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GORGUI DIENG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gorgui Dieng is dominating Afrobasket

We pay far more attention to Eurobasket than Afrobasket, but Gorgui Dieng is trying to change that. The Timberwolves center has been wrecking opponents during Afrobasket, and is putting up some of the best numbers in the continent. Playing for Senegal, who is 5-0 and just beat down Algeria 75-57 during a quarterfinal match, he's showing the rest of the world how good he can be....
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Celtics target Minnesota's Gorgui Dieng?

The Boston Celtics need a center. With Kevin Garnett, Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Pekovic, and Gorgui Dieng, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a surplus of centers. Maybe a deal could be struck here?Towns is their future, he won't be going anywhere. Pekovic is a good player, but he is making $12 million per year for 2 more seasons. That money doesn't mesh with the Celtics seeming intent...
Via Celtics Life
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng holds his own in NBA's Africa exhibition game

JOHANNESBURG -- The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday -- starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. And Minnesota big man Gorgui Dieng represented the Timberwolves well, scoring 12 points. Dieng also added five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 17 minutes, 58 seconds of playing time. The crowd was roaring early at Ellis...
Via Fox Sports North
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 reasons why Gorgui Dieng will be a future All-Star

It might not happen this year, but there are multiple reasons why it is only a matter of time before Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves becomes an All-Star center. Dieng hails from Senegal, and was drafted 21st overall in the 2013 NBA draft after playing three years of college basketball at the University of Louisville. He has only played one year for the Timberwolves, but ...
Via isportsweb.com
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng lands on NBA All-Rookie team's second unit

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gorgui Dieng's stoic, head-down rookie surge has been officially recognized. A 125-member panel of NBA media selected the Timberwolves center to the league's 2013-14 all-rookie second team, honoring his late-season contributions that helped him go from bench-warming rookie to effective starting center. Starting 15 of Minnesota's final 18 games, he averaged 12 points...
Via Fox Sports North
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves season report card: Gorgui Dieng

  This is the sixth in a 14-part series evaluating each Timberwolves player's performance during the 2013-14 season. Find the entire series here.   In his NBA debut, Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng played 14 minutes, 25 seconds, went 0-for-1 from the floor and 0-for-4 from the foul stripe, didn't record a rebound and picked up four personal fouls. By the end, he'd played himself...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng Is The NBA’s Best Rookie

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...
Via HoopStuff
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves center Dieng earns Western Conference rookie of the month

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 6-foot-11,...
Via Fox Sports North
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng; Elite Trade Bait

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng; Elite Trade Bait By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Don’t look now, but Gorgui Dieng is playing better than any rookie in the NBA. He is just starting to receive real minutes and is playing All Star caliber basketball. No, seriously. Even though they have Nikola Pekovic who is one of the 5 best centers in the NBA, Dieng is proving...
Via HoopStuff
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Week 22: Gorgui Dieng leads New Faces

Who is Gorgui Dieng?  The 24 year old rookie has gotten starts, burn and shots with Nikola Pekovic out.  On Saturday, Dieng posted a Kevin Love-like line of 22/21/4 and was 10 for 11 from the free throw line against Houston when they opted to put all their effort in the paint into stopping Love.  He had averaged 11/11 with a high FG% his previous 2, and with Pekovic out Sunday...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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