In less than six weeks, former Louisville center Gorgui Dieng will make his NBA debut. Since being drafted in June, Dieng participated in the NBA Summer League with his new team, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and has been living in Minneapolis for the past month.
The T-Wolves started pre-training camp practice this week and Dieng appears to be fitting in nicely with his new team.
“I think he’s more ready to play than most of those guys because he’s skilled in his passing ability. He has an NBA skill and that skill is that he can guard,” Minnesota GM Flip Saunders tells Fox Sports North.
“Coach Pitino said he’s one of the best players he had, and here s a guy who’s only played ball for five or six years so he can improve, but the one thing he has is an NBA skill and he’s aggressive, he knows how to defend pick and rolls, he knows how to defend inside.”
Louisville fans haven’t had many former players to keep track of in the NBA over the past decade. That will certainly change now with D...