Dieng was a DNP-CD in Sunday's loss to the Spurs. Taking advantage of some injuries, Dieng put together a strong run in February and March prior to the shutdown, but he has not played in either of the Grizzlies' first two games in Orlando. For now, the former Louisville standout appears to be outside of the regular rotation.
Dieng posted six points (2-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 14 rebounds and two blocks across 19 minutes during Wednesday's 118-79 victory over the Nets. Dieng was excellent on the glass and on defense in limited action, helping hold off the Nets, who were on the second night of a back-to-back. With the performance, Dieng became just the second player over the past 10 years to post 14 boards and two blocks in 19 or fewer minutes -- the other being Salah Mejri in 2017. Over the past seven games, Dieng is averaging 9.7 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.0 steal in 22.4 minutes, seeing extended run due to the absences of Jaren Jackson (knee) and Brandon Clarke (quadriceps).
Dieng finished with 17 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 10 boards, one assist, one block and one steal in 26 minutes of a 125-88 win against the Hawks on Monday. This was his third double-double since the All-Star break; not coincidentally, it was also his second-highest minute total since coming to the Grizzlies in early February. Dieng is a second-unit option, but can put up numbers when given the opportunity.
Dieng finished with 10 points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 19 minutes during Wednesday's 140-112 loss to the Rockets. Dieng has been one of the hottest pickups over the past few days but was unable to make the most of his emerging role. If you added him prior to this game, you would be well advised to hold given this was arguably the worst matchup thinkable for Dieng. The Grizzlies will host the Kings on Friday and we should look for Dieng to put up a much-improved performance in that one.
Dieng totaled 14 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, four blocks and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 124-97 loss to the Clippers. Dieng played a team-high 28 minutes Monday as the injury list in Memphis continues to grow. Brandon Clarke (hip) was only able to play four minutes before leaving the game, affording Dieng with a nice opportunity to flaunt his wares. He has a proven ability to put up numbers whenever the playing time is there and until we get word on Clarke's injury, Dieng is worth adding in most competitive formats.
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