots in the paint. The Timberwolves face the Sixers on Tuesday and in their last meeting, Dieng scored 12 points and grabbed 10 boards.
Jan 1 - 11:04 PM

Gorgui Dieng matched his season-high 20 points against the Nuggets on Wednesday with eight rebounds, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block.

After two six-point games over the weekend, the scoring numbers are back on the rise with a 14-point game coming on Monday. Fantasy owners didn't draft Dieng for his scoring and he's been basically what they paid for with sixth-round value on the season.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 01:24:00 AM

Gorgui Dieng had a quiet night on Sunday, posting six points, five boards and one steal in just 29 minutes of action.

Early foul trouble didn't help and there's nothing to worry about here, as Dieng had played at least 40 minutes in three straight games before tonight. He's living up to preseason expectations as a subtle mid-round value in 9-cat leagues.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Gorgui Dieng was held to just six points on 3-of-5 shooting during Friday's loss to Sacramento, but he rounded out his stat line with 10 boards, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 43 minutes.

The scoring with Dieng comes and goes, but he’s been elite with the swats over the past two weeks, sending away 2.2 shots a night. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been doing much else putting forth averages of 9.8 points, 8.0 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.7 turnovers per game, so it’ll be tough for him to enter the early-round equation with lackluster rebounding numbers and a limited role on offense.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:56:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
SG1Zach LaVine
2Brandon Rush
3Lance Stephenson
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Jordan Hill
4Nikola Pekovic