Dieng recorded six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist and one steal during Thursday's 100-96 loss to the Nuggets. Despite seeing just 15 minutes of action, Dieng played well off the bench and contributed with tallies in many statistical categories. The former Louisville Cardinal is adding 5.9 points and 4.5 rebounds this season, which are both drastically declines from 10.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game last year.
Dieng had 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's 120-108 loss to the 76ers. Dieng, along with the other bench players, saw some additional playing time Saturday. The first unit was blown out resulting in the second unit playing basically the entire fourth quarter. Dieng has shown previously what he can do when he is given a decent amount of playing time so this production comes as no surprise. Owners would need to see this again before running to grab him off the waivers.
Dieng accounted for 10 points (3-7 FG, 4-4 FT) and six rebounds across 22 minutes in Monday's 118-100 win over the Kings. Dieng's scoring and rebounding totals both paced the second unit, and the former tally equaled his best in 10 February games. The fifth-year big man has particularly been a steady force on the glass during the current month, hauling in at least five boards in six contests despite averaging a modest 15.7 minutes. While his limited playing time significantly caps his overall fantasy value, Dieng retains some appeal for those in very deep formats needing a bit of scoring and rebounding help at the end of their roster.
Dieng had 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 16 minutes during Wednesday's 140-138 overtime loss to the Cavaliers. Dieng remains a modest source of scoring and rebounding, but he has seen 20-plus minutes in only 18 of his 54 appearances this season. He hasn't seen so few minutes since his rookie campaign, in which he still mustered up more boards (5.0) and blocks (0.8) while playing 13.6 minutes per game than he is here in 2017-18.
Dieng finished with 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 26 minutes in Monday's 127-99 win over the Cavaliers. Dieng has seen his playing time dip dramatically this season while transitioning to a full-time bench role behind starting power forward Taj Gibson, but the Louisville big man is in the midst of one of his best stretches of the campaign. With 10.2 points (on 60.6 percent shooting), 4.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 20.8 minutes per game over his last five outings, Dieng could warrant a pickup in deeper settings, though it will take an injury to Gibson or Karl-Anthony Towns for him to gain more universal appeal.
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