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Gorgui Dieng was selected as the 21st pick in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz, but he won’t be heading to Salt Lake City anytime soon. As expected, the rights to Dieng have been traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Minnesota has traded Trey Burke, who they drafted with the ninth overall pick to the Utah Jazz in exchange for the rights to Gorgui Dieng and Shabazz Muhammad. The trade was finalized by the NBA shortly before 10:30 PM.
The Timberwolves certainly haven’t had much success in recent years, but I do think they have some pieces and could potentially have some success down the road. I don’t think this is as bad of a situation as some are making it out to be.
We’ll have more soon.
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