Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  By PHIL ERVIN  |  Last updated 12/19/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gorgui Dieng was the last Timberwolvesplayer to exit the team's pregame shootaround Wednesday.Before leaving the Target Center floor, the rookie centerengaged in a lengthy discussion surrounded by general manager Milt Newton andassistant coaches Terry Porter, T.R. Dunn, David Adelman and Jack Sikma. Theiremphasis during the type of conversation that's become commonplace in Dieng'syoung, as-yet undefined career: be hungry, but stay patient."That's one thing they all say the same -- just bepatient, and your time will come," Dieng said. "(Starting centerNikola Pekovic) always telling me he didn't play his first year, his secondyear he barely played. I'm just gonna be patient. I've got a lot of good bigsin front of me."Wait, watch and learn quickly became the mantra for the No.21 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Even after second-string big man Ronny Turiafwent down with an elbow fracture in the second game of the season, opening thedoor for Dieng to receive more minutes than ...
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