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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
9 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 AP on Fox
26 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Big Name NBA Players That Could Still Be Traded

  (April 12, 2015 – Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1/2/3. Nikola Pekovic/Kevin Martin/Anthony Bennett- Minnesota Timberwolves The Minnesota Timberwolves have maybe the best young roster in the NBA with Karl-Anthony Towns, Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins, Shabazz Muhammad, Adreian Payne, Gorgui Dieng, Zach LaVine and...
Via HoopStuff
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng to play in NBA's Africa game

NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich will coach the home team while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for the World Team in the NBA's first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of...
Via AP on Fox
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves' Dieng to play in NBA's Africa game

NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich will coach the home team while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for the World Team in the NBA's first game in Africa. Popovich, the five-time champion from the San Antonio Spurs, will guide Team Africa in the Aug. 1 game in Johannesburg, the league announced Thursday. He will be assisted on the bench by Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer, the NBA Coach of...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: What’s next in free agency?

With NBA free agency in full swing, the Boston Celtics have made several mid level moves to add and retain players in order to improve their team for the 2015 season. Although players can’t officially sign with teams until July 9th, Jae Crowder, Jonas Jerebko, and Amir Johnson have all agreed to deals to suit up for the green and white next season. With most of the marquee names...
Via isportsweb.com
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wolves and Tyus Jones agree to deal

Tyus Jones and the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to a deal, reports Darren Wolfson. The deal has been done for days and Jones will take the court tomorrow for the Wolves’ summer league practice.  Jones was selected 24 overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers and was then traded to his hometown team. Jones is from Apple Valley, MN and grew up as a Timberwolves fan.  Draft reports...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Identifying Potential NBA Sophomore-Year Breakouts

Being a rookie in the NBA looks really, really hard. For one thing, the NBA has the most rigorous travel schedule of any other league. The rare international player who is coming from a Euroleague-caliber team will play about 60 games in their last season before the NBA. Most international leagues, and certainly the NCAA, have a slate of about 40 games. And then, as the rookie...
Via The Sports Post
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng graduates from the University of Louisville

Gorgui Dieng's sophomore campaign was, all things considered, a resounding success. While he's still not fully developed by any means, his production on defense alone should give the Timberwolves hope for his NBA future. As for his non-NBA future, whenever that may come, Dieng also appears to be heading on the right path. On May 10, Dieng graduated from the University of Louisville...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Arinze Onuaku To Sign 10-Day Contract With Wolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves will sign Arinze Onuaku to a 10-day hardship-exception contract. The Wolves need another big body to finish the season now that injured Gorgui Dieng stayed home from this West Coast trip and Nikola Pekovic is headed for surgery. Onuaku averaged 17.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 41 D League games this season with the Canton Charge.
Via RealGM
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng finishes strong with reverse slam dunk against Knicks

Gorgui Dieng is a rising star for the Minnesota Timberwolves. And speaking of rising, look at him rise up for this reverse dunk against the New York Knicks: That was probably the worst segue of all-time but that dunk certainly wasn’t. *** Gorgui Dieng pic from Getty Images. Vine by Michael Gallagher.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Duncan is impressed with Timberwolves’ big man Dieng

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Gorgui Dieng is a student of the game and he’s getting his recognition for it. At All-Star Weekend, San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan was asked about his thoughts on the young post player and he was impressed. “He’s been great. I really like his game. He’s really steady, very deliberate. He’s […]
Via Project Spurs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves trying to reacquire Kevin Garnett

The Minnesota Timberwolves want to bring back one of their legends. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Minnesota is making a push to reacquire  Kevin Garnett in a swap that would send Thaddeus Young to Brooklyn. Young has been a player the Nets have coveted for some time. Brooklyn general manager Billy King drafted Young in Philadelphia. If a deal is agreed upon, Garnett would...
Via Sports-Glory
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hard work, unselfishness leading Andrew Wiggins to NBA stardom

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Only two years ago, Andrew Wiggins was in the midst of his LeBron-like senior season at Huntington Prep in Huntington, West Virginia, and on the verge of what was expected to be an historic freshman campaign in the NCAA before bolting to the big-money world of pro basketball. While his transition from high school legend to NBA rookie hasn’t been...
Via Sports-Glory
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch all of Zach LaVine’s spectacular dunks in slow-mo

  Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Zach LaVine put on a spectacular aerial display to take home the dunk competition during All-Star Saturday night. The 19-year-old scored a perfect 100 in the opening round. He highlighted his scintillating start with a through-the-legs, one-handed reverse slam. LaVine had a final round of 94 to overtake Orlando’s Victor Oladipo, who struggled...
Via Sports-Glory
February 15, 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

Road Reaction: 76ers 103, Timberwolves 94

Friday night presented the Wolves a rare opportunity against a team in a rebuilding situation akin to that of Minnesota itself. Five BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge participants -- Minnesota's Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Gorgui Dieng and Philadelphia's Michael Carter-Williams and Nerlens Noel -- suited up at the Wells Fargo Center. These are two teams stocked with young talent...
Via Fox Sports North
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Will Be A Part Of NBA All Star Weekend

Jim Mone – Associated PressFormer Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng will participate in this year’s NBA All Star weekend during the Rising Stars game. This year, the NBA has decide to go with a different format for this game where there will be a team of full of American born players facing a team full of players from other countries. Dieng is a member of the “World Team.”...
Via The Cardinal Connect
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves beat Celtics for first home win since Dec. 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter to help the...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves beat Celtics for first home win since Dec. 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter to help the...
Via Fox Sports North
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves beat Celtics for first home win since Dec. 10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight points during a crucial stretch of the fourth quarter to help the...
Via Fox Sports North
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

In the center of it all: Wolves big men show life in loss

MINNEAPOLIS -- During the Timberwolves' 25-plus seasons of existence, they haven't been treated to a glut of high-level centers. There's some name recognition at the position. Randy Breuer commands respect, but his jersey number's being retired in the Williams Arena rafters, not those of the Target Center, on Saturday. Luc Longley spent three years here, too, but his best work came...
Via Fox Sports North
January 23, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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