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Over the weekend, former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng singed his first NBA contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dieng was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the first round with the 21st pick, but was immediately traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with former UCLA star Shabazz Mohammad.
Dieng’s contract is reportedly for four years with the first two years being guaranteed. The third and fourth years of the contract will be the team’s option. Over the first two years, Dieng will earn a guaranteed $2,766,120.
Dieng made his NBA Summer League debut for Minnesota on Saturday against the NBDL Select Team. In 22 minutes Dieng had four points, four rebounds and two blocks. The T-Wolves are in action again on Monday at 6:30 PM against the Phoenix Suns.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Saturday night they've finalized contracts with first-round draft picks Shabazz Muhammad and Gorgui Dieng.
Both rookies, who made their debuts in the Timberwolves' NBA Summer League-opening loss Saturday, ended up in Minneapolis via a draft-and-trade deal with Utah. The Jazz selected Muhammad 14th overall and Dieng 21st...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- After losing their longstanding minor league partner, the Timberwolves have turned to another neighboring state to meet whatever NBA D-League needs may arise next season.
Minnesota announced Monday it's entering into a one-year agreement with the Iowa Energy, based in Des Moines. The Sioux Falls (S.D.) Skyforce had been the Timberwolves' D-League affiliate...
The D-League Select defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves by a final score of 83-81 in Summer League play on Saturday.
Stefhon Hannah led the D-League with 23 points.
Shabazz Muhammad scored seven points on 3-for-7 shooting.