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Nikola Pekovic admits his playing career may be over

At just 30 years of age, it may be the end of the line for Big Pek. Speaking at a press conference in Serbia this week, Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic admitted that his playing days could be over. “Two years ago I struggled with my injury, I was mentally exhausted,” Pekovic said, per EuroHoops.net. “This year I was there for two months, I tried to do everything...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

NBA's first training facility in Africa to be based in Senegal

As part of the NBA’s efforts to grow its international footprint, the league has announced it will expand its international training centers to Africa. Early next year, a location will open 40 miles from the Senegalese capital of Dakar. The center is designed for 16 to 18-year-old boys and girls to work on expanding their basketball skills. This center will allow the league...
Via The Comeback
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns taunts teammate Gorgui Dieng on Twitter after Kentucky's win

Update: Dieng does have Towns one-upped in one respect: he won a national championship at Louisville in 2013, while the Wildcats fell two wins shy of one in Towns’ one year in Lexington. Dieng reminded the budding star about that when he responded to his tweet. Let me know if you wanna see what champoinship ring look like my son @KarlTowns — Gorgui Dieng (@GorguiDieng) December...
Via College Spun
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NBA All-Who Is That? Team

Everyone recognizes the big names that have been selected to participate in the upcoming All-Star game in Brooklyn this weekend, but where is the love for the unheralded guys out there having terrific seasons and getting no lime light? What about the underrated guys that are consistently putting up solid numbers with no national recognition? I present to you the starting five of...
Via isportsweb.com
February 10, 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

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

Gorgui Dieng Recorded His First Career Double-Double Last Night

At this time last year, former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng was gearing up for the Cards 2013 national championship run. On Sunday evening, Gorgs put together his best career NBA performance with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Wins have been hard to come by for the T-Wolves this season, but in a 104-102 win over Sacramento, Dieng played an integral role. In 37 minutes of action,...
Via The Cardinal Connect
March 17, 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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