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MINNEAPOLIS --Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton remembers the former Gorgui Dieng.
That'd be the lanky Senegalese kid with a wingspan of more than 7 feet who, at one point, didn't understand the concept of goaltending. Even in college, he couldn't grasp why his freshman season ended when Louisville fell in the Sweet 16.
The old Gorgui sometimes appeared awkward with a basketball in his hands; after all, he'd rarely picked one up before attending the Sports for Education and Economic Development Academy in Thies, Senegal his first three years of high school. From there, he earned an invite to the 2009 Basketball Without Borders clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa.
It was there that Newton first saw Dieng's potential. He wasn't as strong as he is now, nor was he at all familiar with the nuances of basketball that come naturally to American kids who grow up playing the sport in their driveways.
Dieng spent most of his youth kicking a soccer ball around i...
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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested early Thursday morning in the Minneapolis suburb of Wayzata and booked into Hennepin County Jail at approximately 6 a.m on allegations of domestic assault. He currently is being held without bail. Details are vague so soon after the alleged incident, but the police report were called to a […] The post Timberwolves’...
LM Otero – Associated Press
Throughout the past few weeks we’ve been keeping you in the loops on former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng’s success this past month with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
After not playing much at all prior to the All Star break, Dieng became a double-double machine for the T-Wolves, while starting center Nikola Pekovic was injured.
On Tuesday evening...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gorgui Dieng sure wasn't in line for many in-season or postseason honors through the first four months of his rookie campaign.
But a recent surge has the Timberwolves center earning league-wide recognition and may just earn him a spot on the NBA's all-rookie team.
Dieng was announced Tuesday as the Western Conference's rookie of the month for March. The...
Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng Is The NBA’s Best Rookie
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
Everyone knows that Michael Carter Williams will be the Rookie of the Year and that Victor Oladipo and Trey Burke are the only players who come close to him statistically, but if you have looked at the advanced stats and the efficiency of these players, you would come...
Former Villanova star and current Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was arrested early Thursday morning for domestic assault.
#Twolves Dante Cunningham is in Hennepin County jail on probable cause charges relating to a domestic assault in Medina, jail records show.
— Andy Greder (@twolvesnow) April 3, 2014
According to Fox Twin Cities, Cunningham, 26, was booked...
Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has been charged with felony domestic assault, according to the Hennepin County attorney's office.
Cunningham, 26-year-old key reserve for the Wolves, will make his first court appearance Monday, the attorney's office said. Bail has been set at $40,000.
Cunningham is accused of assault by strangulation after an incident at his Medina...
Police in the west metro early Thursday arrested Minnesota Timberwolves player Dante Cunningham on suspicion of domestic assault.
Cunningham, 26, was apprehended by police in Medina and booked into the Hennepin County jail shortly after 6 a.m., according to jail records.
He is being held without bail pending charges.
Cunningham and the Wolves played Wednesday night at Target Center...
The Timberwolves of Minnesota were once a competitive and storied franchise. In the early 2000′s led by a young Kevin Garnett, the Timberwolves made the playoffs 8 years in a row from 1996-2004. After 7 first round exits, they finally reached the conference finals only to be beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers who ended up losing to the Pistons in what would be Shaq’s last season...
The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived guard A.J. Price. The Wolves roster stands at 14.
During the 2013-14 NBA season, Price appeared in 28 games with the Timberwolves and averaged 1.6 points, 0.5 assists and 0.4 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per game. Playing in his fifth season out of Connecticut, Price has averaged 5.9 points and 2.2 assists in 15.3 minutes over a 235 game career.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Love had 24 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double and the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt the Memphis Grizzlies a loss they could ill afford in a 102-88 victory on Wednesday night.
Ricky Rubio had 14 points, seven assists and three steals and Kevin Martin scored 21 points for the Timberwolves, who are trying to play spoiler down...
MIAMI (AP) -- Corey Brewer hit one of two free throws with 1.8 seconds left in the second overtime, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Miami Heat 122-121 on Friday night.
Kevin Love scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Minnesota, which got 24 from Chase Budinger, 15 from Gorgui Dieng and 13 apiece from JJ Barea and Ricky Rubio, who also added 14 assists. Referee Ken...
Earlier tonight, we featured a video of Chris Bosh’s daughter doing a videobomb of her father’s post game interview but that wasn’t the only video of the night.
After notching a triple-double against the Memphis Grizzlies, Kevin Love was doing a postgame interview when teammate Ronny Turiaf decided to videobomb with a towel:
Turiaf video bomb of Kevin Love...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham was charged Friday with assault after being accused of choking his girlfriend during an argument.
Although they're going to miss the playoffs for a 10th consecutive season, the Minnesota Timberwolves still have plenty to play for over the regular season's final week and a half.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kevin Love had 24 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists for his third career triple-double and the Minnesota Timberwolves dealt the Memphis Grizzlies a loss they could ill afford in a 102-88 victory on Wednesday night.