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GORGUI DIENG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Drafting Muhammad, Dieng looking better one year later

At one end, Gorgui Dieng rose and blocked Rasual Butler's point-blank shot, tore the ball out of the air and instigated the Timberwolves' break with a quick outlet pass. At the other, Shabazz Muhammad took a nifty dish from rookie point guard Zach LaVine and threw down a ferocious dunk. His team would go on to lose 109-95 on Tuesday night at Washington, Minnesota's third straight...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng works to give more Senegalese same opportunities he seized

Growing up in the tropical heat of Kebemer, Senegal, Gorgui Dieng used to mock his seven siblings mercilessly for their interest in the sport that's earned him millions of dollars, acclaim in his community and, closest to the Timberwolves center's heart, a chance to affect change there. The Dieng household, of which Gorgui's father is the patriarch, is gigantic, housing between 30...
Via Fox Sports North
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Timberwolves Have Picked Up The Third Year Of Gorgui Dieng’s Contract

Photo: @GorguiDieng On Monday afternoon the Minnesota Timberwolves announced that they’ve exercised the third year option on former Louisville center Gorgui Dieng’s contract. Dieng was selected 21st overall by Minnesota in the 2013 season and had a very solid rookie season. He played in 33 of the team’s final 35 games in this past season and appeared  in a total of 60...
Via The Cardinal Connect
October 21, 2014  |  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 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

Gorgui Dieng a work in progress, but already strong defender

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...
Via Fox Sports North
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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