Dieng scored 12 points with five rebounds in 29 minutes in Monday's win over Philadelphia. Dieng got more playing time with Karl-Anthony Towns playing just 19 minutes due to early foul trouble and with Nemanja Bjelica sidelined with a sore knee. Dieng could get more minutes later in the season if Kevin Garnett is rested more frequently, but Monday's uptick in playing time may just be a one-game development.
Dieng recorded seven points (3-6 FG, 1-2 FT), seven boards, five blocks, two steals, and one assist over 21 minutes in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Magic. The blocked-shot production was nice to see from Dieng, who was able to match his total from the Timberwolves' other 11 games combined with the five rejections. For his career, Dieng has put up strong averages in rebounds and blocks on a per-minute basis, but unfortunately, he's just not seeing enough run right now. Even with Kevin Garnett resting Wednesday, Dieng barely eclipsed 20 minutes, and has surpassed that mark only six times all season.
Dieng played 22 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Heat, recording five points (2-8 FG, 1-2 FT), six boards, two steals, and one assist. Dieng saw his highest minutes count in five games during the victory, but with Kevin Garnett, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Nemanja Bjelica currently ranking ahead of him on the depth chart, his opportunities figure to remain minimal. The third-year big man has provided ample production as a rebounder in shot blocker when given larger workloads in the past, however, so if an injury hits one of the aforementioned players, he could attain some decent fantasy value.
Dieng scored ten points in 26 minutes with six rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot in Thursday's loss to Miami. After scoring just six total points in Minnesota's first two games, Dieng has scored in double digits the past two games. He's still behind Nemanja Bjelica as Minnesota's top frontcourt option off the bench, but his last two games could get him more minutes and shots.
Dieng scored 12 points with five rebounds in 21 minutes in Monday's loss to Portland. After scoring just six total points in Minnesota's first two games, Dieng finally got going on the offense end Monday. He's behind Nemanja Bjelica as Minnesota's top front court option of the bench, so his production may be limited in the near term.
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