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DeSagana Diop | Center/Forward | #5

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  7'0" / 280
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (8) / CLE

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DeSagana Diop, Kenny Kadji, Jermaine Taylor and Elliot Williams were waived by the Cavs on Friday.
None of these guys had much of a shot with Cleveland adding so much depth this year. They have a couple rookies in Matthew Dellevadova and Sergey Karasev playing well while Henry Sims had a nice month, too. Diop is unlikely to make another team until teams start looking for guys on 10-day deals. Fri, Oct 25, 2013 01:29:00 PM

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The Cavs have invited DeSagana Diop to training camp.

"It’s hard to find big guys," said Cavs GM Chris Grant. The Cavs frontcourt is somewhat stacked even without a healthy Andrew Bynum, who still has no return date, and there's no reason to give Diop a second thought.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 10:06:00 AM

DeSagana Diop was inactive on Saturday due to right knee soreness.

Diop's absence will go unremarked by most Bobcats fans, let alone fantasy owners, as he hasn't played in a game since March 4th.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 11:18:00 PM

DeSagana Diop moved into the Bobcats' starting lineup on Saturday, but he went scoreless in nine minutes.

The move could be designed to light a spark under Brendan Haywood, who played 10 minutes off the bench, but either way Diop offers negligible fantasy value.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 10:53:00 AM

DeSagana Diop has lost considerable weight and now weighs less than 300 pounds, according to the Charlotte Observer.

Diop was at least 30 pounds heavier last season, when his conditioning was so poor that he simply couldn't contribute. It's nice to hear that he's in better shape but we're not expecting any miracles -- Diop has averaged a mere 23 games played over the past three seasons in Charlotte, and now Brendan Haywood has assumed starting center duties.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 10:17:00 AM

Beat writer Rick Bonnell believes DeSagana Diop "looks lighter" than he was last season.

This is good news for Diop, who looked like he was very much out of shape for the majority of last season. Despite the weight loss, Diop isn't expected to challenge for consistent playing time behind Bismack Biyombo and Brendan Haywood.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 01:30:00 PM

DeSagana Diop played 14 minutes on Monday against the Wizards.

In a blowout loss, the Bobcats found a way to develop their young, budding up-and-comer in Diop.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 09:26:00 PM

DeSagana Diop (Achilles) played 11 minutes off the bench on Sunday, scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds.

It's sort of absurd that Diop would even be active in a lopsided game at the end of a lost season, but it makes sense in the context of the 2011-12 Bobcats.
Sun, Apr 22, 2012 10:47:00 PM

DeSagana Diop (Achilles) did not play on Monday against the Hornets.

Paul and Stephen Silas would probably like to develop him for the future, but we doubt 56-year old Diop's ailing body is going to cooperate.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 02:03:00 AM

DeSagana Diop (hamstring) returned to action on Thursday, playing nine minutes with one rebound and one assist to his credit.

Diop really has no business on the floor these days, but Paul Silas is going to give him minutes to spell his young guys, anyway. Still, there's no fantasy value here, obviously.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 10:20:00 PM

DeSagana Diop (hamstring) is expected to be available on Wednesday.

Diop hasn't played in a game since March 10 and has only topped 20 minutes once all season. He's not a fantasy option.
Wed, Mar 28, 2012 11:23:00 AM

DeSagana Diop (hamstring) did not play on Monday against the Celtics.

Diop hasn't played since March 4 and has no fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 02:15:00 AM

DeSagana Diop (hamstring) is questionable for Monday's game against the Celtics.

Diop hasn't played since March 4. He's not a real threat to Bismack Miyombo or Byron Mullens at the center spot.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 12:11:00 PM

DeSagana Diop (knee) has been ruled out for Friday against the Bucks.

Diop hasn't played since March 4 so most owners might have not have even noticed Diop's absence in the box score.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 12:56:00 PM

DeSagana Diop (knee) returned to action on Friday, playing 12 minutes with two points, six rebounds, and one block.

This qualifies as a great effort for Diop, which tells you all you need to know from a fantasy perspective.
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 12:12:00 AM