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GORGUI DIENG RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gorgui Dieng set to play in South African exhibition

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng is heading back to Africa. Born in Senegal, the 25-year-old big man is expected to play in an NBA exhibition game this summer. It's in Johannesburg, South Africa on August 1. Here's more information, courtesy of CBS Minnesota:"Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves also will take part in...
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June 10, 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...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Gorgui Dieng having strong sophomore season

With Nikola Pekovic out for the majority of the season with a wrist and ankle injury, Minnesota Timberwolves young center Gorgui Dieng has done well taking over the center position. Gorgui Dieng playing tough defense Dieng didn’t get much playing time last season, but came on strong at the end after former Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman started to put him in the rotation more...
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January 09, 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 ...
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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...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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