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Wolves' international presence less prominent than usual

For as much international preeminence as the Timberwolves roster currently features, only three of its members are slated to take part in basketball's biggest international showcase save for the Olympics. And even that total could be changing. National teams have opened training camp for this year's FIBA World Cup, formerly known as the world hoops governing body's world...
Via Fox Sports North
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Celtics could still benefit from a Kevin Love to Cleveland deal

Last week I posted about how the Celtics have begun to accept that they're no longer in the Kevin Love race, as when all the dust is settled, there's not a truly compelling argument for either side to say 'no' in a potential Wiggins for Love trade. However, the Celtics could potentially benefit in the trade as a facilitator, as they're uniquely equipped with two...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump…Where being the third wheel in a Love-Wiggins swap wouldn’t be so bad

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. And then there’s Minnesota, who along with Love is certainly looking to trade Kevin Martin in the deal. The two will most likely come as a package. There were reports that the Wolves were trying to unload J.J...
Via Red's Army
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to run: Wolves bringing back fast-break offense

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sidney Lowe slumped down in his chair after practice, an ice pack the size of a watermelon fastened to his right knee. It had been a perspiration-filled, physically demanding workout. But this wasn't a session with Bill Musselman during the 1989-90 preseason. This was Monday, July 7 at the Target Center. And Lowe was dressed in a coaching polo, not a practice jersey...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to run: Wolves bringing back fast-break offense

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sidney Lowe slumped down in his chair after practice, an ice pack the size of a watermelon fastened to his right knee. It had been a perspiration-filled, physically demanding workout. But this wasn't a session with Bill Musselman during the 1989-90 preseason. This was Monday, July 7 at the Target Center. And Lowe was dressed in a coaching polo, not a practice jersey...
Via Fox Sports North
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Averaging A Double-Double In The NBA Summer League

Photo | ESPN.com To be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure if former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng would be participating in the NBA summer league this year. After having a sensational finish to his rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, it’s fair to wonder how much Gorgui would really benefit from the summer league. As I’m sure you know, Dieng ended up playing with the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Recap 7/16/14: Vegas Summer League Day 6

(Photo Credit via Moyan Brenn) The Scores:                                                                                                                                          Minnesota Timberwolves 86 @ Phoenix Suns 77 Timberwolves: -Gorgui Dieng — 13 points / 6-13 FGM-A / 19 rebounds / 2 steals -Zach...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Echoes of Gorgui in Deng’s verbal to Louisville

The positive comments of Deng Adel, the latest University of Louisville basketball commit, bear a close resemblance to those first uttered by a previous UofL player when he committed to Rick Pitino. Deng Adel “Getting an education is the most important thing to me and my family. But basketball gives me the chance to go to college,”  Adel told NBC Sports. A flashback of Gorgui...
Via Louisville Card Game
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Summer League: Timberwolves vs Wizards

Looking at game two for the Minnesota Timberwolves there are many places where they can improve.  I was looking for the defense to be tight and the rebounding on the defensive end to be better. Also I want to see if Alexey Shved can be consistent, and if Shabazz Muhammad could keep up with his great first game.  Additionally, I wanted to see what Glenn Robinson III has in him...
Via KC Sports Ninja
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Timberwolves have a promising future

The Timberwolves have not been a playoff team since Kevin Garnett was on the team, and Timberwolves fans have been in playoff deprivation mode for awhile. This past year the Timberwolves had the chance to get over .500 for the first time in the last nine years. They came up short and went 40-42, but for a wolves fan this isn’t too shabby considering how they’ve done in recent...
Via KC Sports Ninja
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: A Look Back At Gorgui Dieng’s Rookie Season

Photo | USA Today Sports Former Louisville big man had a strong finish to his rookie campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves. When starting center Nikola Pekovic went down with an injury late in the season, Dieng more than made the most of his opportunity. The former Cardinal put together multiple double-double’s. Dieng recorded 22 points and 21 rebounds, the first ever 20-20...
Via The Cardinal Connect
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dieng finds strength in training in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- Perhaps the most endearing development as the Timberwolves' lackluster 2013-14 campaign drew to a close was the sudden emergence of rookie center Gorgui Dieng. With an opportunity born from injury, Dieng played his way onto the NBA all-rookie second team with a stellar concluding month. The No. 21 overall pick from Louisville averaged 12 points on 52.8 percent...
Via Fox Sports North
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng on hand to celebrate UofL baseball’s return to CWS

Among the spectators watching the deciding game of the University of Louisville vs. Kennesaw State Super Regional was Gorgui Dieng, an all-time UofL favorite now playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball Association. He was there with his U.S. sponsor Lesley Thomas who worked with Dieng’s English-speaking family in Senegal four years ago to complete the...
Via Louisville Card Game
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota ties that bind

Your browser does not support iframes. Nick Burdi picked 46th in the Major League Baseball draft. By the Twins, of course. A second home for University of Louisville athletes, every road leading to Minneapolis. UofL players for all seasons. Gorgui Dieng, with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Teddy Bridgewater the Minnesota Vikings, and Asia Taylor the Minnesota Lynx. Richard Pitino, of...
Via Louisville Card Game
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wolves may not work out eventual top pick

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Flip Saunders worked a draft-night deal to land Gorgui Dieng last June, the move came as a surprise to some not privy to the Timberwolves inner circle's workings. Not because Dieng wasn't worthy of the draft's No. 21 overall pick. The Louisville center was considered a low first-round candidate well before Saunders picked Trey Burke and dealt him for...
Via Fox Sports North
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Named To The NBA All Rookie Second Team

LM Otero – Associated Press Former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng finished his rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in tremendous fashion. After playing very briefly for the first half of the year, Dieng exploded following the league’s All Star break in February. Dieng received a healthy increase in minutes following Minnesota starting center Nikola Pekovic’s injury...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo Headline 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team

The NBA announced Thursday that Michael Carter-Williams, Victor Oladipo, Trey Burke, Mason Plumlee and Tim Hardaway Jr. were named to the NBA’s All-Rookie first team. Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, Timberwolves’ Gorgui Dieng, Bobcats’ Cody Zeller and OKC’s Steven Adams earned spots on the NBA’s All-Rookie second team. Carter-Williams was the...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
May 22, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Multiple Timberwolves aiding NBA's international growth efforts

The NBA continues to expand its global reach, and select members of the internationally enriched Minnesota Timberwolves have a role in the process this spring and summer. Center Gorgui Dieng is currently in his home country of Senegal, where last week he helped launch the NBA and U.S. Agency for International Development's "Live, Learn and Play" program in the capital...
Via Fox Sports North
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Lottery All-Defensive Rookie Team

Naming the best defensive rookies of the Lottery teams. PG: Michael Carter-Williams (Philadelphia 76ers) This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone. Michael Carter-Williams was pretty much the unanimous choice for NBA Rookie of the Year, and thanks to his tremendous size and length for a point guard NBA teams knew he had possessed great potential as a defender at the...
Via The Lottery Mafia
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng Finishes Sixth In NBA Rookie of the Year Award

Photo | USA Today Sports Former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng finished his rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in tremendous fashion. After playing very briefly for the first half of the year, Dieng exploded following the league’s All Star break in February. Dieng received a healthy increase in minutes following Minnesota starting center Nikola Pekovic’s injury. Gorgui...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 05, 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...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Carter Williams And The NBA’s 20 Best Rookies

The NBA’s 20 Best Rookies By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1. Michael Carter Williams- 76ers- Pick 11 - MCW was the NBA’s best rookie by a wide margin, as he was the leading rookie scorer (16.7 per game), rebounder (6.2) and distributor (6.3). He proved that he is an All Star talent and potential franchise player and this season’s about to be named Rookie...
Via HoopStuff
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Gorgui Dieng’s Game Winner Against The Houston Rockets

LM Etro |Associated Press Former Louisville big man Gorgui Dieng’s rookie season with the Minnesota Timberwolves keeps getting better and better. After basically being a non factor for Minnesota for the first half of the season, Dieng has been on an absolute tear in the past month. Gorgs was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March after recording multiple double...
Via The Cardinal Connect
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewer's 51 lifts Wolves over Rockets 112-110

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Corey Brewer scored a career-high 51 points and Gorgui Dieng hit a short jumper with 4.6 seconds to play to lift the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves to a 112-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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